Hurtigruten Expeditions launches African cruises

Hurtigruten Expeditions launches African cruises

Hurtigruten Expeditions

Guests will spend four days in the Bissagos Islands

Hurtigruten Expeditions is to sail its first cruises to the West Coast of Africa in its 2022-2023 season.

Spitsbergen will sail a 13-day itinerary from Dakar, Senegal. This will mark the first time the cruise line has visited Senegal, with the voyage also including maiden calls in Cape Verde, The Gambia and Guinea-Bissau.

“2022 will be one of the most adventurous years for Hurtigruten Expeditions,” said Asta Lassesen, CEO of Hurtigruten Expeditions. “We know our guests want to explore many different parts of the globe, and our ambition is to offer the world’s most exciting destinations that can best be explored by our small ships. With the Bissagos Islands and Cape Verde, we offer a truly unique and off-the-beaten-track destination that is perfect for an expedition adventure like no other.”

Before departure, guests will visit the island of Goreé, a Unesco World Heritage site off the coast of Senegal. Guests will spend four days in the Bissagos Islands, viewing the local wildlife of the archipelago. They will also spend four days visiting ports and destinations around the ten islands of Cape Verde, before spending a day in Banjul, the capital of The Gambia. Finally, a city tour of Dakar is included on the day of disembarkation.

The first of Hurtigruten’s African cruises will depart from Dakar on 27 November 2022. The cruise line will also introduce a series of itineraries to the Canary Islands and Madeira for the 2022-2023 seasons.

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Alex Smith
By Alex Smith
10 August 2021

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