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New Hurtigruten ship named MS Spitsbergen

New Hurtigruten ship named MS Spitsbergen

8th Sep 2015 Cruise News

Norwegian explorer cruise company, Hurtigruten, has announced its newest ship will be named ‘MS Spitsbergen’ after the largest island in the Svalbard Archipelago. This very northernmost part of Norway is also where, in 1896, Hurtigruten’s founder Richard With first started explorer tourism in the Arctic. The name was chosen following a competition in which more than 15,000 suggestions were submitted from all over the world.

Two killed in cruise ship fire in Norway

Two killed in cruise ship fire in Norway

15th Sep 2011 Cruise News

Two passengers have been killed following a blaze on board MS Nordlys in Norway. Some 262 people are believed to have been on board the Hurtigruten ASA operated vessel when it caught fire off the coast of the country earlier, with at least nine further people injured.