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Gerard Short, VP Digital Solutions Hurtigruten Expeditions. Photo: Hurtigruten Expeditions
Gerard Short, VP Digital Solutions Hurtigruten Expeditions. Photo: Hurtigruten Expeditions

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Hurtigruten Group appoints new VP of Digital Solutions

Hurtigruten Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Gerard Short as its new VP of Digital Solutions for its world leading expedition cruising brand.

In this newly established position, Gerard will be part of our growing team that will build the next generation of digital products for Hurtigruten Expeditions, which offers more than 250 destinations to over 30 countries including Antarctica, the Galapagos Islands and West Africa.

Highly experienced in vision, strategy and execution, Gerard brings with him over 15 years of experience working in product development and has successfully launched multiple products from inception to market for some of the world’s biggest global brands.

In his role prior to joining Hurtigruten, Gerard worked for KultraLab and NHS Digital where he was leading the Covid-19 testing efforts in the UK.

Gerard is one of several senior digital experts recently recruited at Hurtigruten Group’s HQ2 office in London as the Group continues to expand its presence internationally.

“I am really excited to be joining Hurtigruten at a time of huge growth for the company. It’s track record on offering guests a sustainable and unique holiday experience is unmatched and I can’t wait to work on projects that will bring the guests even closer to the Hurtigruten experience whether it be online or from their smartphones,” said Gerard.

Ole-Marius Moe-Helgesen, Chief Digital and People Officer of Hurtigruten Group said: “We are on a mission to recruit the best digital talent at our HQ2 offices in London and we are very excited to have Gerard on board. His depth of experience, knowledge and capabilities is a great addition to our growing and innovative team. We want to deliver the best digital journey possible and Gerard will be integral in the development and design of our brand-new website and guest app, which will significantly improve the experience of our guests when they book and board our sustainable ships.”


Hurtigruten Expeditions - World leader in exploration travel

With sustainability and exploration at core, Hurtigruten Expeditions founded expedition cruising in 1896. Today, Hurtigruten Expeditions is the world’s largest and leading expedition cruise line.

Building on 125 years of experience, Hurtigruten Expeditions offers big adventures on small ships, taking guests to over 250 spectacular destinations in more than 30 countries worldwide.

Hurtigruten Expeditions operates a fleet of small, custom-build expedition cruise ships, including the world’s first battery-hybrid powered cruise ships.

Hurtigruten Expeditions is part of Hurtigruten Group, the world leader in exploration travel, which also operates Norwegian Coastal Express, known as ‘the most beautiful voyage in the world’ and extensive land-based activities – including hotels, restaurants and more – through Hurtigruten Svalbard.

Press contacts

Hurtigruten Expeditions Press Duty Phone

Hurtigruten Expeditions Press Duty Phone

Press contact +47 47 666 888
Hurtigruten Norway Press Duty Phone

Hurtigruten Norway Press Duty Phone

Press contact Hurtigruten Norwegian Coastal Express +4748027700
Rune Thomas Ege

Rune Thomas Ege

Press contact VP PR & Communication Hurtigruten Expeditions +47 988 288 68
Carine Møller Mortensen

Carine Møller Mortensen

Press contact VP Communication and Sustainability Hurtigruten Norwegian Coastal Express +47 970 55 012
Tarjei Kramviken

Tarjei Kramviken

Press contact Communications Advisor Hurtigruten Norwegian Coastal Express +47 97600637
Øystein Knoph

Øystein Knoph

Press contact Head of Storytelling Hurtigruten Expeditions +47 977 39 224
Anders Lindström

Anders Lindström

Press contact Head of Press and Communications, the Americas The Americas +1 646 944 9029
Anne Solsvik

Anne Solsvik

Press contact VP Group Communication and Public Affairs PR & Communication +47 99598796

Hurtigruten Group - World leader in exploration travel

Building on 125 years of Norwegian pioneering heritage, Hurtigruten is today the world's largest expedition cruise company.

Hurtigruten’s rapidly growing fleet of custom-build expedition ships takes modern-day adventure travellers to the world’s most spectacular destinations on our Planet - from the High North to Antarctica in the south.

Being the world leader in exploration travel comes with a great responsibility. Hurtigruten is enhancing destinations and runs an responsible, sustainable global operation. Read more about Hurtigruten's sustainability efforts here.

Hurtigruten introduced the world’s first hybrid battery powered cruise ships, the MS Roald Amundsen this summer. In 2020 she is followed by sister ship MS Fridtjof Nansen.

Hurtigruten Group