Ever wondered what life was really like out on the ocean wave? Want to take a leisurely journey by shipfrom 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 Trans-Atlantic voyages.
Expedition ship, MS Fram will start her winter repositioning journey from Las Palmas in the Canary Islands to Buenos Aires on 14 October 2012, in order to begin sailing around Antarctica. She will then return again on 12 March, ready to sail around Europe next summer, before making her way back across the Atlantic once again on 18 October.
During these special Trans-Atlantic crossings, guests can enjoy a very different way of life. The atmosphere onboard is informal and relaxed as the ship’s crew cast their uniform 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 Trans-Atlantic voyage as professionally and attentively as any other.
There are fewer guests on board compared to other Hurtigruten voyages and that alone makes the Atlantic crossing unforgettable. Guests spend a lot of time on deck, enjoying the sun or watching the ocean as it stretches from horizon to horizon. MS 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 thefirst time, and BBQ’s on deck.
The 17-day Trans-Atlantic voyage is priced from £1615pp with full board on the ship, based on two sharing. Flights are extra.
For more information call Hurtigruten – 0844 448 7601 www.hurtigruten.co.uk