The line said the decision had been taken due to the ongoing travel disruption and temporary port closures within the region in which the cruise line operates. Celestyal focuses on trips to the Greek Islands and the Mediterranean.
Costa Cruises, Aida Cruises and Marella Cruises have all delayed the return of sailings in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak.
As the hospitality industry seeks to rebuild trust among travellers, a cruise ship can be “safer than anywhere else in the world” Frank Del Rio, president and chief executive of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, has argued.
River cruise operator Scylla has announced the sailing of 34 ships on Europe’s waterways with immediate effect. The move makes the company one of the first to resume operations as the Covid-19 outbreak recedes and destinations reopen to tourism.
Portsmouth International has become the first UK port to install a thermal temperature scanner, which will be available for cruise operators to screen their passengers.
Royal Caribbean Cruises Limited has reported a net loss of $1.4 billion, or $6.91 per share, for the first quarter of the financial year. The second largest cruise company in the world saw revenue fall 17 per cent to $2.03 billion over the period.
Virgin Voyages has announced it is pushing back its launch until October 16th. Passengers booked on affected voyages aboard Scarlet Lady have the option to request a 100 per cent refund.
Walt Disney Company chief executive, Bob Chapek, has announced a shakeup of the senior leadership of its leisure operations. In the key move, Josh D’Amaro has been named chairman, Disney Parks, Experiences & Products.
Silversea is preparing to take delivery of Silver Origin from Dutch shipyard De Hoop – but has been forced to suspend all sailings until late July in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak.
Kevin Rabbitt is expected to take up the role in July, while founder, chairman and current chief executive, Terry MacRae, will continue as executive chairman.
Carnival Corporation has announced a series of layoffs, furloughs, reduced work weeks and salary reductions as the company seeks to boost liquidity during the coronavirus pandemic.
Norwegian Cruise Line has reported a net loss of $1.9 billion for the first three months of financial 2020, down from a profit of $118 million for the same period last year.