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Cruise Line Resuspends Cruises

A cruise line has resuspended all expedition cruises in response to a coronavirus outbreak on one of their ships.

Hurtigruten has temporarily suspended all expedition sailings on MS Roald Amundsen, MS Fridtjof Nansen and MS Spitsbergen until further notice after over 30 crew members and a handful of passengers tested positive for COVID-19 on MS Roald Amundsen.

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“The safety and well-being of our guests and crew is Hurtigruten’s number one priority. We are now focusing all available efforts in taking care of our guests and colleagues. We are working closely with the Norwegian National and Local Health Authorities for follow-up, information, further testing, and infection tracking.

In light of the recent increase in new cases of COVID-19 globally, the only responsible choice is to suspend all expedition sailings until we are absolutely confident, we can carry out our operations in line with all requirements from the Authorities and with the even stricter requirements we have set for ourselves” said CEO in Hurtigruten, Daniel Skjeldam.

Hurtigruten reached out to and informed guests booked on the now cancelled voyages.

The decision has no impact on Hurtigruten’s coastal Norway operations.

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