• Wayne Schmidt

Cruising from the North to South Poles

Updated: Sep 28

Join us on a three-month epic Pole to Pole expedition with Hurtigruten of discovery as we cruise up to the North Pole and then down to the South Pole.

Our basecamp at sea is the world's first hybrid expedition cruise ship, the comfortable and stylish MS Roald Amundsen, named after the first explorer to successfully reach the North and South poles.


MS Roald Amundsen is the first of two hybrid ships in the fleet. Emissions are cut by sailing with electrical propulsion. Innovative sustainable technology reduces vessels' fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by 20 per cent.


Scandinavian natural materials, such as granite, oak, birch and wool, create cosy and stylish cabins and public areas.

While typical world cruises focus on a horizontal circumnavigation of the world, this expedition cruise will be unlike any other voyage, as we'll sail pole to pole.


We begin our 93-day cruise in Vancouver, Canada, sailing north along the Alaskan coast and crossing the Arctic Circle as we make our way through the fabled Northwest Passage to Greenland and Baffin Island.

We will then turn south along the eastern seaboard of the United States to the warm and colourful tropical islands of Central America before passing through the Panama Canal and reaching South America.


Here we'll experience a mix of culture and nature, exploring ancient sites in Ecuador, Peru, and Chile before witnessing the ethereal splendour of the Chilean fjords and Patagonia and – finally – the pristine, otherworldly beauty of Antarctica.