Cruise Fiasco! Hurtigruten have to cancel due to Corona-the outbreak of travel - also Aida affected

Both Norway outside of Norwegian waters will be stopped until Further notice, all of the cruises with the "Roald Amundsen" and the vessels "Fridtjof Nansen"

Cruise Fiasco! Hurtigruten have to cancel due to Corona-the outbreak of travel - also Aida affected

Both Norway outside of Norwegian waters will be stopped until Further notice, all of the cruises with the "Roald Amundsen" and the vessels "Fridtjof Nansen" and "Spitsbergen" as Hurtigruten announced on Monday.

Previously, the 36 crew members, including a German citizen - and now also for at least five passengers of the ship a positive effect on the Coronavirus was tested.

Hurtigruten concedes error on

Hurtigruten work closely with the Board of health, FHI, the municipality of Tromsø, and the other, the Situation have the best possible hand, said group chief Executive Daniel Skjeldam. The first reviews that had occurred during the internal procedures of defects to be analyzed now. "This is a serious Situation for all Involved. We were not good enough and made mistakes," says Skjeldam.

Whether Hurtigruten to have violated the legal provisions for the control of Coronavirus-spread, should now show a police investigation. Central to this investigation will be whether the company or the person responsible on Board, measures should have been take to prevent further infections when the ship arrived in the port of Tromsø, informed the competent police according to the news Agency NTB.

the cruise ship of Hurtigruten is before the anchor

Since the first Corona-the case of the Crew-members became known last Friday, the "Roald Amundsen" on a dock in Northern Norway Tromsø anchor. The other two expedition vessels will be made when you have completed your current cross in the coming days. The Hurtigruten ships on the so-called post-ship line between Bergen and Kirkenes, however, continued.

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The 2019 commissioned "Roald Amundsen" as the world's first cruise ship with a hybrid drive, since this year, the "Fridtjof Nansen" is her sister ship. The two ships are named after the famous Norwegian polar explorers Roald Amundsen and Fridtjof Nansen.

The travel Agency Association VUSR for a General Corona test mandatory on cruise ships. "It should be for the cruise guest with a Test requirement prior to the commencement of the trip," said Marija Linnhoff, Chairman of the Association of independent self-employed travel agents, the "Rheinische Post" (Monday). The costs should be borne by the guests themselves. "Who can afford a cruise can also afford it," said Linnhoff. They also pleaded for a General test of duty for all the holiday returnees.

Aida says cruises in the Baltic sea ab

The cruise ship company, Aida Cruises had to be cancelled at the weekend, the Mini-cruises on the Baltic sea for the first half of August. Contrary to the expectations of the company, a final formal approval for the Start of the short travel am 5. August by the flag state, Italy, from said Aida. For Aida Cruises, this is a major setback.

For restarting Aida had 750 crew members from Asia on 22. July flew with three aircraft to be loaded. Corona-Tests after landing, there were eleven Infected were isolated in sequence. For the restart of comprehensive plans had been developed and all of the increased standards of hygiene, as well as measures for protection from Covid-19 on Board of the ships implemented, stressed the company.

In the case of the planned trips from the 16. August Aida assumes, that you can take place, said a spokesman at the weekend.

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Updated Date: 03 August 2020, 11:27

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