Waterproof Cruises

COVID-19 travel information

Detailed information about the impact of Coronavirus on expedition cruises.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Company Update - 15 July

Dear Traveler,

The worldwide COVID-19 situation is changing constantly, some countries are opening up for tourism again while others may remain closed for months. We will continue to closely monitor and update you here with any new information regarding the impact on cruises and expeditions. We will personally inform you if your trip has been effected.
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.

The Covid-19 protection measures change per destination and per trip. We will have a good idea whether a trip is cancelled or not approximately 30 days prior to departure at the latest.
If you have booked an expedition or cruise with us, we will contact you from the moment we have more information. In case your trip gets cancelled, you will have the opportunity to rebook and travel at a later time.
Our expedition cruises in Northern Norway are still several months away and we are positive that by the end of this year there will have been developments that could allow worldwide travel 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.
If you made a booking for our Norway Winter programme we will personally contact you with an update about your trip.
If you need to re-schedule your reservation with us, please contact us for further details and options.
In case we need to cancel the operations of our 2020 Winter Whales of Norway season due to the on-going COVID-19 measures, all existing and new bookings for 2020 season will be free to rebook their trip to 2021 season at no extra costs. We will personally inform all guests about the options to cancel or change their booking.
The safety and well-being of our guests and crew continues to be our top priority. We are in close contact with the ship operators and we receive up to date details on the specific measures that will be taken to ensure your health and safety on board. This might include changes to the embarkation and disembarkation process, number of passengers on board, additional health checks, special cleaning of cabins and public areas, medical care on board and options for evacuation.
To ensure your health and safety during our snorkeling activities in Norway, we have introduced a number of new procedures for the upcoming winter season.

Snorkeling masks and tubes

We strongly advise you to bring your own snorkeling set (mask and tube) with you for use during the voyage.
You can also use one of our snorkeling sets. However, you will be obligated to purchase a reusable mouth-piece for your personal use. This way we can ensure the snorkels are safe to use.

Cleaning of snorkeling gear

All guests keep the same dry-suit and snorkeling equipment during their entire stay on board and store these in their cabin. Together with our partners we have set up special cleaning procedures. After each voyage, all our snorkeling gear and dry-suits will be thoroughly disinfected.
The main prerequisites for restarting any cruises or expeditions are the withdrawal of travel limitations and entry requirements by the destinations, and reliable flight operations by airlines.
Winter Whales of Norway Expeditions:

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 due to the on-going Corona virus measures.

Other expeditions & cruises:

In response to the outbreak, several expedition cruise operators have introduced risk-free (re)booking and cancellation policies. 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.
Yes! You can still make new bookings. In response to the outbreak, most expedition cruise operators have introduced risk-free (re)booking and cancellation policies for new bookings.
This often means lower deposits, delayed final payments and the opportunity to change your booking up to just days before departure, without costs.
Contact us for up to date information and details for the destination and voyage you have in mind.