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Can you tell us a little about what precautions you take in case of a storm. How strong must the storm be before you cannot sail and what do the ships actually do if they are to pass a hurricane on the planned route?

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They don't have 'hurricanes' in the North Sea. On our last cruise in Norway we encountered a very deep depression with  extremely strong winds which kept us in port and then they had to fly us back to Bergen. It was fortunately near the end of our cruise but it did cause many problems for other ships in the fleet as they were confined to port in various places.

 

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Thank you so much for sharing your experience.

Know that waters - Stadthavet Sea from Måløy to Torvik and  Hustadvika Sea between Molde to Kristiansund - just south and north of Ålesund can be rough if stormy weather - for planning it's good to know what the consequences of stormy weather might be.

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On 2/28/2019 at 3:10 AM, hallasm said:

 

Know that waters - Stadthavet Sea from Måløy to Torvik and  Hustadvika Sea between Molde to Kristiansund - just south and north of Ålesund can be rough if stormy weather

We found out about it on March 23.....

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Unfortunately the captain at Viking Sky didn't listen carefully enough to the weather forecast.

None of Hurtigruten's planned routes that day  passed those waters.
Due to the bad weather, the captain chose to stay in Trondheim, for the southbound sailing passing Hustadvika towards Bergen and Hurtigruten hired aircraft to transport the passengers to and from Bergen.
Hurtigruten also postponed the March 24 departure northbound from Bergen with half a day , to wait for the weather to be lied.

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