This voyage dives into the rich history of the USA. Starting in Boston, we sail from one historic city to the next, exploring New York, Philadelphia, the southern charm of Charleston, and Miami, where you have the chance to discover the rich wildlife of Everglades National Park, before ending our adventure in lovely Nassau, Bahamas.
• See US east coast from Boston to New York, Philadephia, Charleston, Miami and Nassau
• Visit prominent sites and discover the history that has shaped modern-day America
• Many iconic highlights, including sailing into New York Harbor past the Statue of Liberty
• Experience the East Coast during early autumn, one of its most beautiful seasons
Home to Harvard and legendary sports teams the Red Sox, Patriots, and Celtics, the melting-pot city of Boston is a treasure trove of authentic Americana. Walking the Freedom Trail dives into the fascinating revolutionary roots of the oldest city in America. We sail scenic Boston Harbor aboard MS Roald Amundsen to begin our expedition.
We sail into Manhattan, passing by the stunning Statue of Liberty. MS Fridtjof Nansen will dock in New York overnight while you take a bite out of the Big Apple. Marvel at the skyline of this iconic metropolis, stroll through Central Park in its golden autumn colours, see one of the many Broadway shows, gaze at the city lights from atop the Empire State Building, or visit the famed Times Square. New York has so much to offer it’s impossible to fit everything in in just two days, but it’s certainly great fun to try. Explore the city on your own or on one of our optional excursions.
Home to the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, where the US Constitution was signed in 1787, Philidelphia is one of the most historic cities in America. Explore the Old City District to see the landmarks that give Philidelphia its rich history such as Franklin Court, the site of Benjamin Franklin’s home during the American Revolution.
The Expedition Team will continue their lecture programme, covering topics related to the areas in which we sail. The onboard photographer will also run workshops to show you the basics of expedition photography. There will also be time to relax and just enjoy being on board the ship.
Charleston is considered one of Americas greatest historic treasures. With cobblestone streets, an elegant French Quarter, the magnificent Battery promenade, and Waterfront Park, the city is ideal to stroll around on foot or even by horse-drawn carriage. Explore the city and its historic sites at your leisure or join one of our optional excursions.
A day at sea means you can join the lectures presented by the expedition team or spend time on deck or in the panorama lounge with fellow travellers. Enjoy a refreshing workout in our well-equipped fitness room with an ocean view or let your muscles relax in one of the outdoor whirlpools.
Miami is a cocktail of cultures from South Beach to Little Havana, blending vibes from Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia and Europe. The architecture is also part of the greatest collection of art deco buildings in the world. Join an excursion to nearby Everglades National Park where you can spot Florida alligators, egrets, and herons.
Before you head home, take some time to explore the Bahamas on an optional Post-Programme. Former pirate haven, lively Nassau still has many British colonial buildings, such as the the pink-hued Government House and grand Georgian homes. New Providence Island and nearby Paradise Island are also renown for their beaches and splendid coral reefs.
Hurtigruten offers unique expedition cruises to some of the most remote and pristine waters of the world. As with all expeditions; nature prevails. Weather, and ice and sea conditions, sets the final framework for all Hurtigruten’s operations. Safety and unparalleled guest experiences are at all times our top priorities. All our indicative itineraries are continuously evaluated for adaptions, whether this is due to constraints the elements unexpectedly presents – or exciting possibilities nature and wildlife offer. That is why we call it an expedition.
17 September, 2021 to 25 September, 2021
The Polar Outside cabins are primarily on the middle decks with windows, most are spacious, have flexible sleeping arrangements and TV for excellent and high standard accommodation. Can accommodate two to four passengers.
Arctic Superior class cabins are comfortable and roomy accommodation and most have balconies. Flexible sleeping arrangements, sofa beds, TV and other features make this one of our most popular categories. Our Arctic Superior concept includes a kettle, tea and coffee. Can accommodate two to four passengers.
These suites are large, well-appointed cabins with expansive windows and most have balconies. Some have a private outdoor hot tub. The suites feature flexible sleeping arrangements with comfortable sofas, sitting areas and TV. They can accommodate up to four passengers.
Expedition suites are exclusively in upper and mid-deck locations. Our Expedition Suite concept includes a bathrobe, espresso maker, and more. An exciting welcome gift awaits all suite guests in their cabin.
Vessel Type: Expedition Ship
Length: 140 metres
Passenger Capacity: 530
In 2019, Hurtigruten adds a brand new ship to its fleet: the MS Roald Amundsen. The state of the art vessel features new and environmentally sustainable hybrid technology that will reduce fuel consumption and show the world that hybrid propulsion on large ships is possible.
MS Roald Amundsen is the first of two hybrid ships Hurtigruten will add to its fleet over the next few years, cutting emissions by sailing with electrical propulsion. Hybrid technology, combined with the advanced construction of the hull and effective use of electricity on board will reduce fuel consumption and CO2-emissions on the ships by 20 percent. The build of these two ships represents the largest single investment in the history of Hurtigruten.
The future of shipping will be silent and emission free. MS Roald Amundsen will lead the way towards an even more sustainable way of traveling. Sailing on electrical power is not only a great benefit for the environment, but it will also enhance the impact of experiencing nature for the guests. The ship will be specially constructed for voyages in polar waters and serve as a comfortable basecamp at sea – bringing adventurers from all over the world to the most spectacular destinations in the most sustainable way.
Facilities on board
One of the most eye-catching exterior design features of the ships will be the two-level indoor/outdoor Observation Deck wrapped around the top of the ships’ raked bow. In a vast area behind it, you’ll find the core of the onboard experience: Amundsen Science Center.
Packed with state of the art technology and high tech gadgets such as touch screens and science equipment, the immersive edutainment area will be the place guests and staff/crew meet, mingle and create a deeper understanding for the areas they explore. The flexible venue will feature lecture spaces, a small library, and speciality areas for workshops in photography, biology, and more. The area, featuring large windows, will also be the onboard HQ for Hurtigruten’s hand picked Expedition Team.
The stunning scenery will be reflected in a rich and comfortable interior design. Scandinavian materials from nature, such as granite, oak, birch and wool will be used to create relaxed and stylish cabins and public areas. All cabins are outside, 50 % will have private balconies, aft suites will feature private outdoor Jacuzzis with spectacular views.
MS Roald Amundsen will feature three restaurants inspired by Nordic and Norwegian heritage:
Aune Main Dining, named after the Norwegian ship chandler and polar expedition supplier Tinus Aune.
Fredheim - the ships’ informal and social meeting place – named after a 1900s hunting station on Svalbard.
Lindstrøm, a speciality restaurant named after Adolf Lindstrøm, the favorite chef of the Norwegian polar heroes.
Artwork on board
When the world’s first hybrid powered expedition ship embarks on her maiden voyage, every piece of art on board will be handpicked by HM Queen Sonja of Norway’s art foundation - the Queen Sonja Print Award. Read more about the exciting collaboration here.
Voyage on board in selected cabin category
All meals while on board
On board lectures
International and domestic flights unless otherwise stated
Passport and visa costs where applicable
Transfers unless otherwise stated
Pre and Post voyage accommodation
Beverages on board unless otherwise stated
Meals while ashore