Hurtigruten returns 14 ships to operation

Last changed: Tuesday, July 7, 2020 9:48 AM

Hurtigruten marked the return of cruising as MS Finnmarken became the first ocean cruise ship in the world to return to sailing with her June 16 departure. Now, Hurtigruten plans to bring 14 of their 16 ships back in operation by the end of September:

**Currently Hurtigruten is operating 4 ships in the Coastal segment and MS Fridtjof Nansen in the Expedition segment.

**Hurtigruten marks the return of Arctic expedition cruising, as battery-hybrid powered MS Roald Amundsen and MS Spitsbergen starting Mid-July will offer 6 to 15 day voyages on the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard.

**Step by step 7 additional ships will be introduced along the Norwegian coast in August and September.

**Hurtigruten launches a series of exclusive British Isles itineraries on the world’s first battery hybrid powered cruise ship the MS Roald Amundsen with several sailings during September.

Hurtigruten is the world’s largest expedition cruise line and has operated in polar waters continuously since 1893. As the most experienced operator on the spectacular Norwegian coastline, Hurtigruten is the only cruise line to offer year-round sailings on the Norwegian coast.

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HEALTH AND SAFETY

At Hurtigruten safety is our first priority. With more than 127 years of experience, we have established strict procedures to protect guests, staff and crew from infection. There have not been any confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 on any Hurtigruten ships.

Hurtigruten follows all the safety guidelines recommended by the Norwegian government and has implemented strict training measures, health and safety policies and protocols including reducing capacity on all sailings to around 30 per cent to make social distancing easier. Find out more about Hurtigruten’s health and safety policies here