Thursday, 31 January 2013

New Hurtigruten hook: ‘If you liked Alaska, you’ll love Norway’


Hurtigruten’s New York office kicked off a new ‘Alaska Past Passenger’ campaign with 50% off the brochure rate for the second passenger in a cabin. This amounts to a savings of $750 to $8,917 for second guests traveling on select departures between May 1 and Oct. 31. Bookings must be made by March 31.

‘If you liked cruising Alaska, you will love Norway,’ said Rolf Logan, Hurtigruten’s sales director-Americas. ‘Our Gulf Stream-warmed waters, 34 ports of call with easy on and off access from our modern intimate ships, no wasted time on open stretches of ocean, and our stunning landscapes and friendly people make us an ideal adventure for travelers who want an even more in-depth experience than they may have had in Alaska.’

Although Alaska and Norway share a number of similarities, Hurtigruten said the differences make Norway an ideal trip for travelers looking for ‘even more of the majesty of nature’—the Northern Lights, Midnight Sun, wildlife, fjords—coupled with Norway’s distinctive culture, people and history.

Hurtigruten’s six-, seven, 11- and 12-day voyages along Norway’s coast travel to destinations between the UNESCO-listed harbor town of Bergen and Kirkenes, high above the Arctic Circle. Among many highlights are the Art Nouveau town of Ålesund; Trondheim, Norway’s first capital; scenic fjords including UNESCO-listed Geiranger and the northern city of Tromsø.