The Hurtigruten line was originally launched to transport people and goods along the coast of Norway. It was particularly prevalent in winter when infrastructure was still in its infancy and land travel was generally more difficult. Even though there are now alternative means of transport, the Hurtigruten line still runs, calling at 34 ports along the Norwegian coastline.
When going on an expedition voyage departing from Dover, you will be travelling on board MS Maud, the name chosen after the famous polar vessel used by Roald Admundsen in 1917. MS Maud refurbishment will be completed in time for the first voyages in March 2021. As part of the refurbishment, the ship has become even more sustainable by working on biodiesel, which reduces CO2 emissions by 80%. The ship offers comfort and style alongside its expedition cruises.
But Hurtigruten really does come into its own with its on-board Expedition team. Passionate and experienced about all things ‘Norwegian’, the team host lectures, presentation programmes and activities on a regular basis.
Features at a glance:
- Expedition Team
- Three restaurants
- Multe bakery and ice cream bar
- Explorer bar lounge
- Hot tubs
- Fitness room
- Conference room
- Car deck