Monday, 22 April 2013

Hurtigruten’s Trip to ‘The End of the World’ is Bestselling Shore Excursion


Journey to 'the end of the world' this year and visit the magnificent North Cape - Hurtigruten's best-selling shore excursion.

More than 54,000 guests took the trip to the famous rock plateau in 2012 making it the top-selling excursion once again.

Hurtigruten's guests flocked to the northernmost point of Europe on both the 'North Cape' (from $160pp) and 'Breakfast at the North Cape' (from $211pp) excursions where they could witness the dramatic rise of the 307 metre high cliff plateau from the Arctic Ocean, take in the spectacular views and watch the midnight sun (seasonal).

The North Cape and Hurtigruten have always been closely linked. After the shipping company expanded their route to Kirkenes in the early 20th century, just a few years after its foundation some 120 years ago, the ships also started to pass the North Cape where passengers could admire the famous rock plateau from the ship. Later, after completion of the road to the North Cape Plateau in the fifties, the trip to the North Cape was included in Hurtigruten's shore excursion program. Its appeal has remained untarnished ever since.

Tromsø, Norway's biggest city north of the Arctic Circle, also proved to be popular for guests, with almost 21,000 passengers attending the 'Midnight Concert in the Arctic Cathedral' (from $72pp) making it the second best-selling excursion. In third place was the 'A Taste of Vesteralen' tour (from $105pp), with more than 17,000 participants. This tour explores the beautiful and dramatic scenery of the Vesterålen Islands on a diverse bus tour from Harstad to Sortland.

Hurtigruten offers guests a broad and diverse shore excursion program to choose from, whatever their itinerary, whenever they sail. A total of 45 different excursions are offered on the 12-day Classic Round Voyage from Bergen to Kirkenes and back to Bergen. The maximum number and selection of shore excursions depend on the time of year.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: To ensure availability of choice of shore excursion/s, Discover the World Cruising recommends that they are booked before departing Australia.

12 Day Classic Round Voyage (Bergen – Kirkenes – Bergen) – Starting at $2,333 per person/twin share, offering year round daily departures, prices include full board in cabin grade of choice.

Contact Discover the World Cruising today on 1800 OCEANS (1800 623 267) or emailretailres@discovertheworld.com.au for more information on shore excursions available or to book. Discover can also assist with booking flights, transfers, accommodation and tours pre and/or post any Hurtigruten Voyage.