Expedition cruise line Hurtigruten has launched its Dover 2022/23 season, extending its existing programme to include nine new itineraries taking explorers to Norway.
Hurtigruten has extended the offer until the end of December. The deal is valid for all bookings made from the September for all recently launched 2021 and 2022 costal and expedition voyages.
Cruise line Hurtigruten will reorganise its global operations as the sector battles back from the Covid-19 shutdown. The company plans to establish a separate expedition entity.
Hurtigruten has unveiled its 2021/2022 expedition brochure, highlighting the adventurous itineraries guests can embark on next year from Dover onboard the newly refurbished ship MS Maud.
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.