Monday, 14 April 2014

Hurtigruten doubles up on Greenland Summer 2014 savings




Hurtigruten Brings the Dream Closer to Reality with its Summer Greenland Voyages Special -

New 10% Special Discount can be Combined with Current 35% Savings Offer

Prices as Low as $5,925 for 13-Day Adventure

Travel trends come and go but one of them remains forever true – many travelers dream about experiencing places they can often only read about in a book or magazine. Hurtigruten is making it easier this summer for one of those dreams to become reality with a Greenland savings offer of up to 35% off its regular fares – equal to as much as $4,205 per person. And for the two "Glaciers and Ice" departures in June and July guests can take an additional 10% off – saving up to 43% and resulting in an unheard of fare of $5,925 per person, double for the 13-day adventure.

There has never been a better time for travelers to see for themselves why Greenland has been one of the focal points of the climate change debate for years as well as be awed by the stunning beauty, the 5,000-year-old culture and the uniqueness of this ice-capped island. All while comfortably ensconced on the company's 318-guest, deluxe expedition ship MS Fram. The offer is good for new bookings on any of the three summer 2014 itineraries with the only deadline being space available. Discounted fares range from $5,925 to $8,578 per person, double. Flights are available from the US, starting as low as $1,200.

 "Glaciers & Ice" is a 13-day journey that visits historical places from the Viking era as it makes its way around southern and eastern Greenland as well as spending two days exploring the Iceland's Reykjavik, and Grundarfjörður, one of Iceland's most diverse and scenic fjords, and an overnight stay in Copenhagen. A two-night pre-voyage option in Reykjavik includes breakfasts, a full-day Golden Circle Tour, and a visit to the well-known Blue Lagoon geothermal spa, and is priced at $563 per person.
 The 11- and 14-day "Arctic Wilderness Adventure" focuses on Disko Bay, first discovered by the Viking Eric the Red in 985, and the rarely visited settlement of Upernavik, where giant icebergs, fjords, wildlife and spectacular landscapes are sure to impress. "National Park Expedition" is a true rare adventure as its 15- or 16-day route spends seven days exploring Northeast Greenland National Park, the world's largest park and only visited by about 500 people per year – as well as spending time exploring Iceland and Spitsbergen.

 Excursions are led by degreed experts, who also offer lectures onboard about various aspects of life in Greenland – culture, climate change effects, industry, etc. Highlights include spending a night sleeping on the ship's deck, watching icebergs in the night's soft light and enjoying hot chocolate; fishing with the officers and crew during the day and enjoying the catch at dinner; kayaking the arctic waters; visiting cultural-historical museums and local handicraft workshops; and sharing a "kaffemik" in the home of a local Itilleq resident.

 Hurtigruten is a world leader in exploration travel, sailing to the most remote of destinations as well as year-round along Norway's coast. The company's fleet of intimate ships, which each carry 100 to 646 guests, allows travelers to enjoy the scenery and culture of the destination in a relaxed atmosphere.

 Additional information, itineraries, brochures and reservations can be obtained from Hurtigruten's visitor-friendly website, www.hurtigruten.us; by phone at 800-323-7436; or fax at 888-524-2145. For sales support, group rates and agency incentives, contact Hurtigruten Sales Support at 877-849-3424.