Hurtigruten has unveiled the latest collection of coastal voyages in its new brochure, taking bookings for 2017/18.
The new offering includes a fleet of 12 ships and covers 34 ports along the Norwegian coastline. A range of classic voyages are available, from a 12-day full round trip and an 11-day Norwegian discovery voyage ending in Trondheim, to a seven-day Voyage North and six-day Voyage South.
Guests can broaden their horizons with the line's expedition teams – whose purpose it is to add a new dimension to each voyage with their wealth of knowledge, while the company's new culinary concept, Norway’s Coastal Kitchen, offers ingredients sourced both from the sea and from local farmers along the routes. Prices for a 12-day Classic round-trip voyage from Bergen lead in at £947 per person, while a six-day Voyage South itinerary leads in at £554.
Meanwhile, the company has announced the setting for the christening of its new ship, MS Spitsbergen. Scheduled to take place on July 6, the ceremony will see the new explorer ship christened under Norway’s midnight sun, with the port town of Svolvaer as a backdrop.
Named after the largest island in the Svalbard Archipelago, the vessel will start its first season in Norway before alternating between sailings along the Norwegian coastline and polar expeditions. Guests will be able to join her on a range of voyages, including In the Wake of the Vikings, which sails along the Viking trail, from Bergen via the British Isles to Iceland, landing on several of the beautiful islands in the North Atlantic Ocean.
For more information visit hurtigruten.co.uk, or call 020-3582 6642.