As the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, Cunard is extending the suspension of all voyages an additional month from April 11, up to and including May 15, 2020.
Cunard also states that it will continue to monitor government guidelines and travel restrictions in ports of call around the world, and, as a result, there may be further changes to the timing of when each of the ships returns to service.
“The impact of COVID-19 is affecting personal routines and businesses as well as placing significant travel restrictions around the world,” Simon Palethorpe, president, Cunard said in a statement. “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.”
For all guests impacted by this temporary suspension, the company will provide a 125 percent Future Cruise Credit. This Future Cruise Credit will be applied automatically to their guest account for use on a future Cunard voyage. This can be redeemed against any new booking on any voyage sailing before the end of March 2022, providing the booking is made by the end of December 2021.
“It is too soon to know exactly how this situation will evolve,” says Palethorpe. “But I do know that we, the Cunard team, will commit all our resources, energy and talent to weather this storm and come out stronger than ever for our guests. We have been sailing for 180 years and we look forward to many more. We will get through these tough times together and look forward to welcoming our guests back on board again soon, when the time is right.”
Full details on voyage cancellations and Cunard’s current cancellation policies can be found on cunard.com.
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