/ 15 September 2023

Cruisers get their money’s worth


In a dream/worst nightmare scenario (depending on your love of cruising…), a luxury passenger ship with 206 people on board – including 90 Aussies – is stranded in a remote waterway in Greenland after running aground on Monday. The Australian-operated Ocean Explorer got stuck in the mud as it toured the Alpefjord National Park, located 1,400km northeast of the capital Nuuk. The Danish military is on the job – yesterday, a spokesman said that an attempt to pull the ship free with a large fishing trawler was unsuccessful, and it’s unclear what the other options are to dislodge the vessel… Maybe they need to get in touch with the crew of the Ever Given, but we digress… Reports say the atmosphere on board is “good” despite the circumstances. And while 3 passengers on board have tested positive for COVID, they are “doing well”.

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