Spring has sprung, the sun is shining… and airlines are releasing their Northern Hemisphere Early Bird airfares for 2023 – all of which make it the perfect time to book your next cruise!
Which is where leading adventure expedition cruise ship company Hurtigruten Expeditions has you covered, offering a fantastic selection of itineraries to every corner of the globe. Join one of its outstanding cruising expeditions and immerse yourself in remote landscapes, remarkable nature and explore the fascinating ports and cities around the world. Book a Greenland, Alaska, British Isles, Iceland or Svalbard expedition for 2023, on or before 31 October 2022, and save up to $1,500 per cabin.
Here’s a selection of journeys to some of their favourite destinations, guaranteed to satisfy your travel itch.
Greenland – Save up to $1,500 per Cabin
Choose from two unforgettable itineraries to Greenland, home to dramatic glaciers, deep blue fjords, and untouched wilderness. Taking in the Island’s east coast, Hurtigruten Expeditions’ 13-day Greenland – The Ultimate Fjord Expedition (departs 2 August 2023 and is priced from AUD10,072* per person twin share) provides an unparalleled opportunity to explore the vast expanse of the spectacular Scoresby Sund, the world’s largest fjord system, and Ittoqqortoormiit, the most remote inhabited community in the Western Hemisphere.
Or travel to the Island’s remote western coast with Hurtigruten’s 16-day Disko Bay – The Heart of Greenland (departs 14 and 29 June and 14 and 29 July 2023, and is priced from AUD11,035* per person twin share). Visit the celebrated UNESCO World Heritage site of Ilulissat with its imposing ice fjords and gigantic ice formations and Disko Bay, haven to whales and seals; before immersing yourself in the rich history and culture of the indigenous Inuit peoples at Sisimiut.
Alaska and British Columbia – Save up to $1,000 per Cabin
Further west, the scenery of British Columbia and Alaska is as impressive and iconic as the wildlife and indigenous communities that call this part of the world home.
Take advantage of two early bird offers that allow travellers to experience what many consider to be North America’s last true wilderness. Hurtigruten Expeditions’ 15-day Alaska and British Columbia Expedition Wilderness, Glaciers and Culture (Northbound) combines whale and bear watching with a chance to uncover Alaska’s extraordinary heritage, from moss-covered totem poles telling the story of the Tlingit people, to petroglyph carvings dating back thousands of years. This itinerary departs 14 May and 7 June 2023 and is priced from AUD7,435* per person twin share.
Or travel to the remote Aleutian Islands, where you can experience the wonders of Misty Fjords and Icy Bay and explore the stunning coastline of British Columbia on Hurtigruten Expeditions’ 18-day Alaska and British Columbia Expedition Inside Passage, Bears and Aleutian Islands (Southbound) which departs 17 July and 6 September 2023 and is priced from AUD10,135* per person twin share. The journey also includes a visit to Nome, the end point of three of Roald Amundsen’s epic polar expeditions.
Iceland – Save up to $1,500 per Cabin
Iceland is famously known as the land of fire and ice. straddling the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates, seismic activity sees this country still growing as a landmass. With 9-day and 11-day versions, the Circumnavigating Iceland: The Land of Elves, Sagas and Volcanoes itinerary has multiple departures between May 2023 and August 2024 and is priced from AUD5,335* per person twin share. Discover Iceland’s starkly beautiful, volcanic scenery – with active volcanoes, geysers, glaciers, mountains and waterfalls., in stark contrast with modern Iceland, with its stylish restaurants, boutiques and galleries, and museums detailing Icelandic history and culture through the ages
Svalbard – Save up to $1,000 per Cabin
The beautiful High Arctic is unlike anywhere else on the planet. Glaciers, magnificent tundra, sea ice and the midnight sun create lifelong memories. Svalbard offers the chance to encounter rich wildlife, from whales to Arctic foxes and amazing birdlife – not to forget the real ruler of Svalbard, the Polar Bear. With four itineraries to select from, the ultimate choice for the avid adventurer would have to be the 12-day Circumnavigating Svalbard The Ultimate Expedition itinerary, with 13 departures between July 2023 and September 2024, priced from AUD10,502* per person twin share.
For more information about these itineraries visit https://www.hurtigruten.com.au or telephone 1300 322 062.
SOURCE: Hurtigruten Expeditions / IMAGE CREDIT: Hurtigruten-Expeditions_SISIMIUT_©Camille-Seaman