With much of leisure cruising on the backburner, some cruise ships have been forced to look for alternate ways to make a living. Hurtigruten, for example, has turned to acting.
Two idle Hurtigruten ships,MS VesterålenandMS Fridtjof Nansen,are priming for their 15 minutes of fame in the latestMission Impossiblefilm alongside actor Tom Cruise. Dun dun-dada-dun dun.
MS Fridtjof Nansenis docked at Hellesylt and is functioning as a hotel-ship for 400 film crew, according toNorway Today.
It is not known what the second ship is used for, but UK-based travel agencyBolsover Cruise Clubsays "rumours are swirling" that the ships may appear in theMission Impossible 7movie.
The as-yet untitled movie is being filmed in several European locations, but has faced production stoppages due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. To prevent more filming delays, Tom Cruise reportedly picked up the nearly CA$900,000 bill for renting one of the ships through September, according toThe Independent.
Barring any serious delays,Mission: Impossible 7 is scheduled to be released on 19NOV, 2021.
Anna Kroupina Journalist
Anna is OJ's newest member and she joins the team as a writer/reporter. She co-writes the daily news and covers events. Although she's new to the industry, pursuing a career path in travel/tourism has been a goal since her first family road trip to the Florida Keys sparked a desire to discover the world and this exhilarating, fast-paced industry.