Hurtigruten is planning a gradual restart

Hurtigruten is planning a gradual restart


July 7, 2020 - Spurred on by the success of the resumption of mail voyages for Norwegian guests, Hurtigruten plans to offer trips with 14 of 16 ships on the Norwegian coast, in the Arctic, around the British Isles and to Svalbard in August and September.

Since June 16, four Hurtigruten ships in Norway have been completing classic mail voyages with reduced capacity and subject to strict hygiene and safety measures. The shipping company expects that Hurtigruten will be present with 2020 of 14 ships on the Norwegian coast and in the Arctic in August and September 16. As far as Norway is concerned, it can be assumed that eleven ships will offer the voyages between Bergen and Kirkenes by the end of September. Please note: The itineraries and excursions are subject to the travel guidelines of the local government.

Hurtigruten - Kong Harald off Honningsvåg

Hurtigruten - Kong Harald off Honningsvåg


Hurtigruten expects the Norwegian travel restrictions to be lifted on July 15, 2020. This measure will benefit German travelers who will be able to travel by post from that point on.

If expectations are met, Hurtigruten will be operating 14 of 16 ships in Northern Europe by the end of September. There are also plans for the hybrid expedition ship MS Roald Amundsen and MS Spitsbergen to travel to the Arctic. From mid-July, 6- to 15-day expedition voyages around the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard are planned.

Hurtigruten - the Midnatsol

Hurtigruten - the Midnatsol


New voyages of the hybrid expedition ship MS Roald Amundsen lead to the British Isles. The short expeditions start from Portsmouth (September 2nd), Liverpool (September 7th and 17th) and Glasgow (September 12th). The Hurtigruten ships head for the Isles of Scilly, Fowey, Rathlin Island, Fortwilliam, Oban, Fishguard and Waterford.

There were no confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 on any of the Hurtigruten ships. In order to make future trips even safer and to guarantee the health and safety of guests and crew, the hygiene and safety standards on board have been supplemented by numerous new measures. This includes reduced guest capacity, strict hygiene protocols, health checks and screenings, frequent temperature measurements on board and numerous other measures that are not presented in detail.

 

 

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