Waterproof Cruises

COVID-19 travel information

Detailed information about the impact of Coronavirus on expedition cruises.

The worldwide COVID-19 situation is changing constantly, more and more countries are closing down and banning entry and exit by air and sea. This has already caused several expeditions and cruises to be cancelled or post-poned. We will continue to closely monitor and update you here with any new information regarding the impact on cruises and expeditions. We are working hard to personally inform all our guests that are scheduled to travel in the upcoming period.

The impact of COVID-19 is a concern to everyone in the travel industry, including us and our local partners. We therefore call upon our customers to exercise a sense of solidarity. If you are reconsidering your travel plans, please know that it would be much appreciated if you reschedule to a later date instead of cancelling your entire trip.

Travel to the Arctic May - September 2020

As per the current situation it is uncertain whether all expeditions and cruises in the Arctic will continue as planned. We are in close contact with the ship operators and hope to get more clearity on the upcoming trips in the following weeks. If you have booked an Arctic expedition with us we will contact you from the moment we have more information. In case your trip gets cancelled, you will most likely get the opportunity to rebook and travel at a later time.

Travel to Northern Norway - Winter 2020/2021

Our expedition cruises in Northern Norway are still several months away and we are positive that by the end of this year, we can travel the world again. Currently all departures remain on schedule, the first voyages will start end of October. We are monitoring travel restrictions daily and at this moment we are confident that we will be able to operate these voyages as planned. This means our standard terms and conditions apply, payment terms will remain and deposits of already made bookings are non-refundable.

In case the situation changes and your voyage has to be cancelled, for example due to measures by the Norwegian government, we will personally inform all guests about the options to cancel or change their booking. This solution will initially consist of rebooking the journey to a later date.

Cancelling or changing your Winter Whales of Norway reservation:
If you you want to cancel your Winter Whales of Norway reservation for October or November 2020, your deposit is non refundable.
If you want to change your Winter Whales of Norway reservation and reschedule to October or November 2021, we charge a 250 Euro change fee.

Risk-free booking policy:
All existing and new bookings for our 2020 Winter Whales of Norway season, will be free to rebook their trip to 2021 season at no costs in case we need to cancel the operations in the coming months due to the on-going Corona virus measures.

Making a new booking

In response to the outbreak, several expedition cruise operators have introduced risk-free (re)booking and cancellation policies for the upcoming Arctic and Antarctic seasons. This often means lower deposits, delayed final payments and the opportunity to change your booking up to just days before departure, without charge.
Contact us for up to date information and details for the voyage you have in mind.