|Posted by RCI fans on May 31, 2012 at 8:00 AM|
The pilot strikes in Norway which closed Oslo Fjord Port earlier this week has spread to ports along the west coast of the country including Tromsø and Alesund.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has already been forced to alter the itinerary for Balmoral's Norwegian Fjords voyage, which departed Southampton yesterday (30 May).
Brilliance of the Seas, P&O's Adonia, MSC Magnifica and Holland America Line's ms Eurodam and ms Rotterdam are all due to dock in Tromsø or Alesund in the next week.
All the cruise lines have confirmed they are putting contingency plans in place should the strikes continue.
Balmoral's revised itinerary is as follows: Kiel Canal (May 31), Warnemunde (June 1), Copenhagen (June 2), Gothenburg (June 3), at sea (June 4), Zeebrugge (June 5) and Southampton (June 6).
A statement from Royal Caribbean said: "Today, Vision of the Seas is in Bergen, Norway, and Brilliance of the Seas is Flam, Norway. Both ships are expected to depart their ports of call today as scheduled. However, we are currently preparing contingency plans in the event the strike continues and either ship is unable to make their next scheduled port of calls in Norway."
Other ports affected by the strike are; Kristiansand, Stavanger, Bergen, Geiranger and a few others.