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Norway strikes spread across the country

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.

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Reply jennifer hill
10:07 AM on June 11, 2012 
Please can you tell me the first day of the port strikes

Reply RCI fans
12:28 PM on June 11, 2012 
jennifer hill says...
Please can you tell me the first day of the port strikes


The first day of the port strikes was the 25th May.
Reply jk
11:06 AM on August 2, 2012 
jennifer hill says...
The union gave notice that they would strike on the 21st May, Oslo closed 24th May.
Please can you tell me the first day of the port strikes