|Hurtigruten's "Classic Norwegian Discovery Voyage" visits 32 ports in 11 days, and offers many optional excursions. // (c) 2011 Hurtigruten.|
Hurtigruten’s “Classic Norwegian Discovery Voyage” visits 32 unique ports in 11 days, including the UNESCO harbor town of Bergen and the small fishing villages of Kjollefjord and Berlevag.
Highlights of the voyage include the Art Nouveau town of Ålesund; Molde, with its view of the Romsdal Alps; the streets of Trondheim, Norway’s first capital; crossing the Arctic Circle; the Lofoten Islands; and Hammerfest, the world’s most northerly town. Fares for the March 15 to May 31, 2012 departures range from $2,354 to $10,841 per person, based on double occupancy, with higher pricing for suites. Members of the 1893 Ambassador Club receive 10 percent off as well as a range of onboard benefits.
Several culturally themed optional excursions are available for guests to customize their cruising experience while further exploring each of the ports visited. Offerings include dog sledding in Tromsø; a guided tour of the Kirkenes Snowhotel, complete with a visit to the Gabba Reindeer Park and a drink in Norway’s largest ice bar; a trip to the Geiranger Fjord – a UNESCO World Heritage Site praised by National Geographic – that features a ferry ride and a dinner in Molde (starting April 15); a midnight concert featuring both classic music and Norwegian folk songs in Tromsø’s Arctic Cathedral; and a journey across the 71st parallel to the North Cape, the northernmost point in Europe.
Rates are subject to availability and include accommodations in cabin or suite of your choice; all meals onboard; entrance fee to the Hurtigruten museum; fuel supplement; and all aspects of the onboard program, including an English-speaking tour leader. International flights and optional excursions are additional.