Travel Partner Quarterly News

February 2, 2019

Dear Hurtigruten Partner,

As always, thank you for being a valued member of the Hurtigruten community! We appreciate your continued interest in our company, and look forward to having your clients join us on an upcoming expedition cruise.

We’ve had a busy few months and I wanted to bring your attention to some recent news. First of all, by now you no doubt know that we’ve announced our 2020/2021 expedition season! We’re thrilled for the opportunity to explore over 250 worldwide destinations, including several brand-new itineraries to Alaska, as well as tried and true adventures to Antarctica, Iceland, Greenland, Svalbard, and beyond. And, beginning in our 2020/2021 season, we’re including even more on our expedition cruises: beer, wine, and soda will be complimentary during all meals, and we’ll be offering free WI-FI on board for all guests!

What’s more, our Early Booking Savings offer is still in effect; when your clients book by March 31, 2019, they’ll save on ALL of our 2020/2021 expeditions. Guests will save up to 30% in Mexico, Canada and New England, and South and Central America; and they’ll save up to 25% in Alaska, Antarctica, Franz Josef Land, Greenland, Iceland, Northwest Passage, and Svalbard. Be sure to visit our agent site for customizable flyers, banner ads, and more, to share with your clients.

Speaking of incredible offers, have you heard about our flash sale? Book your clients by February 25, 2019 on one of two expeditions to Antarctica, and save 50% off the second guest! Choose MS Roald Amundsen’s Chilean Fjords, Antarctica and Falklands departing November 27, 2019 or MS Midnatsol’s Christmas on the White Continent sailing December 13, 2019.

Recently, we held our first webinar of the year; Vice President of Sales Christine Stevens, recent Antarctic explorers Angel Moledo and Vicki Renne, and myself all shared tales of our recent expeditions to the Great White Continent, and answered your questions. If you missed it, be sure to visit our agent site and view the recording. And, be sure to mark your calendars for our next few webinars:

  • Hurtigruten 101 on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 12pm PST
  • Iceland & Greenland Expedition Cruising on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 10am PST

At the beginning of the year, we welcomed Robert Cao as Global Director of Charter & Incentive Sales. Robert, who has 30 years of sales experience, brings incredible knowledge, creativity, and drive; I’m so excited to see how we can expand our Charter & Incentive business in collaboration with shipboard and shoreside teams.

We’re also happy to share that we recently won a 2019 Travvy Award from travAlliancemedia! We won the Silver Award for Best Cruise Line, Expeditions/Adventure. Thanks to all who voted for us and continue to support us; we so appreciate our agent community and couldn’t be more proud of this accolade.

Last but not least, we wanted to share an update on MS Roald Amundsen! I had the privilege of visiting the ship yard in December, and she is very nearly complete. We’re all excited to welcome her to the fleet in May, and look forward to her much anticipated Antarctica sailings this fall.

If we can answer any questions for you, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Very best regards,

William Harber
President, the Americas
Hurtigruten, Seattle WA
World Leader in Exploration Travel