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IOM-bound cruise cancelled after passengers catch coronavirus

Thu, 06 Aug 2020

The MS Roald Amundsen was set to stop off at the Isle of Man next month
The MS Roald Amundsen was set to stop off at the Isle of Man next month

A Norwegian cruise firm has cancelled a trip to the Isle of Man after a number of passengers aboard the vessel contracted coronavirus.

Hurtigruten’s boat, MS Roald Amundsen, was due to stop off in Douglas during a tour of the British Isles, despite non-Manx residents still unable to enter the Island without a special permit.

The cruise had been due to visit the Isle of Man in September but, after 41 people onboard the boat tested positive for Covid-19, the journey will no longer go ahead.

Before the cancellation was confirmed, MS Roald Amundsen was set to become the first expedition cruise ship to depart from a UK port since the country entered coronavirus lockdown in March.

 


 

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