Tom’s Got Cruise Control!
September 1, 2020
According to reports from Norway Today, the production company filming Mission Impossible 7, starring Hollywood superstar; Tom Cruise has hired TWO Hurtigruten Cruise Ships. Cruise is in the middle of filming Mission Impossible 7 but the movie has been plagued by delays due to Covid-19.
Hurtigruten can confirm that they have rented out two of their ships, MS Vesterålen and MS Fridtjof Nansen, beginning at the end of August until the end of September to the company Truenorth. The company is at the moment working on the seventh “Mission Impossible” movie with Hollywood star Tom Cruise.
What the ships will be used for on the other hand, Per Henry Borch of Truenorth, is unwilling to comment on.
“That I cannot tell you”, is all he will say.
MS Fridtjof Nansen is docked at Hellesylt and will function as a hotel-ship during filming. This has been confirmed by the Counsilor of Stranda municipality.
Hurtigruten is best known for it’s Norwegian Coastal itineraries having sailed the stunning coastline for over 125 years. The most popular and well known route is along Norway’s western and northern coast between Bergen and Kirkenes. Hurtigruten operate the most extensive itineraries in Norway visiting much lesser known ports and reaching much further North than any other cruise line. But as world leader in exploration travel, they also offer expedition cruises in Antarctica, Greenland, Iceland, Svalbard, Alaska, Northwest Passage and more.
During filming, there will be a film crew of about 200 international and 200 Norwegian workers according to documents seen by the local newspaper Åndalsnes avis. The American company will need to practice strict infection control measures.
Mission Impossible 7 has been granted nearly 50 million NOK by the Norwegian film institute. The film team has already recorded several scenes at Åndalsnes station.