You can travel to the polar regions to experience Alaska’s breathtaking wilderness, immerse yourself in the colourful history of South America or chase the magical Northern Lights in Norway.
But hurry you have to book by 31 July this year for departures in 2022 and as late as January 2023.
Here’s a taste of some wonderful discovery voyages that await you.
* If the mystique of South America has always attracted you, you can save up to $750pp twin share for a 15-day amazing holiday with prices starting from $5834pp onboard MS Roald Amundsen or MS Fridtjof Nansen for departures on 8 and 9 October 2022. This is a holiday made in heaven where you can immerse yourself in the Inca History, Colonial Highlights & the Panama Canal.
Your journey kicks off with a sailing through the man-made marvel of engineering, the Panama Canal before calling at the exotic cities and resort towns in Ecuador, Peru and Chile. From your first port of Colon you will sail south to Manta and the nearby handicraft town of Montecristi, the birthplace of Panama hats and where the hats are still handmade today. Don’t be surprised if you are tempted to buy one or even two Panama hats. Later you will arrive at Puerto Bolivar, popularly known as the banana capital of the world where you will have a chance to visit a local plantation.
Next up is the Lima – Peru’s lively capital city also known as The City of Kings. Stroll through its historic centre and stop to savour mouthwatering meals made from centuries-old recipes, fit for royalty. You will then call at the shores of the Ballestas Islands and enjoy the gorgeous seaside cities of Arica, Iquique and La Serana before ending your cruise in the colourful Valparaiso, known as the Jewel of the Pacific. The UNESCO listed city is a maze of monuments, churches, trendy barrios, cobblestone alleys and charming plazas.
* Go in search for the Northern Lights on a 17-day expedition cruise onboard MS Maud and save up to $1000pp twin share with prices starting from $6819pp departing on 19 January 2023.
This special voyage starts from Dover, sails along the most beautiful coast of Norway to the top of the world at North Cape. You will visit winter cities of Narvik, Alta and North Cape with their short winter days and long polar nights, creating the best possible conditions to experience the magical Northern Lights, the natural phenomena which has always fascinated travellers as a once-in-a-lifetime, bucket-list experience. Go dog-sledding, riding snow-suitable fat bikes or snow-shoeing during the day and in the evenings hunt the Northern Lights at Alta, one of the northernmost towns in the world which lies above the Arctic Circle. Alta also lies directly beneath the Auroral Oval, a zone known for consistent Northern Lights displays. If the sky is not overcast and conditions are right, you might just be in for a magnificent treat of an amazing light show. Just in case, the lights don’t appear, you will receive a six or seven-day classic voyage for free under Hurtigruten Expeditions’ Northern Lights Promise
* This is a voyage travelled by Vikings. Over 13-days, you can follow in the footsteps of Vikings with an epic adventure that takes you from Iceland, Greenland, the Northern Labrador coast to Newfoundland. Best of all, you can save up to $1500 pp twin share with prices starting from $7035pp onboard hybrid-powered ship, MS Fridtjof Nansen departing 5 September 2022. You will also explore the rarely experienced Torngat Mountains National Park, a haven for caribou, black bears, foxes, golden eagles and even polar bears. If you are very lucky, you will spot these powerful bears migrating north at this time of the year in search of sea ice.
The National Park is massive at 9700 sq kilometres and has the highest mountains in mainland Canada, east of the Rockies. Torngat means Place of Spirits as the area is considered the ancestral home of the Labrador Inuit people and their predecessors. You will also visit the remote Inuit village of Makkovik and the former Viking settlement at L’Anse aux Meadows where you will be able to see the 1000-year-old remains of a Viking encampment. Your adventure ends in historic St Johns, capital of Newfoundland, the oldest city in North America.