Hurtigruten Expeditions launches largest ever Antarctica program (2023-2024)

   November 1, 2021 ,   Cruise Industry

Hurtigruten Expeditions revealed the first details about its 2023-2024 itinerary program.

Deeper Antarctica exploration, off-the-beaten-track Alaska, more ships in Canada’s Northwest Passage,  more land tours and activities ashore, and larger expedition teams.

Hurtigruten has expanded the offering of small-ship expedition voyages, adding destinations like West Africa, Galapagos Islands, the Caribbean, and the Canary Islands.

The 2023-2024 cruise season will be the most extensive in the company's 125+ years of history. In addition to brand new destinations, the growing fleet means more opportunities for some of Hurtigruten's most popular and iconic destinations.

The reveals of the first part of the program include:

  • 3 cruise ships in Antarctica for the full season with 34 voyages - the largest-ever offering on the White Continent, Falklands, and South Georgia. Expeditions span from 12-23 days, including a number of 16-day trips south of the Antarctic Circle into the remote wilderness.
  • 3 ships exploring Canada’s Northwest Passage, with the battery-hybrid powered MS Fridtjof Nansen and MS Roald Amundsen doing the first simultaneous full transits in opposite directions and then meeting mid-passage.
  • Off-the-beaten-track Alaska expeditions.
  • Unique opportunities to explore the remote Arctic jewel of Svalbard (the company founded expedition cruising there back in 1896).
  • Greener exploration onboard MS Fridtjof Nansen (recently elected “world’s most sustainable cruise ship”), and identical sistership MS Roald Amundsen.

MS Roald Amundsen cruise ship

Other recently released expedition sailings include exploration of both the East/West coasts of Greenland, exploration of Chilean fjords, 8 full circumnavigations of Iceland, and more.

All Hurtigruten Expeditions’ voyages feature a large expedition team with experts who are handpicked for each itinerary. Leading up to the 2023-2024 season, the size of the expedition team on all Hurtigruten ships will be increased further. More expedition equipment will also be added.