Dec. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/
-- Cunard, a part of Carnival
Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the
world's largest cruise company, announced today it has
extended its pause in operations due to the ongoing travel
constraints in place across the world.
Voyages departing on board Queen
Mary 2 up to and including May 28,
2021, and on board Queen
Elizabeth up to and including June 4,
2021, are now cancelled. Departures on Queen Victoria remain unaffected and are
scheduled to resume May 17, 2021.
Guests who have had their voyage cancelled will automatically
receive a 125% Future Cruise Credit, providing an additional 25% on
any monies paid, to redeem against a future voyage.
The 125% Future Cruise Credit can be used on any new booking
made by the end of December 2021 and
on any voyage available at the time of booking. Voyages are
currently available through to early 2023.
Guests preferring a refund should complete the form on
Cunard President Simon Palethorpe
said: "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.
"Guests are able to use their enhanced 125% Future Cruise Credit
to book for later in 2021 or for one of our newly announced 2022
voyages. The tremendous response already to our 2022 voyages, put
on sale just a few weeks ago, clearly demonstrates our guests are
eagerly anticipating travelling again with us. We're equally
looking forward to the time when we can welcome back our
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Cunard is a luxury British cruise line, renowned for creating
unforgettable experiences around the world. Cunard has been a
leading operator of passenger ships on the North Atlantic, since
1840, celebrating an incredible 180 years of operation. A pioneer
in transatlantic journeys for generations, Cunard is world class.
The Cunard experience is built on fine dining, hand-selected
entertainment and outstanding service. From five-star restaurants
and in-suite dining to inspiring guest speakers, the library and
film screenings, every detail has been meticulously crafted to make
the experience unforgettable. There are currently three Cunard
ships, Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria with destinations including
Europe, the Caribbean, the Far East and Australia. In 2017, Cunard announced plans to
add a fourth ship to its fleet to be launched in 2022. This
investment is part of the company's ambitious plans for the future
of Cunard globally and will be the first time since 1998 that
Cunard will have four ships in simultaneous service. Cunard is
based at Carnival House in Southampton and has been owned since 1998 by
Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL;