Arctic-Spitsbergen Expedition Voyages are one of the most attractive options in today’s niche cruise market. Considered the last wilderness of Europe, Arctic-Spitsbergen features unspoiled nature and wildlife filled with rare Arctic flowers, polar bears, seals, whales, birdlife, and majestic glaciers. Cruises offer Zodiac and PolarCirkel boat landings, and professional, veteran expedition guides and lecturers.
Voyages last anywhere from 5-13 days, with special voyages such as the
8-day Climate Voyage. This voyage was created specifically for individuals that are interested in learning about global warming and its effects on polar ice caps.
In addition to The Arctic-Spitsbergen, Hurtigruten features voyages to Norway, Antarctica, The Falklands, Malvinas and South Georgia, Greenland, and Western Europe.
Hurtigruten’s ships are nothing short of spectacular in the world of expedition cruises. The fleet consists of fourteen ships. Eleven operate on the Norwegian Coastal Voyage route at any one time. The fleet includes:
MV Polar Star
MS Kong Harald
MS Richard With
Arctic-Spitsbergen voyages typically take place aboard MS Fram. The 11,647-ton MS Fram was built in 2007. It is 114 feet long and it accommodates 318 passengers. Named after the famous Norwegian Explorer Fridtjof Nansen, MS Fram’s interior “has been inspired by Greenland and the Arctic region.” It features a glass-enclosed observation lounge, and leisure facilities including a sauna, two heated outdoor Jacuzzis, and a gym.
If you would like to book an Arctic-Spitsbergen cruise aboard MS Fram, prices start at $2,747 per person, depending on the time of year and accommodations. You may contact a cruise travel specialist to book a cruise or visit the official Hurtigruten website at
http://www.hurtigruten.us. You may also try any of the discount booking search engines below for cruise deals.
Hurtigruten Contact Information
8411 W. Oakland Park Blvd. Suite 201
Sunrise, FL 33351
Toll Free: 800-323-7436