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Hurtigruten Offers Out of This World Cruises

MS Roald Amundsen

For the traveler with a hunger for discovery and a yearning to explore the sea and space, Hurtigruten is introducing Out of This World Cruises, which features three explorer cruises accompanied by Dr. Kathy Sullivan and Dr. Norm Thagard—both former NASA astronauts. The cruises will take place on the MS Midnatsol and the new and luxurious hybrid MS Roald Amundsen,…

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Hurtigruten Expedition Ships Introduce Underwater Explorer Drones

Underwater Explorer Drones

Ninety percent of the world’s oceans remain unexplored. That’s about to change as underwater drone creators, Blueye Robotics, and Hurtigruten, the Norwegian expedition cruise line, plan to introduce underwater drones as part of the guest experience on its worldwide expedition cruises. Recently launched, Blueye Pioneer is an underwater drone that can dive eight times deeper than the average scuba enthusiast…

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Aurora Expeditions Marks 25 Years of Antarctic Exploration

Aurora Expeditions 25 Years of Antarctic Exploration

Aurora Expeditions, Australia’s most intrepid polar cruising company, is celebrating 25 years since its first expedition to Antarctica. The 2017 southern hemisphere summer season marks a quarter of a century since Aurora Expeditions first took a small group of intrepid adventurers on a breathtaking expedition to the icy continent. Since that inaugural adventure in 1992, Aurora has operated over 200…

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Hurtigruten Cruise Line Debuts 2018 Explorations

Hurtigruten Northern Lights

Hurtigruten – the world leader in exploration travel – is known for putting the spotlight on unique destinations and has just released new and exciting itineraries lined up for 2018. In Search of the Northern Lights Hurtigruten offers the best times to see the Arora Borealis on the In Search of the Northern Lights voyage. Experience the spectacular Seven Sisters mountain…

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Silversea Launches Expedition Leadership Training Academy

Silver Explorer

Luxury expedition cruise specialist Silversea has established a new leadership training academy aimed at recruiting and developing high-quality talent to join its expedition teams. Featured on every expedition voyage, expedition teams include some of the world’s most knowledgeable and experienced specialists in the areas of wildlife, biology, anthropology, geology, history, and more. They give lectures, run workshops, lead Zodiac® trips…

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ANTARCTICA XXl Announces Construction of a New Polar Expedition Vessel

MV Magellan Explorer

Antarctic air-cruise specialist ANTARCTICA XXI announces the addition of MV Magellan Explorer to its fleet of small expedition vessels. The ship will be delivered for the 2019-2020 Antarctic season, introducing a modern new vessel that is custom built for the company’s innovative fly and cruise Antarctic expeditions. “MV Magellan Explorer is the first small passenger ship to be purpose built…

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Hurtigruten Offers Freedom to Roam Sale

Hurtigruten RIB boat

Freedom to Roam Sale Starts on Norway’s National Independence Day. Save up to 10% pp* on all Norway Coastal Cruises and Select Explorer Cruises Departing May 17, 2017 – March 31, 2018 for a Limited Time In celebration of Norway’s National Independence Day, adventurers can connect with their inner Norwegian and save up to 10% per person* when booking select…

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8 Unexpected Ways Antarctica Can Wow You on an Expedition Cruise

AdventureSmith SUP Antarctica

Name one continent that conjures up the most superlatives. For starters, think coldest, highest, windiest and driest continent on the planet. You’re spot on if Antarctica comes to mind! The preferred way to experience a plethora of additional superlative experiences in this bucket list destination is to explore Antarctica in the intimate way that only a small ship can offer….

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Hurtigruten Begins Construction of First Hybrid Expedition Ship

MS Roald Amundsen exterior

Launching in 2018, MS Roald Amundsen will be the world’s first expedition cruise ship powered by hybrid battery technology. The steel section marking the official start of the construction, will become one of the main engine compartments – housing the ship’s revolutionary hybrid engines. Sustainability will be the core of every detail of the ship and the on board operation….

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