Hurtigruten Cruises

Hurtigruten has been sailing the spectacular Norwegian coast since 1893. Today, Hurtigruten is a world leader in expedition cruising, sailing to the most remote of destinations – including Antarctica, Greenland and Spitsbergen – as well as year round voyages along Norway’s beautiful coastline and Europe in the spring and autumn. Hurtigruten’s fleet of intimate ships have been built specially for the waters they sail, which allows them to sail deeper into the heart of the awe-inspiring landscapes they travel to, that larger ships simply cannot access. A cruise with Hurtigruten makes for a lifetime of wonderful memories and authentic experiences.


Founded: 1893


2012/13 Fleet

  • 12 ships carrying between 254 to 1,000 guests – the newest 21st century ships feature modern design and environmental commitment; the mid-generation ships, built in the 1990s, are smaller and provide a stylish modern maritime atmosphere; the traditional ships which includes the MS Lofoten (built in 1964) are still a favourite for many returning guests and the state-of-the-art, purpose built expedition vessel, MS Fram.



  • 30 years +
  • Adventure seekers, experienced travellers, chill-out voyagers


Language & Onboard Currency

  • Language onboard: English, however, announcements, lectures and written information are also given in German
  • Currency: Norwegian Kroner is used onboard, however, most major currencies can be exchanged
  • Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Diners card are all accepted



  • Norway
  • Antarctica
  • Greenland
  • Spitsbergen
  • Europe (in spring and autumn)



  • Wide range of comfortable cabins – from luxurious suites with seating areas and private balconies, to standard outside and inside cabins
  • As a general rule, outside cabins, located on the higher decks, have a picture window, while cabins on the lower decks have portholes
  • With the exception of MS Lofoten, all ships have at least one specially equipped cabin for disabled passengers


Dining & Beverages

  • All meals made from fresh and local produce
  • Range of cuisine from the richly traditional to the completely modern
  • Breakfast and lunch are usually served as buffet style
  • Dinner is a three course set meal



  • The emphasis onboard is relaxation and getting away from the commercial entertainment
  • Our aim is to get closer to the unique environments and share the experience with fellow passengers
  • Musical entertainment on some stretches of the voyage may be offered in the bar area but there is no organised program


Ship Facilities

  • Reception area
  • A glass enclosed panorama lounge
  • Ample deck space
  • Restaurant, cafes and bars
  • Internet access onboard all ships except MS Lofoten
  • A shop which sells souvenirs, knitwear, books, postcards, stamps and a limited supply of toiletries
  • Gym, sauna & jacuzzis available onboard some ships
  • Selected ships also have libraries and saloon bars


Cruise Price Inclusions

  • Voyage in cabin grade of choice
  • All meals
  • English speaking tour leader on board
  • Entrance fee to the Hurtigruten Museum (except on the Classic Voyage North and Explorer voyages, due to schedule)


Guest Loyalty Program

  • 1893 Ambassador Programme – a complimentary membership for all guests who have travelled with Hurtigruten for a minimum of 3 nights on a previous single journey, offering special discounts and extra benefits