Norwegian Coastal Voyage

Tromsø, Norway, June 2013 – Hurtigruten has announced a series of specially-priced Fly-Voyage packages on their award-winning six- and seven-day Norwegian Coastal Voyage sailings.  Named “The world’s most beautiful voyage,” by Lonely Planet, Hurtigruten’s modern ships sail along a route honored twice by National Geographic Traveler as the “Best destination in the world.”  A staple of Norwegian culture since 1893, Hurtigruten’s fleet of modern ships offers a unique glimpse into Norwegian culture as they transport guests and locals alike along Norway’s scenic fjord-indented west coast, stopping at 34 ports of call between the cultural center of Bergen and Kirkenes, high above the Arctic Circle. 

    Four nine-day southbound packages and six 10-day northbound packages departing in Aug. and Sept. are priced from $2,795 to $4,076 per person, double – amounting to a savings of up to $2,125 and $2,525, respectively.  The fares include the voyage with all meals on board; flights from Atlanta, Charlotte and Chicago; hotel accommodations for two nights; airport and ship transfers; two or three shore excursions; and current air, cruise and hotel taxes and air fuel surcharges.  Additional add-on gateways from 19 North America cities (with more planned) are offered at fares of $50 to $650 per person.  This offer is for new bookings only, capacity-controlled, cannot be customized (beyond purchasing additional excursions aboard the vessel), and must be fully paid within 48 hours of booking.  Air carriers and routing are at the discretion of Hurtigruten.

    The incredible diversity of ports offers Hurtigruten’s guests a wealth of experiences and an ever-changing landscape of small fishing villages in the rugged Lofoten Islands; Art Nouveau Ålesund, the medieval Viking capital of Trondheim; and Norway's "Paris of the North," Tromsø, all brought to life under the midnight sun.  One of the three excursions included in the northbound sailings is a trip to The North Cape, the northernmost point on the European continent, with a visit to the North Cape Hall and time spent with the local Sami people and their reindeer herds. 

    The southbound journey offers two excursions: A Taste of Vesterålen which takes in the historical and cultural highlights of this incredibly scenic archipelago region between Harstad and Sortland; and Trondheim with Nidaros Cathedral where guests can explore this well-preserved 1,000-year-old city and its near 1,000-year-old cathedral.  Additional excursions are available for booking on board.

    Additional North American gateways include: Albuquerque, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Denver, Detroit, Miami, Milwaukee, Nashville, Orlando, Phoenix, Raleigh-Durham, Salt Lake City, St. Louis in the US; and Calgary, Montreal and Vancouver in Canada.

    Proudly transporting both freight and passengers for 120 years, Hurtigruten is a world leader in expedition voyages, sailing to such remote destinations as Antarctica, Greenland and the Arctic’s Spitsbergen, as well as year round along Norway's coast and Europe in the spring and fall. The company’s fleet of 12 intimate ships, which each carry 100 to 646 guests, allows travelers to enjoy the scenery and culture of the destination in a relaxed atmosphere.

    Additional information and reservations can be obtained from travel agents, at Hurtigruten's visitor-friendly website, www.hurtigruten.us; or by calling the Hurtigruten Package Team at 888-912-2571.

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