Magic en route

AV INGA RAGNHILD HOLST | FOTO: FRAN FERNÁNDEZ


(NORWEGIAN) The world’s most beautiful sea voyage happens on a converted cargo ship.

 

Ay, hermoso! Chus García Sirera gasps at the sight of the mountains as if enjoying a delicious meal. The Raftsundet strait opens up and the Hurtigruten ship Nordkapp sails through deceptive reefs that bob just above the water’s surface. García Sirera has sailed from Kirkenes and will continue down the coast as far as Bergen. She is one of approximately 4.6 million passengers who travelled on a Hurtigruten cruise ship in the course of 2007. Hurtigruten ships also carry 120,000 tons of cargo. Hurtigruten has undergone a transformation from postal delivery service and milk run to a fleet of cruise ships for seasoned travellers. Continue reading