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Transoceanic Travel Guide

Be immersed in the wonders of the sea.

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Why choose a transoceanic sailing with Hurtigruten Expeditions?

Dive into the ecosystems of the ocean and unwind in the serenity of the sea on a transoceanic cruise.

Whether you’re interested in learning about the oceans and navigation, or simply relaxing at sea, your experienced Expedition Team will be here to guide you. This is a fantastic opportunity to unplug from daily life and emerge enriched and restored.

Reasons to Cruise on a Transoceanic Sailing

Whichever route you choose, on our transoceanic cruises you’ll be completely immersed in the wondrous sights, sounds and science of the sea. As you journey, deepen your understanding and appreciation of our oceans, and take time to connect with nature around you.

Furnished with premium onboard amenities, including a fully equipped Science Center, hot tubs, gym and restaurants serving delicious, healthy menus, our ships offer a serene antidote to life on land. Hybrid-powered MS Fridtjof Nansen also has an onboard wellness area where you can indulge in optional spa treatments.

Activities on transoceanic sailings

Our transoceanic cruises are brimming with science and relaxation – they’ll help you unwind and engage with nature. Sailing across the Atlantic, you’ll expand your horizons and enrich your mind in hands-on workshops and lectures covering topics like marine biology, sea navigation and conservation. You can also contribute to global research by joining Citizen Science projects and participating in sea life observations.

Indulge your creativity with arts and crafts workshops and improve your photography skills with the help of our onboard photographer. When you want to relax, there’s nothing better than simply enjoying the serenity of the sea, with its enchanting blue horizons, ever-changing cloud formations and the soul-nourishing feeling of deep peace that only an oceanic crossing can provide.

Wildlife on transoceanic sailings

Whether you’re relaxing in the hot tub or studying oceanography in the Science Center, don’t miss out on the stunning views of the Atlantic on your transoceanic cruise. Look out for bird and marine life as you sail. You might see whales, dolphins, porpoises and sea turtles, and see if you can spot gulls, frigatebirds and boobies, which are among the seabirds that can cross the ocean. 

Penguins perched on the ice of Cuverville Island, Antarctica. Credit: Espen Mills / HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

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