Alaska Cruises on Five Ships and Land+Sea Journeys Cancelled for Entire Season
Swedish-owned Stena Line recently announced that it plans to furlough 600 employees and make 150 redundancies across the UK and Ireland. This is a sign of things to come in the days ahead for the cruise industry, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.
Following news that police in Australia have announced plans for a criminal investigation into the disembarking process of a ship that arrived in Sydney
The updated policy enhances planning flexibility by allowing cancellations up to 48 hours prior to sailing for any reason. Guests will receive a full credit for their fare, usable on any future sailing of choice in 2020 or 2021.
Seabourn guests on impacted voyages will receive a 125% refund of the fare paid in the form of a future cruise credit, which can be applied toward any future cruise through December 31, 2021. For guests who do not opt to choose the 125% future cruise credit, a 100% refund of the monies paid to Seabourn will be reimbursed to the original form of payment.
As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, Cunard has made the decision to take the preventative measure of extending the suspension of all voyages an additional month from April 11 up to and including May 15, 2020.
Each day, we awake to a news cycle brimming with critical updates that directly impact the well-being of our business, the experience of our clients, and find ourselves wondering: What could possibly come next? And now, as more closures commence around the world, social distancing practices go into effect, and travel bans are enforced, we find ourselves facing uncharted territory. But its not all bad news. The cancelations or postponements of live events, meetings and conferences and the increasing barriers of face-to-face business have opened up new opportunities for brands to build on their digital strategies.
In proactive response to the unpredictable circumstances evolving from the global spread of COVID-19 and in an abundance of caution, Princess Cruises announced that it will voluntarily pause global operations of its 18 cruise ships for two months (60 days), impacting voyages departing March 12 to May 10.
Chairman Torstein Hagen Announced Decision in Letter to Guests
Guests can cancel a cruise departing through May 31 for any reason.