G Adventures is expanding into coastal Norway in 2017, in addition to its programs in Antarctica and the Arctic, according to the 2017 Expedition Cruise Market Report.
“We found demand with a smaller vessel in that area,” said Rich Heller, director of marine operations. The coastal voyages are an entry-level product, priced at $2,500 per person, and will give passengers a taste of the G Adventures expedition-style offering before they venture into more extreme locations.
“Greenland has also become really popular,” Heller said, in an interview with Cruise Industry News. “There are new destinations for the company as ice melts in the Arctic, opening up new areas that previously weren’t accessible.”
The adventure travel company also has a presence in the Galapagos and bought the Swan Hellenic brand in January, in addition to other travel brands Just You and Travelsphere.
In Antarctica, the season is at its maximum length, according to Heller, starting in mid October and running through mid March on the company-owned Expedition, a 134-passenger ship.
Excerpt from the 2017 Expedition Cruise Market Report.
About the Expedition Market Report
The 2017 Expedition Cruise Market Report is a comprehensive PDF report detailing the quickly expanding expedition cruise market.
It includes capacity projections through 2027, and profiles of 17 major players with exclusive reporting, research and interviews.
There is also a trends report, original research and a look at the new ships, plus much more.