Adventure travel company Hurtigruten Group has appointed Gerard Short as its new vice president of digital solutions for its expedition cruising operations.
In his new position, Steven Taylor will lead the development and execution of strategic commercial initiatives and will sit on the executive management team.
Offering sailings to explore remote locations around the British Isles, southern Scandinavia and Norway, the ship will be the only expedition vessel to offer no-fly sailings from the UK.
Hurtigruten Expeditions has added a third battery-hybrid powered ship to its line-up, MS Otto Sverdrup. The vessel departed Hamburg on her maiden voyage earlier.
Hurtigruten Expeditions is adding the west coast of Africa and its unique archipelagos – the Bissagos Islands and Cape Verde – to its list of new destinations.
Hurtigruten Expeditions has entered into a long-term strategic partnership with Ecuador-based Metropolitan Touring, the most experienced and renowned travel company in the Galapagos.
It is hoped the service will provide users with all the information and support they need to help sell a Hurtigruten Expeditions and Hurtigruten Norwegian Coastal Express cruise.
Hurtigruten has cancelled a series of expedition cruises this summer. The line said the decision was due to international travel restrictions resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Batteries, shore power and biofuel are at the core of what Hurtigruten Group is calling a large-scale green upgrade of its costal expedition fleet.
The two, 15-day itineraries will see guests travel onboard the new MS Maud to stunning destinations in the British Isles including the Isles of Iona, Holyhead, Isles of Scilly and Fowey.
Hurtigruten has revealed a new flagship sailing for the 2023 season for guests to follow in the footsteps of famous Norwegian Roald Amundsen.
The cruise line has launched a series of adventurous new itineraries to explore the beauty and nature of the British Isles and Iceland from 2022.