P&O Cruises, Cunard Extend Sailing Halt thru Late July

Caribbean News…
23 April 2020 7:46pm
three Cunard ships

P&O Cruises and Cunard are extending a pause in operations up to the end of July as a result of the continued impact of Covid-19.

P&O Cruises president, Paul Ludlow, said: “With the current lockdown in place and government guidelines around the world advising against travel it is necessary to extend the pause in our operations for all sailings up to and including July 31.”

For its ships Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria, Cunard is cancelling all sailings that were due to depart up to and including July 31st.

For Queen Elizabeth, maintaining a shorter summer season in Alaska would not make these voyages viable, so the cruise line has taken the decision to cancel the entire Alaska season and all departures up to and including the September 8th.

“These are extraordinary times and this global outbreak continues to challenge Cunard and the travel industry as a whole. We would love nothing more than to bring our fleet back in to service, and give our guests the holidays they deserve and long for, but with the lockdowns and travel restrictions in place around the world, this is simply not possible at this time,” said Cunard President Simon Palethorpe.

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