Hurtigruten expanding cruises to the Arctic
Norwegian cruise line Hurtigruten will expand its expedition cruises to the Arctic regions in 2019.
The 2019 itenary will include sailing from Tromso to Russia calling at Murmansk and Frans Josef Land, expedition cruises in Svalbard, and a Northwest Passage transit on the new Roald Amundsen vessel. It will be the first time a hybrid ship has sailed the Northwest Passage.
"While others sail through the Northwest Passage with older ships and heavy oil, we will use the Roald Amundsen, the world's greenest vessel. We will be the first in the world to conquer the Northwest Passage with battery packs and hybrid propulsion. Both us and our guests are committed to preserving the areas we explore," said CEO Daniel Skjeldam.
Hurtigruten operate 11 ships along the Norwegian coast and 4 explorer ships sailing to Antarctica, the Arctic, Americas, Europe and across the Atlantic Ocean. The company has 2,400 employees.
Hurtigruten’s business is highly seasonal and employment opportunities vary in line with that situation. Maritime employees work in shifts of 22 days on board, followed by 22 days ashore. For every day on board, you earn one day off. This means that you get paid for the 22 days that you are at home during your free period.
Would you be interested in working on board Hurtigruten's vessels? Find out more and apply directly on Hurtigruten's website.
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