Hurtigruten Foundation Donates to Help Protect the Alaskan Arctic

It’s Earth Week and to commemorate the annual event, Hurtigruten Expeditions is offering special rates on select cruises and will donate a percentage of each Alaska expedition booking to the Alaska Wilderness League. 

This week only, Hurtigruten is offering up to a 40% per person savings on several expedition cruises.

Hurtigruten Expeditions visits Sitka Alaska
Very early cruise season arrival into Sitka.

Hurtigruten Celebrates Earth Week

Hurtigruten Foundation will donate 1% of the total cost of each Alaskan cruise sold during Earth Week to the Alaska Wilderness League. The League works to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as well as other wildlife reserves.

At an astounding 19.6 million acres of wilderness, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is the largest component in the National Wildlife Refuge System.

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Hurtigruten Expeditions is the only major cruise operator in Alaskan waters that is certified by Adventure Green Alaska. The certification program’s definition of sustainable tourism is described as “travel to natural areas that benefits local economies, respects the environment, and is sensitive to indigenous cultures.”

“Sustainability is an integral part of Hurtigruten’s DNA and our priority any day of the year. From introducing the world’s first hybrid electric-powered expedition ship, the MS Roald Amundsen, a few years ago, to most of our ships soon operating with biofuel from organic waste and battery power, we can confidently claim we have the greenest fleet in the industry,” said John Downey, President of Hurtigruten Americas.

Hurtigruten Earth Week Cruise Sale

From April 19, 2021 through April 26, 2021, Hurtigruten Expeditions is offering up to 40% off 27 Alaska and Norway expedition cruises between 2021 and 2023. 

Expedition cruises on sale include:

  • Alaska and British Columbia – Wilderness, Glaciers, and Culture
  • Alaska and British Columbia – Inside Passage, Bears, and Aleutian Islands (includes a visit to Nome, Alaska!)
  • Northern Lights and Fjords Expedition
  • Fjords Expedition Cruise
  • Midnight Sun Expedition 

“Alaska Wilderness League stands with the many people and organizations that believe in a sustainable future for Alaska. We also honor and respect the cultures of Alaska Natives whose way of life remains deeply connected to the state’s land, water, and wildlife,” said Adam Kolton, Executive Director of Alaska Wilderness League. 

No Single Supplement on Several Expedition Cruises

Along with the Earth Week promotion of Alaska and Norwegian cruises, Hurtigruten has waived the single supplement on several expedition departures. This applies to select departures in 2021 and 2022.

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