One of the first ships to resume cruising is having a COVID outbreak

Biiiiiig fuckup, gonna feel the pain now Hurtigruten.

Well, that didn’t work. Glad I don’t own stock in any cruise lines. It’s going to be a long time before cruises resume on a profitable basis.
Very unfortunate for the crews.

They returned from a cruise to Svalbard, where there have not been any cases of Covid-19. (Yet)
Only Norwegian passengers on board and all passengers tested before boarding.

Royal Carribean Cruise Lines has changed its name to Royal Carribean Group. As if. Nothing to do with distancing themselves from the stink, or so they say.

Nice job, Norway.

Yes. They learnt it from watching USA.

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Oh yes, that will make a big difference, assuming people are stupid.

No you didn’t. We’re stupid, but not that stupid.

When it comes to cruising that is a fair assumption.


But another article states that Italian authorities have squashed that idea:

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But MSC Cruises is apparently going ahead with their plans to restart cruises in the Mediterranean:

Most of the crew on Roald Amundsen has now completed their quarantine period:

And then the last person from Roald Amundsen has been discharged from hospital:


Yesterday afternoon, one of the crew on Roald Amundsen was discharged. The last one will be printed out during the morning, and everyone from the ship will thus be discharged.

11:10 AM · Aug 13, 2020·TweetDeck

Hurtigruten is having problems over the way they handled the outbreak of Covid-19 onboard their Expedition Cruise Ship Roald Amundsen:

PS> Their regular Coastal Express Service are operating ALMOST normal, but with reduced number of ships and pax capacity.

They are not the only “ferry” company that face problem with Covid-19 though: