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.
Last November, Columbia Threadneedle European Sustainable Infrastructure Fund and Brittany Ferries reached an agreement with Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets for the acquisition of 100 per cent of Condor Ferries.
The government of the Bahamas has sold the Grand Lucayan to a partnership between Royal Caribbean International and Bahamas Port Investments. Authorities hope to reinvest $250 million in the hotel and the redevelopment of the cruise port.
The Queen Elizabeth 2 is now offering a heritage tour that will take guests on a journey through the bridge – the command room used by the captain to control the ship during its days of service.
Celebrations were held earlier in Savona for the naming ceremony of Costa Smeralda, Costa Cruises’ new flagship. The ship’s godmother and star of the event was international celebrity Penélope Cruz, who performed the ribbon-cutting duties with the traditional breaking of the bottle against the bow of the ship.
Amadeus River Cruises has assigned Dutch ship-yard DeHoop with the building of a new cruise ship for delivery in 2021.
DFDS’ Dunkerque Seaways will be the first of the three ships on the Dover to Dunkirk route to reveal a number of new looks as part of a £3.9 million investment.