Cruise News Cruise Line Suspends Sailings Until Spring 2021

Cruise Line Suspends Sailings Until Spring 2021

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Celestyal Cruises Cancels Sailings Into 2021

Cyprus-based Celestyal Cruises has announced that cruises will be cancelled until Spring 2021. The cruise line was hoping to resume cruises this summer but due to a number of factors, this is not possible.

Celestyal stated today “As the core of our season runs from Spring through the Autumn, we were optimistic that we would be able to resume our cruise operations later this summer. However, given the prevailing uncertainty regarding travel restrictions through the balance of our operating season from our largest international source markets coupled with the continuing discussions at the European Union level regarding the enhanced health protocols that will apply to EU cruise operations, we made the difficult but prudent decision to postpone resuming cruise operations until the scheduled start of our normal spring season next year.”

The pause in operations impacts Celestyal Olympia and Celestyal Crystal which mainly operated out of Greece and sail Mediterranean itineraries. Cruises will now resume from March 6, 2021, which is when the main season for the operator commences through Autumn.

The focus will shift to the cruise seasons in 2021 and 2022 and providing peace of mind for when cruises will finally restart. It also allows the cruise line to implement new health measures to keep guests and crew safe.

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Guests impacted by the cancellations will be offered a Future Cruise Credit (FCC) valued at 120 percent of the original booking price. The credit will need to be used before the end of December 2021 on sailings through December 2022. Guests can also request a full refund if they no longer wish to book a cruise with the cruise line.

Cruise Hive previously reported the cruise line would be returning to service on July 31, 2020. You can read more about it right here.

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