You can travel to the most remote areas of the world in comfort with familiar surroundings on a ship built for Expedition-style cruising.

This is not big ship cruising with Broadway shows, casinos, and late night dancing in pulsating nightclubs.

On a Hurtigruten expedition ship, you’ll see penguins and polar bears, whales and sea lions, icebergs and glaciers. Experience a zodiac landing on a rocky beach after navigating gigantic blocks of ice through a seemingly calm ice flow.

When you reach the beach, take a kayak to explore the coast or go on a snow shoe hike to see penguin colonies.

Your expedition ship will take you to interesting destinations such as the north coast of Iceland, or to Greenland, the world’s largest island, or through the Northwest Passage across the Artic.

Go to places very few people go such as Spitsbergen, the Falkland Islands, or the Norwegian coast above the Arctic Circle.

Hurtigruten, based in Norway with its North American operations in Seattle, has fifteen ships of various sizes sailing around the world on expedition voyages. Accompanying you is a team of scientists, naturalists, and adventure crews that guide you on amazing journeys that will make you discover things about yourself that may change your life.

John Werner

As a 45 year veteran of the travel industry and the President of MAST Travel Network since 2002, John’s career has included 14 years as a travel agency owner. He has served in various capacities on the Board of the Midwest Chapter of ASTA including Treasurer and Vice President. John has also held several positions on the Board of Directors for MAST including Vice Chairman and Board Chairman during the years he owned Travel Group International, a MAST member during the 1990s.