Black Friday? More like Green Friday! HX launches ultra-sustainable mega sale

Black Friday? More like Green Friday! HX launches ultra-sustainable mega sale
Edited by Travel Weekly


    HX (Hurtigruten Expeditions) has launched its Green Friday sale to educate consumers about the importance of mindful, more sustainable travel.

    The eco-friendly alternative to Black Friday, aims to tackle Australia’s mass-consumption habits through peak shopping periods, encouraging consumers to move away from impulsive shopping behaviours and embrace a more mindful approach to ‘Buy Better’.

    The initiative includes a Green Friday sale. Kicking off on 6 November, this three-week event offers travellers an extended booking period to secure discounts of up to 50 per cent on adventures to some of the world’s most remote destinations.

    Danco Island Antarctica (Espen Mills)

    Key highlights of the sale include:

    Up to 50 per cent off Warm-Water Adventures in the Galápagos and West Africa

    Traditionally known as the ‘Polar expert,’ HX has expanded its signature, mindful adventures to warm waters, including the Galápagos Islands, now one of its top-selling destinations.

    This month, all four Galápagos itineraries are available for up to 50 per cent off, including the 9-day In Darwin’s Footsteps itinerary and all three new routes for 2023: the 7-day Iconic Wildlife & Sublime Scenery itinerary, 7-day Nature and Wildlife Expedition Cruise, and 11-day Nine of the Best Isles route. Travellers will explore the UNESCO-protected archipelago onboard MS Santa Cruz II, enjoying locally inspired dining, a Science Corner, Panorama bar, fitness centre, and outdoor hot tubs.

    Travellers can also book select sailings of the highly anticipated West Africa Archipelago Cruise, a 13-day voyage from Dakar, Senegal, to Cape Verde and the Bissagos Islands launching this November. HX’s first-ever cruise to Africa, this itinerary explores the rich history and vibrant culture of Cape Verde, along with the remarkable biodiversity of the Bissagos Islands. The company will be the only cruise operator based in the region.

    Up to 30 per cent off Antarctica

    For Black Friday, popular Antarctica cruises are now available at up to 30 per cent off, including the 12-day Highlights of Antarctica on MS Fridtjof Nansen and MS Roald Amundsen, the world’s first two battery hybrid-powered cruise ships.

    Gallpagos Kayak (Andres Mesias)

    Longer expeditions, such as the 18-day Antarctic Circle Expedition, which offers 11 days exploring the Seventh Continent, as well as itineraries to the Falklands, are included.

    This offer is valid for bookings made with Hurtigruten Expeditions between now and 30 November 2023.

    (Featured Image: MS Roald Amundsen – Andrea Klaussner)

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