One cruise ship, the M/S Sea Orchestra, was reported to be in port in Oslo at the time of the explosion in downtown Oslo that occurred this past Friday which killed several people and caused extensive damage to governmental buildings.
CruiseCritic.com reported that the cruise line provided the following statement to them:
“M/S Sea Cruises reports that the cruise ship has not suffered any damages and that all passengers came back from excursions as planned. All guests are now safe onboard and the cruise will follow its original schedule.”
It was also reported that a Costa cruise ship, the Coast Magica, changed its itinerary and cancelled their scheduled visit to the port in Oslo which was scheduled for Saturday. However, the cruise line will resume calls to Oslo next week.
Our hearts and prayers go out to all the people in Norway who are trying to cope with this tragic event.