Entrepreneur Richard Branson is set to invest US$250 million into the Virgin Group as the company battles the fallout from the coronavirus outbreak. “This is the most significant crisis the world has experienced in my lifetime,” said Branson.
DFDS will continued to maintain a regular sailing schedule for those undertaking essential travel via its Dover-Calais, Dover-Dunkirk or Newhaven-Dieppe routes.
The cruise company will pause global expedition cruise operations through April 28th and their Norwegian coastal cruises through April 19th.
The last sailings on the route before the temporary suspension will be from Amsterdam on Saturday and from Newcastle on Sunday.
Last week, Princess stated it was pausing its global operations for 60 days in response to the unpredictable circumstances evolving from the global spread of Covid-19.
The launch of TUI River Cruises has been postponed, with all sailings cancelled until May 2nd. The first public voyages were due to depart on March 29th, with itineraries on a number of European waterways.
As a result of the continued impact of Covid-19, Carnival Corporation-owned Cunard and P&O Cruises will be suspending new cruises on its ships until April 11th.
Carnival Cruise Line will “pause” operations immediately across its fleet of ships based in North America. The organisation said it planned to resume sailings on Friday, April 10th.
In light of the current situation with Covid-19, CLIA UK & Ireland has announced the CLIA Conference 2020 has been postponed. The event had been due to take place in Southampton from April 26th-28th.
Following the decision, guests are being offered the opportunity to rebook travel dates to any 2020 or 2021 cruise or receive a future credit eligible to be used during the next 24 months.
Princess Cruises will pause the global operations of its 18 cruise ships for two months from today. In response to the unpredictable circumstances evolving from the global spread of Covid-19, sailings are not expected to resume until May 10th.
The announcement was made in a video by Viking chairman Torstein Hagen. Addressing guests, he said the safety of 10,000 staff and half a million annual passengers was the top priority.