Hurtigruten has added a new adventurous British Isles itinerary to its Dover departures programme. Sailings will depart on April 27th, July 4th and August 1st next year onboard the refurbished MS Maud.
Bent Martini has stepped down from roles as chairman of the board and managing director with Hurtigruten following an outbreak of Covid-19 onboard MS Roald Amundsen.
A total of 37 crew members and 16 guests have now tested positive for Covid-19 onboard MS Roald Amundsen, according to figures from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.
Hurtigruten has temporarily suspends all expedition sailings on MS Roald Amundsen, MS Fridtjof Nansen and MS Spitsbergen until further notice.
An outbreak of Covid-19 on a Hurtigruten cruise ship in Tromsø, Norway, is likely to cause further unease among passengers as the industry seeks to rebuild confidence.
MS Roald Amundsen will embark on a series of short break expedition cruises in UK waters in September. Hurtigruten will thus become the first expedition cruise line to depart from a UK port since the country entered coronavirus lockdown in March.
While the expedition cruise line has not yet had any confirmed or suspected cases on any ships, the decision was taken as countries around the world impose restrictions on movement.
The cruise company will pause global expedition cruise operations through April 28th and their Norwegian coastal cruises through April 19th.
Hurtigruten has announced that for the first time in its 126-year history it will offer winter sailings from the port of Dover. The departures form part of the cruise line’s new Norway Expedition 2021/22 programme.
Hurtigruten has revealed it will makeover three of its vessels to transform them into hybrid powered expedition cruise ships.
Hurtigruten’s new hybrid powered MS Roald Amundsen has made what the company is calling maritime history, becoming the first cruise ship in the world to sail purely on battery power.
Hurtigruten has announced that national key account manager, Mark Walter, has been promoted to the role of head of sales for the UK trade.