The line is extending its pause of operations for all departures until April 30th. This includes trips to Alaska, Mexico, the Pacific Coast, Caribbean and Mediterranean.
Princess Cruises has become the latest line to delay its return to operation. The Carnival-owned brand will now not be welcoming guests until at least May 14th this year.
The decision comes as the cruise line and the wider industry continue to work with government and public health authorities on the appropriate time to restart sailing.
The campaign will promote the diverse range of initiatives being rolled out across the industry and by individual cruise lines, as the sector takes its next steps towards a return to service.
After nearly eight years in the Baltic, Cotentin has made a return to the Brittany Ferries fleet. The ship will carry freight from Poole in Dorset to Cherbourg in Normandy.
MSC Cruises has confirmed an extension to the pause in operations of MSC Magnifica until Valentine’s Day, February 14th. This is nearly a month later than the planned return date of January 15th.
When Mardi Gras begins guest operations in April, the 180,000-gross-ton vessel will be the most innovative ship in North America as it will be the first ship to be powered by liquefied natural gas.
The vessel, which launched in October 2019, will be the newest and largest ship the line has ever homeported in the UK when it arrives next summer.
Royal Caribbean International has announced Empress and Majesty of the Seas will depart its fleet later this month. Both vessels are headed to Asia to begin work for a new owner.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has also announced revised ‘back in service’ dates for its four-strong ocean fleet, as the company prepares for cruising in 2021.
Passengers in the UK will be offered the chance to step onboard a new-look Anthem of the Seas from next spring, with the ship will sail from Southampton.
The move means Cunard will have been out of the water for well over a year by the time its ships return to operation, following the suspension of sailings in March.