Uncertain whether expected cruise ships will arrive in Stavanger

cruiseFrom the harbor in Stavanger with the cruise ship Maasdam at the quay.Photo: Vidar Knai / SCANPIX .
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There are 16 cruise ships on the call schedule in the Port of Stavanger this year, but it is not certain that they will come, Stavanger Aftenblad reports.

Before the corona pandemic broke out, there were a total of 246 cruise ships scheduled to call at the Port of Stavanger, but now there are only 16 left on the schedule.

“But whether they actually come is uncertain. Many people wait to cancel until near departure time, so they know the latest possible information about the corona situation. This has been the case throughout the period after the corona outbreak,” says Maritime Chief Dag Matre at the Port of Stavanger to the newspaper.

Last week, the Norwegian Directorate of Health issued new guidelines for cruise calls in Norway. The guidelines stipulate, among other things, that all passengers must come from “green countries”, and that the ships must have a maximum number of passengers that is half the capacity.

On Saturday, Sogn Avis announced that it is expected that 26 cruise ships will arrive in Flåm during the late summer and autumn, but that the cruise companies will initially not let the passengers go ashore, even though this is fine according to the guidelines.

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