New services, menus and ships
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GLP Worldwide Expedition Travel and Tours, the Canadian representative for Hurtigruten, has revealed its 2016-017 Coastal Voyages of Norway brochure.
“This new brochure is unlike any previous one with a more personalized approach with interviews and stories on one of the ship’s longest serving captains, an article on a cruise experience from a past passenger, a behind the scenes look at the cuisine that’s served on board, and extensive details on itineraries, pricing and more,” says Alan Law, director of sales and marketing for GLP Worldwide Expedition Travel and Tours.
A staple of Norwegian culture since 1893, Hurtigruten’s fleet of modern ships offers a unique glimpse into Norwegian culture as they transport guests and locals alike along Norway’s spectacular west coast, stopping at 34 ports of call between the cultural center of Bergen and Kirkenes, high above the Arctic Circle.
The new brochure details the extraordinary voyage and land opportunities available in 2016 and 2017 as well as an array of more than 45 optional excursions that help to personalize the voyage for each guest. With access to a selection of voyages all year long, travellers are rewarded with seasonal early booking discounts and special discounts for Canadian residents.
Hurtigruten has been a world leader in expedition voyages to both the Arctic and Antarctic regions, and in 2016 its expanding that concept to include the Coastal Norway route with new Expedition Style Voyages, available on three of Hurtigruten’s ships.
Expedition Style Voyages will offer everything travellers have come to expect from the Classic Voyage with additional opportunities to explore the spectacular coastline and culture in a more active and informative way.
Available on the MS Nordkapp, MS Nordnorge and MS Nordlys, Expedition Style Voyages include a full onboard Expedition Team offering more opportunities for learning and discovery for more active travelers; additional 'expedition' style on board activities, lectures, and daily discussions, and access to specialty hikes with the Expedition Team, who provide expert insights into Norway’s wildlife, geography, natural phenomenon and culture. Expedition Style Voyages are available year-round, with activities and excursions created specifically for each season.
Maritime nostalgia lovers and history buffs will want to take note of Hurtigruten’s new Vintage Era Voyages which take guests 'back in time' to 1964 while aboard the MS Lofoten, the oldest ship in the fleet. To enhance the experience of a journey to the past, guests can join activities and excursions not available on regular coastal sailings: fishing from the deck, trivia, auctions and a special ice swimming excursion. And because the MS Lofoten is smaller than other Hurtigruten ships, she will visit all 34 ports on the route as well as several other ports that are inaccessible to the larger ships.
Spicing up an already highly-regarded on board menu plan, Hurtigruten has now added a new a la carte dinner menu on nine of its coastal voyage ships. This allows guests the freedom to enjoy the regular three-course menu or upgrade to the a la carte menu.
Options for a la carte diners range from two to five-course meals and are available for a small upgrade fee starting at US$19. As with all meals on Hurtigruten’s coastal ships, the Coastal Kitchen concept prevails, with seasonal ingredients taking center stage in each dish - all sourced locally at the 34 ports visited on each ships’ journey up and down the scenic west coast of Norway.
All pricing for the brochure is in Canadian dollar, making it easier for the travel agent and consumer to calculate costs.
GLP Worldwide is a specialist in niche and small ship cruising and covers the world from the North Pole to Antarctica with a variety of culturally inspired journeys that suit all budgets and interests. GLP Worldwide offers cruise and land packages in Asia, India, Africa, Antarctica, Greenland, Norway, Europe and the North Pole.
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