Sunday,  May 31, 2020  12:36 pm

Cunard suspends sailings through May 15


Cunard suspends sailings through May 15
Photo credit: John Cannon/Cunard

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Cunard has made the decision to take the preventative measure of extending the suspension of all voyages an additional month from April 11 up to and including May 15, 2020.

Cunard will continue to monitor government guidelines and travel restrictions in ports of call around the world, and this may mean there are 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," said Simon Palethorpe, president of Cunard. "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."

"It is too soon to know exactly how this situation will evolve," he added. "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."

For all guests impacted by this temporary suspension, Cunard will provide a 125 per cent Future Cruise Credit, which 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.

Full details on voyage cancellations and Cunard's current cancellation policies can be found on Cunard.com.


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