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hallasm

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    Royal Caribbean Cruise Line and Hurtigruten
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    Caribbean, Asia and Norwegian Fjords
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  1. There may be personal preferences, but for me there is no doubt at all 1. Flåm, 2. Ålesund and 3. Molde. Flåm is located in the heart of the Aurlandsfjord, a branch of the world's deepest and second longest fjord, the 204 kilometer long Sognefjord and right by the Nærøyfjord is the world's narrowest fjord - part of the UNESCO World Heritage List. Scenic cruising when sailing into Flåm, driving with Flåmsbanan (Railway), cycling on Rallarvegen and wiewpoint Stegastein. Ålesund is a very picturesque Art Nouveau city. Possible with a day trip to the UNESCO-protected World Heritage Site Geirangerfjord, or to the bird island Runde. Molde is Located at the mouth of the Romsdalsfjord. Possible day trips to Atlanterhavsvejen, Trollstigen and Geiranger.
  2. Does only apply to cruise/expedition ships - not ships In ordinary service like Hurtigruten Coastal Service from Bergen to Kirkenes.
  3. Yes, If those international travelers can enter Norway. Link with details in post above.
  4. Yes, Hurtigruten expedition cruises and ships are very different from the Coastal operation with cargo/car operation with 34 port stops in 6 days from Bergen to Kirkenes. Previously the expedition cruises did have a focus on Arctic and Antarctic- because of COVID-19 the current focus is Norwegian waters. Due to changes in the coastal operation by January 2021 where HAVILA will operate 3 out og the 11 coastal ships Hurtigruten will start to offer expedition cruises along the Norwegian coast from Hamburg, Dover and Bergen - fewer and longer port stops.
  5. Expedition cruises are suspended while The Coastal Voyages from Bergen to Kirkenes are still in operations.
  6. As a response to the coronavirus outbreak on board MS Roald Amundsen, Hurtigruten temporarily suspends all expedition sailings on MS Roald Amundsen, MS Fridtjof Nansen and MS Spitsbergen until further notice. Press release from Hurtigruten Coastal voyages from Bergen to Kirkenes are still sailing - this decision Has no no impact on the Coastal Voyage Operation.
  7. As a response to the coronavirus outbreak on board MS Roald Amundsen, Hurtigruten temporarily suspends all expedition sailings on MS Roald Amundsen, MS Fridtjof Nansen and MS Spitsbergen until further notice. Press release from Hurtigruten Coastal voyages from Bergen to Kirkenes are still sailing.
  8. Here is Press release (Norwegian language) Updated to 4 crew members - so far non of the 171 passengers tested positive. The sailing today from Tromsø for a Svalbard expedition Cruise is cancelled.
  9. Hurtigruten customer loyalty programme All guests who have travelled with Hurtigruten on a journey of at least three nights can get complimentary membership in the programme.
  10. Starting March 16, 2021. 14 nights from Dover to Honningsvåg (North Cape) on MS Maud (former MS Midnatsol). Just in time for a northern lights cruise In March.
  11. Realistic - I'll still argue that the Coastal Service from Bergen to Kirkenes is public transportation - however, transport of a high standard, an extremely good restaurant and beautiful sceneries along the route . Northern lights during winter and midnight sun during summer . A cargo-ferry service isn't necessarily bad . One of the 34 port stops en route.
  12. They also plan departures from Dover along the coast of Norway as well as an 12 days expedition voyage from Bergen when Havila is starting to serve 3 of the 11 ships at the Norwegian Coastal Service Hurtigruten will deploy the three available ships for Norway expedition voyages with longer port stops.
  13. Interesting discussion. However, do not think Hurtigruten is categorized as a cruise line - rather public transportation - a cargo-ferry Service along the Norwegian west coast.
  14. For the time being unfortunately not. Only visitors from specific European countries will be allowed entry into Norway. Norway is an EEA/Schengen country - not EU member. “Anyone arriving in Norway from abroad shall be in quarantine for 10 days, with the exception of specified countries in Europe (see map in post #7)”
  15. Thank you Sue, I am happy to help especially as Hurtigruten is somewhat different from other cruise lines with 34 ports stopping in 6 days, Midnight sun in summer and polar night and northern lights in winter. As well as very different ships. Now also where there will be some changes with an additional operator January 2021. I myself have found many answers and help at CC when planning my 30+ cruises.
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