Safer together

Your safety is our highest priority. As we prepare for the safe restart of our expedition cruises, we’ve introduced strict measures on all our Hurtigruten Expedition ships, designed to reduce the risk of COVID-19.

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Safe to book

We know that booking an Expedition Cruise during this time of travel restrictions and uncertainty can feel risky. To take that risk away from you, we’re adopting a new rebooking policy for all our 2021 cruises.

Our "Book with confidence" policy includes:

  • Free rebooking
  • 100% refund 
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Safe to travel with us

We’re proud to announce that Professor of Medical Microbiology, Ørjan Olsvik has joined our company as an advisor. He’ll help us operate in the safest way possible. He has more than 10 years of international experience in infection control.

We’ll make sure that all necessary safety measures are put in place, and will continually adjust them as the situation changes. You can rest assured that we will provide the safest sailing possible so that you can enjoy your time with us. Welcome aboard!

What we do

Social distancing We are sailing with reduced passenger capacity, and have changed how we run our restaurants, landings, and facilities to give you more space.

Face masks All our crew wear face masks or face shields, and follow the strictest hand hygiene protocol.

Testing All crew will need to test negative for COVID-19 prior to embarkation

Cleaning We regularly disinfect the entire ship, including all cabins.

What you do

Self-declaration form You must confirm that you do not have any COVID-19 symptoms before being allowed to board.

Temperature scan and rapid test requirements Upon embarkation and outside our restaurants, you will go through a contactless scan to record your temperature. You will need to agree to be tested if the scan indicates that you have a high temperature.

Testing Before embarkation, you will need to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test, no older than 72 hours.

Face masks, social distancing, and hand hygiene Guests will be expected to wear a face mask in all common areas of the ship, keep a minimum of 1 metre distance from fellow passengers, and use the hand sanitizer available on board.

Strict health protocols

We’ll be constantly updating these measures according to the latest guidelines from ourexpert medical advisors, as well as the requirements of local authorities and communities. Additionally, please note that changes to travel restrictions in our guests’ home countries or travel destinations, may also affect the safety measures used.

Strict health protocols

We’ll be constantly updating these measures according to the latest guidelines from ourexpert medical advisors, as well as the requirements of local authorities and communities. Additionally, please note that changes to travel restrictions in our guests’ home countries or travel destinations, may also affect the safety measures used.

Pre-boarding and embarkation

To reduce the risk of COVID-19, we conduct health screening for everyone boarding our ships.

Testing of crew and practices

Our crew are trained on all of our COVID-19 procedures. In addition, we ask each crew member to follow a number of stringent protocols at embarkation and during our cruises.

Cleaning

We have enhanced our standard practices with additional cleaning protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19, using technology that is based on the latest medical and scientific advice.

Social distancing

We have put down floor markings, increased in-cabin services, and adjusted how we operate so as to provide more space for you when on board..

Food and drinks

Enjoying the delicious food on board is a big part of your experience sailing with us. To reduce the risk of COVID-19, we’ve reorganized our restaurants and services.

Expedition landings

When you’re on a nature landing, you’ll be able to walk freely within an area designated by your Expedition Team.

Medical team on board

Every ship has a dedicated Health & Safety Officer and medical team on board. The team is at your service any time of the day when you are travelling with us..

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