Cunard, a UK-based Luxury Cruise Line, has announced on Thursday April 23, 2020 that the company has decided to pause the expedition trips due to the continued impact of Covid-19 pandemic in the world.
According to the details released by the PR News Wire News Agency, the UK-based Luxury Cruise Line Cunard is cancelling all sailings for its ships, including Queen Victoria and Queen Mary 2, till July 31, 2020 until further notification. As far as the Cruise Lines’ ship Queen Elizabeth is concerned; the company has decided to cancel all expedition trips and all departures until September 8, 2020.
Boss of Cunard, Simon Palethorpe said, “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.”
“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 when the time is right.” Simon further added.
Cunard has given an option to its existing and new clients, who have booked seats on cancelled Voyages, to get a full refund or they can also avail the 125% Future Cruise Credit. The Future Cruise Credit is effective till March 20222 given the condition that booking must be finalized by December 31, 2021.
Furthermore, all the guests can also use their Future Cruise Credit to bring their family and friends with them on the voyage or they can also upgrade an existing booking.