Published on Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Antarctica cruise delayed after bags were stolen

An Antarctica sailing was delayed and several passengers cancelled their once in a lifetime cruise onboard Hurtigruten's new Roald Amundsen after a truck transporting their luggage was hijacked in Chile.

About 200 case were stolen and remain missing after the vehicle was found abandoned.

Hurtigruten spokesperson Hanne Taalesen said no passengers were with the truck at the time and the ground handling firm's employees were unharmed.

The cruise company assisted passengers in buying new clothes for the trip, but about 15 chose not to travel.

"Many of the passengers were of course very sad about this. It's incredibly frustrating when you've travelled so far and then this happens," said Taalesen.

The ship has since departed from Punta Arenas in southern Chile.

Story Image

Your Comments

, be the first to post a comment.
Your email:

Email other comments made to this story

NOTE: Comments are subject to admin approval before being posted.
Mole Poll
Has business been non-stop since the relaxation of quarantine ?
Yep 48.75 %
Nope 51.25 %

Thank you for your vote

What is GoodtoGo?

Submit your news
or special offer

Current UK Special Edition

Current US Special Edition

Current Asia/Pacific Special Edition


Intrepid Travel from beginning of Covid, now and going forward, with MD Zina Bencheikh

Qatar Airways talk to TravelMole about onboard requirements, future plans and FIFA World Cup 2022

DT Minich from Experience Kissimmee explains why the destination is in good shape

TravelMole discusses its first ever Wellness Day for the travel industry