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Expedition Cruises

Hurtigruten Expeditions

Hurtigruten Expeditions
Hurtigruten Expeditions

230 ports and landing sites

Encompassing 15 global destinations, our expedition cruises probe the furthest reaches of the planet, from Antarctica to the Arctic, Galapagos to Guinea Bissau, as well as the legendary Northwest Passage.

Hurtigruten Expeditions cruises feature a group of hand-picked experts who make up the Expedition Team, and they’ll deliver fascinating talks and lead guests on shore landings, kayaking excursions, expedition boat adventures and much more. We believe science is key to understanding the world, and that’s why some of our team members are scientists. If our guests want to learn more, our teams are available to help them use the onboard scientific equipment and guide them on Citizen Science projects which help ongoing global research.

Whether it’s setting foot on Antarctica, kayaking at the foot of an Alaskan glacier, or visiting a tribal community in Africa’s little-visited Bissagos Islands – authentic, unforgettable experiences await everyone who travels with us.

All our expedition cruises feature included extras such as complimentary beer and wine at meals, free Wi-Fi and an activity in every port of call – and there are no extra taxes or gratuities to pay.

Hurtigruten Expeditions
Hurtigruten Expeditions
Hurtigruten Expeditions
Hurtigruten Expeditions
Hurtigruten

Viking Expedition Cruises

Viking River Cruise
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The Thinking Person’s Expedition

Created for curious, experienced travelers

Our expedition ships are optimally sized for expeditions: small enough to navigate remote areas, yet large enough to provide speed, superior handling, and stability in the roughest seas. This is the latest in our legacy of award-winning ships including our Viking Longships®, built for Europe’s great rivers, and ocean ships, designed to dock in ports where larger ships cannot.

Our expedition ships have a dynamic positioning mode that allows them to hover in place when anchoring is difficult, providing guests with more comfortable small craft embarkation for excursions. To further enhance guest comfort, our ships feature both fin stabilizers that reduce rolling while sailing and a U-tank stabilizer that reduces rolling by nearly 50% when the ships are stationary.

With more indoor and outdoor viewing areas than other expedition vessels, guests are as close as possible to the most magnificent scenery on earth. Public rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows, and the Aula, our panoramic auditorium, offers 270° views. Staterooms are also designed to maximize observation, from our Nordic Balcony Staterooms to Explorer Suites with verandas and gardens.

Viking Expedition Cruises
Viking Expedition Cruises
Viking Expedition Cruises
Viking Expedition Cruises
Viking

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