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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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European Waterways Barges Waives Single Supplement for 2017

European Waterways

In a nod to the growing popularity of the solo traveler, European Waterways announced that it is waiving its single supplement on many of its luxury hotel barge cruises for the remainder of the 2017 season.  The promotion is applicable to such popular vessels as Anjodi, L’Art de Vivre, Panache, L’Impressionniste, and Renaissance in France, and La Bella Vita in…

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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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European Waterways Upgrades Fleet for 2017

European Waterways

European Waterways, Europe’s leading hotel barge cruising company, announced the completion of an extensive winter upgrade and refurbishment program on many of the company’s hotel barges in its 18-vessel fleet for the 2017 cruising season, which started in April. The company’s “floating boutique hotels” were all thoroughly inspected and given a makeover by a team of designers and skilled craftsmen….

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Hurtigruten Introduces Widest Ever Selection of Excursions in Norway

Hurtigruten RIB boat

Offering more than 100 unique excursions, the world-leading expedition cruise line invites guests to become fully immersed in the world’s most beautiful coastline – at their chosen activity level. Adventure travelers can always expect the unexpected with Hurtigruten, offering guests: A record number of authentic local Norway excursions covering wide-ranging topics from nature-based to urban exploration, and energetic hikes to…

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Hurtigruten to Offer a Record 100 Shore Excursions in Norway in 2018

Hurtigruten shore excursions

Expedition travel operator Hurtigruten will offer a record 100 shore excursions, Young Explorer activities and professional expedition teams on its Norwegian coastal ships in 2018. Designed to suit all ages and activity preferences, the coastal expedition excursions will include nature-based tours, hikes, gentle strolls, rib boat excursions, and urban exploration opportunities. Highlights will include dogsledding through the mountains of Kristiansund,…

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Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic Offers Nordic Culinary Cruise

Nordic Passages Bergen

They say food is a window to the world. And at Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic, another window is opening as they introduce a new specialty to their stellar expedition team – culinary naturalist.  Renowned for their team of experts including historians, geologists, ornithologists, marine scientists, biologists – and even an ethnomusicologist – Lindblad is now harnessing the power of cuisine-as-culture to…

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Kids Go Free on European Waterways Hotel Barge Vacations

Kids Go Free on European Hotel Barge Vacations

European Waterways is catering to the growing market for family travel with a new “kids go free” promotion on select hotel barges in France and Scotland this summer.  The company is also offering a wider range of family-friendly excursions and meal options that will appeal to families with children of all ages.  On the eight-passenger L’Art de Vivre in Burgundy…

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Uniworld’s S.S. Joie de Vivre Sets Sail on Maiden Voyage

Uniworld S.S. Joie de Vivre

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection’s newest Super Ship, the S.S. Joie de Vivre, set sail today on its maiden voyage along the historic Seine River. The inaugural events included a christening ceremony in Paris led by the ship’s Godmother, Dame Joan Collins. Following the event, the S.S. Joie de Vivre embarked on its journey through Northern France along Uniworld’s Paris…

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European Waterways Offers 20% Off on La Bella Vita Hotel Barge in Italy

La Bella Vita Hotel Barge

Life is good on European Waterways’ hotel barge cruises with the recent announcement that it is offering 20% off per person on La Bella Vita, an intimate, 20-passenger vessel that cruises the waterways between Venice and Mantua in Italy.  The offer, which applies to departures on April 30 and May 28, also includes a waiver of the single supplement.  With…

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