HX to go all-inclusive across fleet

By Kelly Ranson
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HX (Hurtigruten Expeditions) will operate all-inclusive sailings from October this year.

All-inclusive will first be rolled out on Antarctica and Galapagos expeditions, and will then be standard across the whole fleet from November 2024.

The all-inclusive package means there won’t be an extra charge for wine, beer, spirits and cocktails throughout the day and evening. A spokesperson for HX said cruise fares will not be increased.

Passengers will get daily expeditions and hikes; full board dining with house wine, beer, spirits and cocktails; wi-fi; science programmes and access to HX’s onboard Science Centre; sauna and hot tub access; professional photos, plus expedition gear and a water bottle to take home included in their fare.

HX Chief Commercial Officer Alex Delamere-White, who joined the business last year, said the change is ‘in direct response to guest and partner feedback’ and is simplifying the product for the trade.

He said: “Expedition cruising can be a complex product for agents to sell, given the unique destinations we visit and varying experiences by operator. We’re confident that by including so many elements as standard in the price, we can simplify life onboard and enhance our trade-friendly focus.

“We want our guests to fully embrace being curious travellers when they’re with us. By making things as easy as possible, they can focus on exploring remote parts of the world and learning from our expert team. We believe adventure should be all-inclusive, which is why our daily expeditions, talks and access to the science centre come at no extra cost, alongside delicious food and drink.”

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