Hurtigruten have everything you need for a truly unique cruising experience through the lesser known areas of Norway, Greenland, Europe and Antarctica on quaint ships, enabling guests to discover places not often visited by tourists. While the Hurtigruten Cruises fleet was designed to carry freight and mail between remote regions, and still remain as working mail ships today, the fleet is nevertheless kitted out for comfort with numerous lounges to enjoy, well-equipped gyms, hot tubs and locally sourced cuisine to give you a taste of each region on your cruise.
Enhanced Health and Safety - Covid-19
In order to ensure the safety and wellbeing of their guests, Hurtigruten have increased their already strict hygiene procedures.
Guests and crew
Prior to boarding all guests are required to hand in a health questionnaire and have their temperature checked. They are also encouraged to frequently wash their hands with the hand sanitizer provided at locations across the ship. All crew must undergo a health check before boarding and have completed a COVID-19 course on hygiene protocol. They are also first-aid trained.
Onboard and ashore
Embarkation and disembarkation are staggered to avoid crowding, and once onboard social distancing is maintained through fewer guests onboard, more seating sessions in the restaurants (which will no longer be self-service), limited use of facilities such as the pools, sauna and gym and markings to help manage queueing. In addition, expedition ships to remote locations carry a doctor onboard and several cabins are reserved as isolation accommodation should the need arise.