Northern Lights

The Hurtigruten Ship was excellent. the cabin was clean warm and comfortable but compact. The staff were very friendly , helpful and efficient. The restaurant served excellent food with a good choice. Due to covid restrictions there was plenty of checks and mask wearing. There were a lot of friendly people on board with jigsaws […]…

Seals teeth and burnt botties: Antarctic and Chilean Fjords with Hurtigruten

Going to Chile during a pandemic meant jumping through more hoops than a circus dog. Credit to Hurtigruten though, when they got us from the Chilean authorities, our progress to the ship was smooth and safe whilst navigating the final regulations. As we sipped our welcome champagne on board Roald Amundsen, even the thought of […]…

Introducing Fridtjof Nansen – Hurtigruten’s second hybrid ship

I was fortunate to be on board the first ‘showcase’ sailing around the British Isles, and what a stylish ship she turned out to be. On boarding in Tilbury, the ship’s classy Scandinavian design was immediately evident – it’s definitely a class above Hurtigruten’s older-style vessels….

Exploring the coves and secret islands of Central America and the Caribbean with Hurtigruten

Hurtigruten are best known for their polar cruises visiting Antarctica, Greenland and Spitzbergen. Their classic voyage along the Norwegian coast has been called the world’s most beautiful cruise and when you do it you can see why. It is not so well known that as the ship’s reposition from the Arctic and Antactica, and vice versa, each year that you can take cruises along the route….