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  1. I’m normally getting a response within two to three days when emailing booking@hurtigruten.com. Might take a bit longer due to COVID and the nature of your questions.


    Do not fully understand your question - please clarify.

    23 minutes ago, jonikal said:

    Anyone else tried dealing with Tromso since Covid?


  2. End May and beginning of June is my preferred time for the Norwegian fjords. Still snow in the mountains and lots of water in the rivers.  The weather can be quite nice (unfortunately the opposite can also be the case).  The days are also long which is necessary to enjoy the scenic sailings into the deep fjords that start early in the morning and end late in the evening.  


    In June, the average high-temperature marginally rises, from a mild 15°C (59°F) in May, to a comfortable 18 to 21°C (65 to 70°F).  The average low-temperature is 10°C (50°F).


    A video from the first week of June.


  3. For Bergen April is  a chilly month. The average maximum temperature lies around 9°C (48°F)
    and the average minimum temperature in Bergen in April is 3°C (37.°F).
    Average hours of sun in April is it has 142 hours.
    In April an average of 114mm (4.5in) rain.  (13 days).

    The maximum temperature in Flåm is a bit higher (12°C (54°F) - if you take the train into the mountains in Flåm you should expect snow and temperature at -2°C (28°F) - only 6 days with rain in Flåm.


    Weather in Oslo is similar to Flåm.

  4. Message to Oslo Stock Exchange (full release)

    As part of a structured reorganisation plan, Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA (“Norwegian” or the “Company”) has decided to initiate an examinership process in Ireland relating to its subsidiary Norwegian Air International Limited (NAI), its wholly-owned asset company Arctic Aviation Assets DAC (AAA) and some of AAA’s subsidiaries; NAS will also enter in and get protection of the Irish Examinership process as a related party. Norwegian has chosen an Irish process since its aircraft assets are held in Ireland. Norwegian has taken this decision in the interest of its stakeholders.

  5. That was in the early ‘90s.  I flew a lot and had trouble using my air miles.  I got a great cruise offer for air miles from my airline - 8 days Caribbean cruise with the world's largest cruise ship - Sovereign of the Seas from Miami.  
    At that time, it was absolutely not common in Denmark to go on a cruise - it normally also involved a long flight those days.
    Since then, I have been on at least one annual cruise. Now also possible with cruises from Copenhagen.

  6. Where I have often experienced a change in itinerary, it has not yet happened to me in the Caribbean - but it can of course happen - you can experience changes in sailing schedule well before the cruise, but also while you are on a cruise due to weather or technical reasons.
    If you ask because you want to arrange private tours, make sure arrangements can be changed or cancelled - in general, tour organizers are used to handle changes.

  7. Tromsø and in particular Bergen are nice cities where you easily can see the city by food.

    Olden has the Briksdal glacier and Loen Skylifr viewpoint - shuttle busses should be available.

    Also a beautiful scenic sailing into Olden - you need to be up early in the morning.

    You need to find excursions for Lofoten and Honningsvåg - either ship or local tour provider.

    Rental car might also be an option but just be aware that no excursions or tours available at the pier at arrival. Lofoten Islands are very beautiful nature and Honningsvåg is North Cape.

    Lofoten is inside the Arctic Circle - July 14 will probably be the last day with midnight sun but since you are heading North you’ll have midnight sun in Tromsø and Honningsvåg. 
    It will be a very nice evening sailing from Lofoten island northbound through Raftsundet. Just be aware that even in July it can be quite cold - my blog with pictures and video from one of my midnight sun sailings from Lofoten Islands.


  8. 4 hours ago, windsor26 said:

    not know which port as the cruise ship itinerary just says the town Thanks

    Which cruise? Tromsk does not exist - do you mean Tromsø?
    Nordfjord is a district - most likely port is Olden. Also do you know which port at the islands of Lofoten? 
    - please also time of year and how much time in port.

    Might be good with more details in order to provide recommendations.

  9. 5 hours ago, jagoffee said:

    Since both segments had the same confirmation number, I would say it was an “open jaw”.

    It is the airline obligation to check your return journey when flying to a country where visa required. If you have the return ticket at the same reservation the airline will know and not ask additional questions . If at a different reservation or as in my situation a cruise you will be asked to show your return ticket. 

  10. COVID-19 or airline doesn’t matter. You might be asked to prove that you have a return ticket for flight or cruise within 90 days.

    I have done several reposition cruises to/from Asia or TA with a one way ticket to my start destination - never been a problem. Just showed the cruise or air tickets.

    in order to avoid any problems I have always printed my ticket.

  11. Thank you for sharing.

    Very interesting article.  It is certain that China is interested in buying infrastructure related to the Arctic.  Denmark has recently prevented China from buying an airport in Greenland.

    I do not know how much infrastructure Hurtigruten represents in relation to the Arctic and Svalbard.  Still an important transport route along the northern coast of Norway although the number of departures will be cut from January 1st, 2021 from eleven ships to seven when Havila Voyages takes over four of the eleven departures on the coastal route (if they get their four ships ready in time).

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