Hurtigruten expeditions to explore new shores

MS Fram’s transatlantic voyage has exotic stops in 2014

In March and October 2014, the expedition ship of Norwegian cruise and ferry company Hurtigruten, MS Fram, will be setting sail to discover new cities and regions.

During its 19-day transatlantic voyages it will visit Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil on South America’s East Coast as well as exotic spots like the Saint Peter and Saint Paul Archipelago and the Cape Verde Islands.

These warmer waters follow a season in the Arctic. It will call in at Buenos Aires, Montevideo and Salvador before crossing the Equator to reach the Saint Peter and Saint Paul Archipelago, which is made up of 15 small islands and rocks – the only place in the Atlantic Ocean where the rock of the Earth’s mantle emerges above the water.

MS Fram will then steer towards the island of São Vicente in Cape Verde. If the weather permits, there will also be a stop at its sister island Santo Antão with its volcanic scenery. The final destination is Las Palmas on Gran Canaria.

Hurtigruten has scheduled a transatlantic voyage from Buenos Aires to Las Palmas in its explorer voyage program from March 14 to April 1. The ship will take the opposite route, from Las Palmas to Buenos Aires, from October 14 to November 1.

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[photo courtesy Hurtigruten]