Fjord Line Update - Coronavirus Sailing Cancellations
UPDATE 26/03/2020 12.24
The Corona crisis is continuing, and we at Fjord Line as a company are doing everything we possibly can to get us through this.
We have now sent home even more of our staff in Norway, Denmark, Sweden and on board our vessel. All our costs are reduced as much as possible, and we will continue to operate with a minimum number of staff.
Currently we are only sailing with MS Stavangerfjord. A new permission has now been given us from the Danish authorities to reduce the number of staff on board the vessel.
Safety, hygiene and general awareness towards the current situation is of course in focus, but other services and positions on board the vessel have been limited to the absolute minimum.
Make no mistake, we will still continue with a good service for all your drivers with both cabin and meals.
Our Schedule for the past 10 days will continue. Departures on Stavanger and Kristiansand will be the same, with the exception of the roundtrip on Kristiansand on Saturdays. This will be removed, but the departure on Saturday 28.03 will be as normal.
Fjord Line is canceling sailings due to the Corona virus situation – At the same time a new extraordinary route is established.
In light of the serious situation related to the COVID – 19 Virus, Fjord Line is doing everything in its power to help stop the spread of the virus and is therefore canceling all the sailings between Bergen- Stavanger and Hirtshals, and between Hirtshals and Langesund. The route between Sandefjord and Strømstad will sail as normal with departure from Sandefjord 8.30 AM and return from Strømstad 12 PM. As an extraordinary route Fjord line is establishing the route between Kristiansand and Hirtshals to maintain a direct route between Norway and Denmark. The above-mentioned route changes will be in affect from Monday the 16th of March and 30 days going forward. This may be prolonged.
The escalating situation is affecting everyone. Fjord Line has the upmost focus on security and hygiene on bord our vessels and have reinforced our routines due to the current situation. As of this date there have been no reports of Corona contamination amongst our passengers or crew.
Norwegian and Danish authorities have imposed severe measures to contaminate the spread of the virus. Fjord Line will follow all regulations and guidelines given by local and state authorities. As a consequence of this we have decided to cancel some of our routes. The routes affected will be:
- Bergen-Hirtshals: last departure Sunday 15th of March 1.30 PM
- Stavanger-Hirtshals: last departure Monday 16th of March 8.30 AM
- Stavanger-Bergen-Stavanger: no departures after Sunday 15th of March
- Langesund-Hirtshals: last departure Sunday 15th of March 2.30 PM
- Sandefjord-Strømstad: no afternoon departure from the 16th of March
PLEASE NOTE: The morning departure at 8.30 AM from Sandefjord with return from Strømstad at 12 PM will sail as normal until further notice.