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Dear guests and friends of the „Cape Race“,

our small expedition ship, the MS „Cape Race“, is moored in Hamburg and has been brought to a high gloss in the past weeks after two years of conversion with a lot of effort and commitment. She now shines in fresh colour and a really great crew has completed all preparations for departure on 12th May.

Due to the current situation, however, after long discussions and thorough considerations we have decided to suspend all sailing from 12 May to 26 August. The reasons for this are manifold.

Norway continues to close its borders until further notice. Norwegian ports are closed to passenger ships. Flight schedules are heavily affected by this.

The current situation is so unclear that we do not know when normal travel will be allowed and possible again. We only know about the current measures, but we do not know when these restrictions will be lifted.

However, the most important reason is our responsibility to you. As shipowners, operators and crew, who are used to the challenges of the Arctic, the safety of the guests is always our first priority, which we also guarantee with our experience.

However, we cannot yet assess the danger currently posed by COVID-19 well enough to guarantee your health and that of the crew. In this respect, we see our responsibility towards you in the cancellation of all trips until probably August 26, 2020.

Of course it remains our primary goal to complete our trips as quickly and responsibly as possible. The safety of you and the crew is and remains our greatest concern.

We will continue to keep you informed of the situation and our intentions and hope that you will remain healthy and well-balanced. Then we will take you safely and sustainably to the polar sea with the MS „Cape Race“.

Nikolaus Gelpke