Safer together

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

For COVID-19 policies on board our Original Norwegian Coastal Express, please click here

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Safe to book

We know that booking an expedition cruise or the Original Norwegian Coastal Express 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
  • 5% deposit only
  • 100% refund
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Safe to travel with us

We’re very pleased to have Ørjan Olsvik, Professor in Medical Microbiology join our company as an advisor. He will help us operate in the safest way possible. He has more than 10 years of international experience in infection control.

We will implement all necessary safety measures and adjust them as needed as the situation changes. You can rest assured that we will provide the safest sailing experience possible. Welcome aboard!

What we do

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

Face marks All of our crew members wear face masks and follow the strictest hand sanitation protocol.

Testing All crew members must show a negative COVID-19 test prior to embarkation.

Cleaning We regularly disinfect the entire ship, including all cabins, using certified cleaning products.

What you do

Health Declaration Form Before being allowed to board, you must confirm that you do not have any COVID-19 symptoms.

Temperature scan and COVID-19 test requirements Upon embarkation and outside our restaurants, you will go through a contactless scan to check your temperature. You must agree to be tested if the scan shows a high temperature.

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

Face masks, social distancing, and hand hygiene Guests must wear a face mask in all common areas of the ship, keep a minimum distance of six feet from fellow passengers, and frequently use the hand sanitizers available on board.

Strict health protocols

We’ll continually update these measures according to the latest guidelines from our expert medical advisers, as well as the requirements of local authorities and communities. Please note that changes to travel restrictions in our guests’ home countries or travel destinations may also affect the safety measures we use.

Strict health protocols

We’ll continually update these measures according to the latest guidelines from our expert medical advisers, as well as the requirements of local authorities and communities. Please note that changes to travel restrictions in our guests’ home countries or travel destinations may also affect the safety measures we use.

Safer together

Pre-boarding and embarkation

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

Crew testing and practices

Our crew are trained on all of our COVID-19 procedures. In addition, our crew members follow stringent protocols upon embarkation and during our cruises.

Cleaning

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, we have enhanced our standard practices with additional cleaning protocols that use technology based on the latest medical and scientific guidance.

Social distancing

We have put down floor markings, increased in-cabin services, and adjusted how we operate in order to provide more space for you when you’re 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 other food and drink services.

Medical team on board

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

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