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Hurtigruten’s ‘project OZ’ gets new boost

The next phase of the Hurtigruten Australia and New Zealand operation is well underway after the commitment from the board giving the green light – GO - for investing in, and supporting the Australian and New Zealand market place.


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Hurtigruten is now well into “project OZ” establishing an office base in Melbourne with staff across the Australia to support the industry and partners in Australia and New Zealand. A committed Australia project team is underway and have kicked off leasing agreements, recruitment and support discussions. 


Perry says, “The timing is perfect! - Hurtigruten is a game changer and innovator. To have the backing of the board to invest in what is a core market for Expedition cruising is fantastic”.


“My instructions are clear; to find the very best Sales, marketing and leadership team that share our passion and values for Sustainable Expedition cruising - people that are committed to our trade partners, new solutions and 100% customer focused”.


Sales director to Marketing and regional Sales Manager Roles as phase one have been posted on the careers page and with recruitment companies.


Last week, Hurtigruten operations team scheduled our first ever three-ship Antarctica season where we will be operating two of the world’s first Hybrid powered expedition ships Roald Amundsen and Fridtjof Nansen plus our beautiful and icon totally refurbished MS Fram Expedition ship. 


“Hurtigruten’s growth in Antarctica as a destination, the Arctic and new regions such as Canada and Alaska will seek to take a significant number of travellers from Australia as a key source market rather than as Niche support market,” says Perry.  


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Published: 15 June 2019

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