Northern Lights Promise continues to shine

Hurtigruten, the exploration travel company, has announced that their unique Northern Lights Promise is now available for bookings in 2016/2017 and will extend in to the 2017/2018 season.

The Northern Lights Promise, launched for the 2014/2015 season, offers guests who embark on the 12-day Classic Round Voyage or Astronomy Voyage a free 6- or 7-day voyage if Aurora Borealis fails to make an appearance during their journey.

The natural light display, lasting a few moments to a few hours, is most commonly seen from October through to March and intrepid travellers can view the spectacular phenomena on-board one of Hurtigruten’s vessels whilst travelling along the Norwegian coastline. Guests who opt for the Astronomy Voyage can indulge their interest in the Northern Lights further with on board lectures with renowned astronomy experts (Dr John Mason MBE and Ian Ridpath) and a visit to the Northern Lights Planetarium in Tromsø.

Magnus Zetterberg, UK and Ireland MD for Hurtigruten commented; “We offer our guests a truly unique view and experience of the Northern Lights on-board our vessels. Every season we’ve seen an increase in demand from guests to travel with Hurtigruten for this unrivalled perspective of Aurora Borealis. Indeed, for the 2016/2017 season, we are increasing charter capacity from the UK by 50% from the current season. Our exceptional Northern Lights Promise is an ongoing commitment to ensure our guests have the best travel experience and are guaranteed an opportunity to see this spectacular light show even if nature lets them down on their first voyage.”

The offer is valid on all new 12-day Classic Round Voyage or 12-day Astronomy Voyage and departing between 1st October 2016 and 31st March 2017, and same dates for 2017/2018. If the lights do not appear, guests will have 28 days upon returning from their trip to book a free of charge 6-day Classic Voyage South or 7-day Classic Voyage North based on unspecified inside twin cabin on a half-board basis.

Northern Lights Occurrence is defined as a sighting from the ship which is recorded by the ship’s deck officers and which is announced to passengers on board. An occurrence can last anything from a few minutes to a matter of hours, and the ships decision as to whether the Northern Lights occurred is final. Hurtigruten reserves the right to withdraw or amend the offer at any time. Redemption voyage to be taken in following season.