Journey to ‘the end of the world’ this year and visit the magnificent North Cape – Hurtigruten’s best-selling shore excursion. More than 54,000 guests took the trip to the famous rock plateau in 2012 making it the top-selling excursion once again.
Hurtigruten’s guests flocked to the northernmost point of Europe on both the ‘North Cape’ (from £98pp) and ‘Breakfast at the North Cape’ (from £129pp) excursions where they could witness the dramatic rise of the 307 metre high cliff plateau from the Arctic Ocean, take in the spectacular views and watch the midnight sun (seasonal).
The North Cape and Hurtigruten have always been closely linked. After the shipping company expanded their route to Kirkenes in the early 20th century, just a few years after its foundation some 120 years ago, the ships also started to pass the North Cape where passengers could admire the famous rock plateau from the ship. Later, after completion of the road to the North Cape Plateau in the fifties, the trip to the North Cape was included in Hurtigruten’s shore excursion program. Its appeal has remained untarnished ever since.
Tromsø, Norway’s biggest city north of the Arctic Circle, also proved to be popular for guests, with almost 21,000 passengers attending the ‘Midnight Concert in the Arctic Cathedral’ (from £44pp) making it the second best-selling excursion. In third place was the ‘A Taste of Vesteralen’ tour (from £64pp), with more than 17,000 participants. This tour explores the beautiful and dramatic scenery of the Vesterålen Islands on a diverse bus tour from Harstad to Sortland.
Hurtigruten offers guests a broad and diverse shore excursion program to choose from, whatever their itinerary, whenever they sail. A total of 45 different excursions are offered on the 12-day Classic Round Voyage from Bergen to Kirkenes and back to Bergen. The maximum number and selection of shore excursions depend on the time of year.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: To ensure availability of choice of shore excursion/s, Discover the World Cruising recommends that they are booked before departing Australia.
12 Day Classic Round Voyage (Bergen – Kirkenes – Bergen) – Starting at £1,423 per person/twin share, offering year round daily departures, prices include full board in cabin grade of choice.
Hurtigruten is a world leader in expedition cruising, sailing to the most remote of destinations – including Antarctica, Greenland and the Arctic’s Spitsbergen – as well as year round voyages along Norway’s coast and Europe in the spring. The company’s fleet of 12 intimate ships, which each carry 254 to 1,000 guests, allows guests to enjoy unique destinations in a relaxed atmosphere.
About Discover the World Cruising
Discover the World Marketing Travel, trading as Discover the World Cruising, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Discover the World Marketing, a leader in global travel services and distribution, with over 30 years experience and over 80 offices worldwide. The Australian office has had its doors open for almost just as long and has specialised in world-class cruising for more than 15 of those years. Discover the World Cruising offers the discerning traveller tailormade cruise and tour holidays from detailed personalised itineraries, accommodation, transport and sightseeing to unique wilderness lodge stays for small groups, FITs and special interest groups. Discover the World Cruising specialises in cruising around the globe including Hurtigruten expedition voyages in Norway, to the Arctic and Antarctica, and Variety Cruises which provides small ship journeys for inquisitive minds to the Mediterranean, the Adriatic, Cuba and Seychelles.
Hurtigruten is a world leader in expedition cruising and is represented in New Zealand by Discover the World Marketing.
To make a booking or for more information, contact Discover the World Cruising, your Hurtigruten specialist on (09) 623 4293 or email firstname.lastname@example.org