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Hurtigruten Announces Risk-Free Bookings

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Hurtigruten, the world leader in exploration travel, has announced several policy changes in light of the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak. “In the current situation, it is important for us to ensure our guests receive timely and accurate information, as well as necessary flexibility,” says Hurtigruten CEO Daniel Skjeldam. “We want to make sure our guests can explore with confidence.” Since the…

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Silversea Opens Sales on New 51-Port Grand Voyage Arctic 2021

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The industry-leading ultra-luxury cruise line, Silversea Cruises, today opens sales on the Grand Voyage Arctic 2021—a remarkable 51-port itinerary that connects a range of once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Between July 16 and September 17, 2021, Silver Cloud will journey between Tromsø and Nome (Alaska), unlocking unique experiences for guests over 63 nights. The cruise line’s guests will travel deep into seven countries to witness untouched…

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Silversea’s Silver Origin To Deliver New Level of Luxury in the Galapagos

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Silversea’s first-ever destination-specific ship—Silver Origin—has floated out of the De Hoop shipyard in Lobith, the Netherlands. The all-suite, 100-guest ship touched water for the first time on December 30, 2019, and Silversea has commenced the countdown for the vessel’s inaugural season. When Silver Origin welcomes travelers in the Galapagos Islands from July 18, 2020, she will be the most elegant ship to ever…

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Viking Announces Launch of New Expedition Voyages

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Viking (www.viking.com) has announced the expansion of its destination-focused travel experiences with the launch of new expedition voyages. Viking Expeditions will begin sailing in January 2022 with its first vessel, Viking Octantis, embarking on voyages to Antarctica and North America’s Great Lakes. A second expedition vessel, Viking Polaris, will debut in August 2022, sailing to Antarctica and the Arctic. Viking’s…

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Crystal Endeavor Expedition Ship Rolled Out in Germany

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On Saturday, December 21st, Crystal Endeavor rolled out of MV Werften in Stralsund, Germany touching water for the first time in the most recent milestone for the polar class expedition vessel. Video footage from the shipyard gives viewers a close-up look of the roll-out process and aerial views of the ship, including its expansive deck space and helicopter pads. The…

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Witness the Total Solar Eclipse Aboard the World’s First Hybrid Expedition Ship

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Hurtigruten, the world leader in expedition travel, today announced the line’s 2021 total solar eclipse voyages, featuring Antarctica itineraries on the industry’s most advanced and environmentally-friendly ships. “We will sail both the world’s first hybrid electric-powered expedition ship, the MS Roald Amundsen, and her sister ship, the MS Fram, to prime positions outside the South Orkney Islands aiming to see…

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Silversea Flies Guests Directly to Antarctica in Business-Class Comfort

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Silversea Cruises, the world’s leading ultra-luxury cruise line, has announced a first in the ultra-luxury segment: a new fly-cruise service to Antarctica in business-class comfort, as part of the largest ever Antarctica offering in the cruise line’s history. Named Antarctica Bridge, the new service will provide discerning travelers with the fastest, most direct route to the White Continent. Departing from…

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Hurtigruten Offers Biggest Sale Ever with Up to 50% Off for Black Friday

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Travelers looking to experience bucket list destinations such as Antarctica, Alaska, Norway and Svalbard can take advantage of Hurtigruten’s biggest sale ever, with up to 50% off* select 2020 and 2021 itineraries. The sale begins November 27, 2019, and runs through December 4, 2019. As the world leader in expedition travel for more than 125 years, Hurtigruten offers guests immersive experiences to…

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Silversea Launches Effort to Safeguard Galapagos Islands

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To safeguard the wellbeing of the Galapagos Islands for future generations, Silversea Cruises has launched a dedicated fund that will preserve the natural wonders of the archipelago. By supporting a diverse selection of projects each year, the Silversea Fund will strengthen the balance between humans and nature in the Galapagos, as part of a long-term conservation strategy. In addition to…

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Silversea’s Silver Moon Celebrates Float-Out in Italy

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On August 29, Silversea’s new ultra-luxury cruise ship, Silver Moon, touched water for the first time at Fincantieri Shipyard in Ancona, Italy. A momentous milestone in the eagerly awaited ship’s build, the float out was marked by a celebratory event and a traditional coin ceremony, held in the presence of top-level representatives from Silversea and Fincantieri, plus VIP guests. Fincantieri…

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