March 18, 2020 / 4:53 PM / 23 days ago

Norwegian cruise operator Hurtigruten to lay off 2,600

OSLO, March 18 (Reuters) - Norwegian cruise operator Hurtigruten will suspend almost all voyages and temporarily lay off a further 2,600 staff as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, the company said on Wednesday.

Hurtigruten, which operates multi-week cruises as well as transporting passengers and goods between ports in Norway, had earlier laid off 300 people, it said. (Reporting by Terje Solsvik Editing by David Goodman)

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