Hurtigruten Expeditions expands global cruise options for 2023-24

Hurtigruten Expeditions is expanding destinations served in 2023-24 to cover more of South America and North American National Parks.

The twin hybrid ships MS Roald Amundsen and MS Fridtjof Nansen will offer six North American expedition cruises.

They will explore nature reserves on the east and west coasts of the US and a new ten-day Panama to Barbados sailing is introduced.

Additional West African cruises are also being introduced.

Cape Verde, The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, and Senegal feature with MS Spitsbergen sailing from Dakar, the capital of  Senegal.

A total of 32 cruises can be combined with land-based tours of Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, Galapagos Islands, and Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio in Costa Rica.

The size of the expedition teams on all ships will be increased with more expedition equipment.

Hurtigruten Expeditions chief executive Asta Lassesen said: “Exploration is not solely about geography; it’s a mindset. We receive clear feedback from guests that they want to experience new ways to explore, and in more places.

“This is the reason why we continue to launch and expand our offerings to immerse in nature, culture, history, and science across the whole planet.

“We offer travel with learning and personal development. Our guests want their journey to have meaning and depth – while they explore unparalleled destinations leaving the lowest possible climate and nature footprint.

“In short, great will get even better. Our on board colleagues, and the way they share their passion, knowledge, and expertise of the areas we explore is the core of the Hurtigruten Expeditions’ experience. Bigger expedition teams mean more of everything – more experts, more knowledge, more activities and more options for our guests.”