Hurtigruten has called off its remaining cruises this year due to the rise in
COVID-19 cases in Europe and the Americas, the company said on Thursday.
“Our goal is to
resume operations in January 2021,” the company said in a statement.
Business of shipping goods and people along the Norwegian coast will
affects Hurtigruten’s so-called expedition cruises, which often take passengers
into Arctic or Antarctic waters, though its business of shipping goods and
people between ports along the Norwegian coast will continue.
The company was
the first cruise operator worldwide to return an oceangoing cruise ship to
service in mid-June, touting reduced passenger capacity, social distancing and
strict rules on hygiene.