Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Voyage Transatlantic With Hurtigruten

Ever wondered what life was really like out on the ocean wave? Want to take a leisurely journey by ship from continent to continent? Hurtigruten is now offering guests the chance to do just this and enjoy a completely different experience on board one of its Transatlantic voyages.

Expedition ship MS Fram will start her winter repositioning journey from Las Palmas in the Canary Islands to Buenos Aires on October 14 in order to begin sailing around Antarctica. She will then return again on March 12, ready to sail around Europe next summer, before making her way back across the Atlantic once again on October 18.

During these special transatlantic crossings, guests can enjoy a very different way of life. The atmosphere on board is informal and relaxed as the ship’s crew cast their uniform life aside and slow down their pace of work. The time is used to get the ship ready for the new season and crew members carry out basic maintenance, while at the same time caring for the guests enjoying this transatlantic voyage as professionally and attentively as any other.

There are fewer guests on board compared to other Hurtigruten voyages and that alone makes the crossing unforgettable. Guests spend a lot of time on deck, enjoying the sun or watching the ocean as it stretches from horizon to horizon. Fram is equipped with a sauna, whirlpool and fitness room and guests and crew mingle in a relaxed atmosphere. The crossings also include the famous Equator Baptism by King Neptune and his wife for those crossing the Equator for the first time, as well as barbecues on deck.

The 17-day transatlantic voyage is priced from £1,615pp with full board on the ship, based on two sharing. Flights are extra.

For bookings, follow this link to The Cruise Line Ltd, the UK's adventure cruise experts.