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Gardner Bay on Galapagos' Española Island. Photo: John Chardine
Gardner Bay on Galapagos' Española Island. Photo: John Chardine

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Hurtigruten Expeditions Offers Limited 2-for-1 deal to Support Galápagos Wildlife

The world’s leading expedition cruise company now offering three new itineraries giving customers even more adventures in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

In celebration of these new sailing routes, Hurtigruten Expeditions offers limited two-for-one and 50% off solo sailings

As part of their ongoing commitment to conserving nature, Hurtigruten Expeditions will donate $100,000 of its sales from these new routes to local charity partners

Seattle, WA (February 2, 2023) – Hurtigruten Expeditions, the world’s leading expedition cruise company, has kicked off its most expansive Galápagos season to date. The adventure operator is making it easier than ever to travel to this UNESCO Biosphere Reserve on the equator with a limited ‘Buy One, Get One Free’ offer on nearly all departures from March 2023 through the end of the year. In addition, solo travelers, a key market for the Hurtigruten Group, will get 50% off a solo sailing when booking. During the same period, Hurtigruten Expeditions will donate up to $100,000* to its three local charity partners from the proceeds of its sales.

Home to more than 9,000 species of wildlife, the Galápagos is one of the most extraordinary destinations on this planet. Guests can spot orcas and flamingos, dance with Blue-footed Boobies, lumber alongside giant tortoises, and embrace true adventure on this volcanic archipelago, the world’s masterpiece of evolution. The new Western Loop, Northern Loop, and combined 11-day itinerary join Hurtigruten Expeditions’ original Eastern Loop, the company’s first-ever Galapagos itinerary which launched last year.

The unique blue-footed Booby birds on Punta Pitt, San Cristóbal Island. Photo: Ashton Ray Hansen

Renowned as the most sustainable cruise liner in the industry, Hurtigruten Expeditions will ensure that proceeds of up to $100,000* of bookings from these trips support conservation efforts of three local charity partners: the Charles Darwin Foundation, Galapagos Conservancy and Fundación de Conservación Jocotoco. All beneficiaries of the Hurtigruten Foundation, the three organizations are committed to conserving and rewilding threatened species in the Galápagos Islands as well as protecting the archipelago’s unique flora and fauna. Together, the groups protect the Galápagos tortoise, whale sharks, Galápagos penguins, pink iguanas, sea lions, and hundreds of species of birds, as well as endemic fauna and flora.

The ‘Buy One, Get One Free’ offer is available February 1 through 15 and can be booked directly on Hurtigruten Expeditions’ website (which also includes all Terms and conditions), through a preferred travel advisor, or by calling 866.552.0371.

With the new circuits, Hurtigruten Expeditions now offers four year-round itineraries, creating 78 opportunities a year for travelers to experience the remote archipelago. With a threefold increase of sailings compared to 2022 -- and departures that range from seven to 11 days -- the company is making it even easier for travelers to find a trip that works with their schedule. Those looking for a longer adventure can extend their trip with a stay in the Ecuadorian cloud forest or the Amazonian rainforest.

With a maximum capacity of 90 guests, Hurtigruten Expeditions’ upgraded MS Santa Cruz II takes travelers on an immersive, intimate journey to explore a destination like no other. Accompanied by an Expedition Team of experts that serve as invaluable hosts on every journey, guests will find a wide range of activities both ashore and on board while learning about the incomparable natural wonders through informative and engaging lectures.

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For more information, please contact:
Anders Lindström
Head of PR & Communications, the Americas

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Hurtigruten Expedition - World leader in exploration travel

With sustainability, science and exploration at core, Hurtigruten Expeditions founded expedition cruising in 1896. Today, Hurtigruten Expeditions is the world’s largest and leading expedition cruise line.

Building on 125 years of experience, Hurtigruten Expeditions offers big adventures on small ships, taking guests to over 250 spectacular destinations in more than 30 countries worldwide. Hurtigruten Expeditions operates a fleet of small, custom-built expedition cruise ships, including the world’s first battery-hybrid powered cruise ships.

Hurtigruten Expeditions is part of Hurtigruten Group, the world leader in exploration travel, which also operates Norwegian Coastal Express, known as ‘the most beautiful voyage in the world’ and extensive land-based activities – including hotels, restaurants and more – through Hurtigruten Destinations.

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Anders Lindström

Anders Lindström

Press contact Head of Press and Communications (Americas) Hurtigruten Expeditions & Hurtigruten +1 646 944 9029

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