The The traditional shipping company Cunard, a brand of the Carnival Group, is once again forced to extend the operating break of the three-ship fleet into November 2020 as a result of the corona pandemic.
The company said it had decided to extend the cruise interruption on all three ships again as a precautionary measure. Traveller Queen Mary 2 and the Queen Victoria will be suspended up to and including November 1, 2020. The Queen Elizabethh it hits even harder: the shipping company cancels all departures up to and including November 23, 2020.
Simon Palethorpe, President of Cunard, commented on the compulsory break as follows: “Due to the many different restrictions in the countries, the possibility of being able to move freely and across borders seems far away. This fact has a particularly big impact on Cunard, as we welcome so many international guests and travel with our ships all over the world ”.
Queen Mary 2 in Brooklyn NY
In cooperation with the American and British authorities, the World Association of the Cruise Industry (CLIA) and knowledgeable experts, the shipping company endeavors to examine every aspect of the offer. Cunard will restart ship operations when a comprehensive restart protocol is drawn up and approved and accredited.
As with the previous extensions of the business break, guests who are affected by cancellations will automatically receive a credit for a future cruise (Future Cruise Credit) of 125% of the payment amount for their original trip. This Future Cruise Credit can be applied to every new booking of a trip that is on sale at the time of booking. The booking must be made by the end of December 2021.