Cunard adds another month to cruising suspension.
Cunard has just announced it is extending the suspension of all of its cruises across the globe through until 15 May 2020.
The line’s President, Simon Palethorpe, cited the global impact of coronavirus, saying “everyone in the Cunard team is aware of the need to support the management and containment of COVID-19 globally.
“This includes protecting the health and safety of our guests and crew…it is therefore right we extend the pause in operations,” he said.
Cunard guests who were due to sail between 11 April and 15 May will automatically receive a 125% future cruise credit, which can be redeemed against any new booking, on any voyage sailing before the end of March 2022 as long as bookings are made by 31 December 2021.
Palethorpe said Cunard would continue to monitor government guidelines and travel restrictions in ports of call around the world, adding “this may mean there are further changes to the timing of when each of the ships returns to service”.
More details in tomorrow’s issue of Cruise Weekly.