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Here’s what it’s really like to socially distance on a cruise

Have you been wondering how social distancing might play out on a cruise ship?

According to Hurtigruten, you’re not alone. The cruise line said many guests and agents have been asking how passengers can keep a safe distance during a cruise and how new health and safety measures will affect the experience.

Last week, Hurtigruten shared some spectacular images from its new expedition ship MS Fritdjof Nansen on her Norway expedition from Hamburg, Germany.

As well as showing off some top-notch scenery, the images illustrate how social distancing is working onboard and during the line’s activities and landings.

Image credit: Andrea Klaussner
Image credit: Andrea Klaussner

Also clear from these images is how these health and safety changes cannot take away from the scenery and the overall expedition experience.

Image credit: Andrea Klaussner

Hurtigruten was the first ocean cruise line to return to sailing when the MS Finnmarken left Bergen, Norway, to sail the Original Coastal Voyage (Bergen-Kirkenes-Bergen) last month.

By the end of September, Hurtigruten will have 14 of our 16-strong fleet in operation, including sailings to Svalbard and the High Arctic.

The cruise line has also launched new itineraries to the British Isles on the world’s first hybrid-powered ship, the MS Roald Amundsen, commencing late September.

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