Cruise week opened the door to some amazing cruises of which a few have been extended. If you are interested in cruising in 2016 or 2017 make sure you contact your travel advisor and register your interest.
Please be aware many cruises, especially those like Seabourn, Silversea and Regent, already have limited availability for next 2016 Northern Hemisphere summer. The earlier the booking the more choice of cabin categories and cruise departures you will have.
Also of note would be any Canal boating or Yacht rentals for Europe 2016, these are best booked in advance to make sure you aren't disappointed. In some cases you may find some availability closer to your departure date, but in most cases these are on the less desirable older boats and yachts.
Hurtigruten's incredible pledge to it's passengers wanting to experience the Northern lights this season.
"Hurtigrutenâ€™s ships sail along the Norwegian coast, away from the effects of urban light pollution and directly beneath the Aurora Oval (the epicenter of Northern Lights activity)."
"Hurtigruten are so confident they offer the best way to experience the Aurora Borealis, that all new bookings for their 12 day â€˜Classic Round Voyageâ€™ departing between October 2015 and March 2016 inclusive will be eligible; regardless of how far in advance they are booked, to the following:-
If the lights donâ€™t appear during their voyage, guests will be given the choice of a FREE* 7 day Classic Voyage North (Bergen to Kirkenes), or 6 day Classic Voyage South (Kirkenes to Bergen) in an inside twin cabin (voyage-only, B&B basis), departing between October 2016 and March 2017 inclusive."
"An exciting announcement from Silversea - in November 2017, Silver Cloud will join their luxury expedition fleet as an ice-class ship destined mostly for polar waters, as well as select non-polar destinations.
She will have the highest space ratio and highest staff-to-guest ratio among luxury ice-class expedition ships, not to mention that on average there will be one Expedition team member guiding no more than 12 guests each."
Having another luxury small ship heading into the expedition arena is fantastic news for well-travelled cruisers who are looking for something more adventurous, but enjoy the comforts these ships provide.
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