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Travel Information and Route Offer

The authorities' measures to deal with the corona virus COVID-19 affect our route offer. See information about our routes and rules for entry. We regularly follow the advice from the Norwegian authorities, as well as from the authorities in Germany, Denmark and Sweden.
 

Information

Mini-cruise Kiel - Oslo - Kiel

The Norwegian authorities have lifted the corona-related entry restrictions.

Entry to GErmany


The obligation to provide proof of the absence of an infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus (proof of vaccination, test, recovery) does NOT apply to a mini-cruise Oslo with a stay of less than 24 hours in Norway (that means without a hotel stay).
 

What do I have to show at check-in in Kiel?

- Passport / valid national ID card with travel rights

- Booking number

Keep up to date about regulations:

Please remember that it is your responsibility to know and comply with current entry requirements. Travel advice can change at short notice:

Entry requirements for Germany

Entry requirements for Norway

Information

TRAVELERS THAT STAY IN NORWAY - WITH OR WITHOUT A CAR

The Norwegian authorities have lifted the corona-related entry restrictions. However, restrictions still apply when entering Germany from Norway.

From Kiel to Oslo:

ENTRY TO NORWAY:

There are no restrictions.

WHAT DO I HAVE TO SHOW AT CHECK-IN IN KIEL?

- a valid passport or ID.

- booking number

Also remember to arrive well in advance of your departure.

KEEP UP TO DATE ABUOUT ALL REGULATIONS

We reserve the right to make changes. Please note that changes may be made at short notice. Please remember that it is your responsibility to know and fulfill the current entry requirements:

Entry requirements for Norway

From Oslo to Kiel:

ENTRY TO GERMANY

All travelers who have been abroad for more than 24 hours and/or will stay in Germany for more than 24 hours are required to have proof of the absence of an infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus (proof of vaccination, test, recovery) upon arrival. Current information can be found here.

 

Children under the age of 12 are exempt. Please also note: there is no possibility to test yourself on departure at the terminal.

What do I have to show at check-in in Oslo

- Booking number

- Passport / valid national ID card with travel rights

- Vaccination, recovery or test evidence (antigen test max. 48h, PCR max. 72h old upon entry)

Keep up to date about all regulations

Please remember that it is your responsibility to know and comply with current entry requirements. Travel advice can change at short notice:

Entry requirements for Germany

Information

Hirtshals-Kristiansand / Hirtshals-Larvik

The Norwegian authorities have lifted the corona-related entry restrictions.

From Hirtshals to Kristiansand/Larvik

WHAT DO I HAVE TO SHOW AT THE CHECK-IN IN HIRTSHALS?

- a valid passport or ID.

- booking number

Also remember to arrive well in advance of your departure (at least one hour).

Keep up to date about all regulations

We reserve the right to make changes. Please note that changes may be made at short notice. Please remember that it is your responsibility to know and fulfill the current entry requirements:

Entry requirements for Norway

From Kristiansand/Larvik to Hirtshals

Which documents do I need at Check-In in Kristiansand/Larvik?

Please have the following documents ready before you arrive at the check-in:

- Passport / valid national ID card with travel rights

- booking number

Remember to be at the port well in advance of departure, at least 1 hour in advance.

Keeo up to date about all regulations

We reserve the right to make changes. Please note that changes may be made at short notice. Please remember that it is your responsibility to know and fulfill the current entry requirements:

Entry requirements for Denmark

Entry to Germany

All travelers who have been abroad for more than 24 hours and will stay in Germany for more than 24 hours are required to have proof of the absence of an infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus (proof of vaccination, test, recovery) upon arrival. Current information can be found here.

 

Children under the age of 12 are exempt. Please also note: there is no possibility to test yourself on departure at the terminal.

KEEP UP TO DATE ABOUT ALL REGULATIONS

Please remember that it is your responsibility to know and fulfill the current entry requirements.

Travel advice can change at short notice, stay up to date here.

Information

Strømstad-Sandefjord

The Norwegian authorities have lifted the corona-related entry restrictions. However, restrictions still apply when returning to Germany.

 

From Strømstad to Sandefjord

Timetable

Please find the updated timetable here.

ENTRY TO NORWAY

There are no restrictions.

Stay up to date about all regulations

Please remember that it is your responsibility to know and fulfill the current entry requirements.

Travel advice can change at short notice, stay up to date here.

From Sandefjord to Strømstad

Timetable

Please find the updated timetable here.

Requirements for the entry from Norway into Sweden:

There are no restrictions.

Stay up do date about all regulations

Please remember that it is your responsibility to know and fulfill the current entry requirements.

Travel advice can change at short notice, stay up to date here.

Frequently asked questions

Routines on board

NEW: From now on free rebooking is possible up to 24 hours before departure in the economy tariff!

Kiel-Oslo-Kiel

Do i have to wear a face mask?

Since we follow the legal guidelines of the respective country, you are not obliged to wear medical mouth and nose protection neither in our terminals, nor onboard our ships.

Do I need my passport?

Yes, you need a valid ID or passport.

How long is the ship moored in Oslo?

Arrival in Oslo: 10:00

Departure from Oslo: 14:00

When does boarding start?

Boarding fo 5-star-cabins starts at 11:00. Boarding for all other guests starts at 13:15. Please pay attention to the announcements in the terminal and the info screens.

Are restaurants and shops open?

Yes, you find an overview here:

Restaurants and bars
Activities

Are there activities for children?

Yes, Adventure Planet, Teens Plaza, Kids' Corner and Aqualand are open.

Can I make a reservation for the buffet?

Yes, you can. Read more about the buffet here.

Do I have to book a ticket for the show?

Yes, it is neccessary to make a reservation to see the show. Find out more about the show here.

Hirtshals-Larvik/Kristiansand

do i have to wear a face mask?

No, face masks are not longer obligatory onboard our ships, in Denmark and in Norway.

Are the shops onboard open?

Yes, find out more about taxfree shopping onboard:

Shopping SuperSpeed 1
Shopping SuperSpeed 2

Are the restaurants onboard open?

Yes, more information about our restaurants onboard:

Eating & Drinking SuperSpeed 1
Eating & Drinking SuperSpeed 2

What do we do?

Measures for disease control and prevention on board our ships and in our terminals

Color Line follows at all times the infection control and prevention measures prescribed by the health authorities and governments of each country. Our goal is for you to have a great and safe journey with us. For example, our ships operate with reduced capacity. Here are some of the key actions.
 

Frequent cleaning and disinfection of frequently touched surfaces such as door handles, handrails and elevator buttons.

Increased number of disinfection stations. We encourage all our guests to use these, or even better - wash your hands.

All of our employees have undergone infection control courses.

Information containing travel advice and pre-emptive measures.

All Color Line ships have an air condition system which constantly supply fresh air - the air is not recycled.

What should you do?

Thank you for being considerate

We encourage all guests to be considerate of one another and to maintain the good habits learned during the pandemic. Keep a reasonable distance from other passengers, practice good hand hygiene and cough into the crook of your arm.

Wash your hands regularly - or use hand sanitizer

Avoid coughing or sneezing on others - use your elbow or tissue

Use a payment card - avoid using cash if possible

Unfortunately, as part of infection prevention measures, you and your fellow travelers cannot travel on our ships if you show symptoms of a COVID-19 infection on the day of departure or you have been placed under home quarantine, isolation or other restrictions related to COVID-19 that are still in effect at the time of departure.

Be at the terminal when stated and follow instructions that are given.