Hurtigruten and guests help to protect fragile arctic environ-ment as AECO increases guidelines in Spitsbergen

Tromsø, October 2012 — Protecting the fragile environments they sail in is of paramount importance to Hurtigruten. Its philosophy of ‘take nothing but photographs, leave nothing but footprints’ is one supported by the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO) who will increase their number of guidelines for specific sites in Spitsbergen from 9 to… [Continue Reading]

Fire Aboard MS Nordlys Kills 2 Crew, All Passengers Safely Evacuated

A suspected explosion in the engine room of Hurtigruten’s MS Nordlys has killed two crew members and injured 9 crew members. The cruise line reports all passengers safe and “accounted for”. Most of ships passengers and crew safely boarded life boats while she ships continued to make its way to the port of port… [Continue Reading]