Hurtigruten has suspended sailings on three ships following an outbreak of Covid-19.
All sailings on MS Roald Amundsen, MS Fridtjof Nansen and MS Spitsbergen are cancelled “until further notice” after 36 crew members and four guests on Roald Amundsen tested positive.
The brand’s chief executive Daniel Skjeldam said: “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.”
Hurtigruten said none of those who tested positive on the ship, which docked in Tromso on Friday, had shown any symptoms.
Hurtigruten is in the process of contacting guests booked on the now cancelled voyages. The suspension applies only to expedition sailings and has no impact on Hurtigruten’s coastal Norway operations.