Hurtigruten said it is providing cash assistance to scores
of cruise guests who lost their luggage when a baggage truck was stolen on the
way to the international airport in Santiago, Chile.
The truck was later recovered but more than 200 bags were gone, according to a Hurtigruten statement.
The cruise line said it is working with local law
enforcement on the investigation and "shares in the frustration of this
The passengers were preparing to sail to Antarctica from
Punta Arenas. Hurtigruten said it is offering guests reimbursement of up to
$2,000 to spend on new clothing and gear needed for the voyage.
Hurtigruten said it will also be offering free laundry
service for the duration of the voyage as well as assistance contacting
insurance services and other logistical matters.