MS Roald Amundsen accidents and incidents
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- delayed delivery
- crimes - luggage robbery (Punta Arenas Chile)
|28 November 2019||Crew / Passenger Crimes|
On November 28, 2019, the ship's departure from homeport Punta Arenas (Chile) was delayed due to robbery ashore. A group of robbers stole ~200 pieces of luggage by hijacking the truck that transported the bags to the berthed cruise vessel.
The hijacked vehicle was later found, but without the passengers' luggage. None of the passengers were robbed, but 15 decided to cancel the voyage to Antarctica. Hurtigruten assisted the affected passengers by supplying them with clothes and necessary items for the cruise, which fares started at ~USD 5500 pp (~EUR 4900).
The incident occurred at the beginning of 18-day "Chilean Fjords, Antarctica and Falklands" fly-cruise" (itinerary November 28 - December 16) roundtrip from homeport Valparaiso (Santiago, Chile flights to/from departure port Punta Arenas) and visiting destinations in Chilean Patagonia, Drake Passage (transit), Antarctica (Half Moon Island, Brown Bluff, Cuverville Island, Antarctic Peninsula, Neko Harbour, Wiencke Island), Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) and Magellan Strait (transit).
|26 February 2018||Other Incidents|
The vessel was scheduled for delivery in July 2018. However, due to financial problems, Kleven Shipyard (Ulsteinvik Norway) delayed the delivery to Hurtigruten, re-scheduling the inaugural cruise for May 3, 2019 (leaving from Lisbon Portugal). Hurtigruten's official statement was issued on February 26, 2018.
On May 24, 2018, Hurtigruten announced that Fridtjof Nansen's launch will be also affected (pushed back) due to Roald Amundsen's delayed launch and "the complexity of the construction". Fridtjof Nansen's Antarctica cruise schedule (2019-2020) was added to MS Midnatsol.
All booked customers received full refunds (cruise and reimbursements for cancelled flights) plus booking discounts on alternative Hurtigruten expedition cruise itineraries.
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