Hurtigruten Еxpands Antarctica Operation 2018

By ,   November 24, 2016 ,   Cruise Industry

For 2018 season, Hurtigruten will expand its Antarctica operation to 3 expedition ships, led by the new 530-passenger hybrid LNG-Diesel ship ms Roald Amundsen.

The line will offer tailored experiences which extend from exploratory sailings with 600-guest Midnatsol, to nature-immersive expedition sailings for the limited number of passengers that the 254-guest Fram can carry.

Roald Amundsen will sail from Punta Arenas in Chile, combining the Chilean Fjords and the Falkland Islands with Antarctica, while Fram and Midnatsol will sail from Ushuaia in Argentina.

All Hurtigruten’s Antarctica expeditions sailing from South-America offer optional land experiences such as the Manuel Antonio National Park in Costa Rica, Machu Picchu in Peru, biking excursions through Santiago de Chile, the Atacama Desert, Patagonia, and the three-nation Iguazu Falls.

MS Fram will also undertake expedition itineraries in the Caribbean and along the US East Coast. The destinations are spread across eight countries along the coast of Central America and include landings at ports, San Blas Islands, Fort San Lorenzo, Boscas del Toro, Puerto Limón, Corn Islands, Isla de Providencia, Cayos Cochinos, Lighthouse Reef.

For the US East Coast, Hurtigruten cruise itineraries will include landings in cities such as New York and Boston.