Cunard Cruises extends pause in operations
Cunard, a part of Carnival Corporation, reported that it has extended its pause in operations due to the ongoing travel constraints in place across the world.
Voyages leaving on board Queen Mary 2 until May 28, 2021 inclusive, and on board Queen Elizabeth until June 4, 2021 encompassing, are now cancelled. The Queen Victoria departures remain unchanged and are expected to start on May 17, 2021.
Guests who have had their trip canceled will immediately receive a 125 percent Future Cruise Credit to redeem against a future voyage, providing an extra 25 percent on any money spent.
"Our extension to the pause in operations is the result of the ongoing restrictions on cruising in the UK and around the world, and recognizes the significant lead times to return to service once those restrictions are lifted. We are extremely sorry for the disappointment we know this will cause. We know how much careful consideration goes into planning a holiday and apologize that our guests now have to wait a little longer to travel once again with Cunard," said Cunard President Simon Palethorpe.
The Future Cruise Credit of 125 percent can be used on any new booking made by the end of December 2021 and on any trip available at the time of booking. Voyages are currently valid until the beginning of 2023.
Maritime Business World