Viking Cruises suspends operations through June 30
Viking Cruises has suspended river and ocean operations through June 30, 2020, according to an announcement from Chairman Torstein Hagen.
"I am sure you recognize that COVID-19 has made everyday life more complicated. On March 11, we were the first cruise line to announce a temporary suspension of operations through April 30, 2020. In the time since that announcement, many of you have expressed concern for our crew, and I want to reassure you that we are taking good care of them. We are using this period of non-operation as a time for additional training and initiatives to ensure we have the safest and healthiest fleet in the industry. As a private company, we do not have to worry about quarterly profit expectations – and that flexibility allows us the ability to do what is best for our guests and our employees," " Hagen said.
Building on this, the company agreed to extend the temporary suspension of operations until June 30th, 2020.
The line provides a Future Cruise Voucher valued at 125 per cent of all Viking monies charged.
Maritime Business World