UK-based Marella Cruises has made the decision to extend its pause on operations due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding travel restrictions. The extended suspension impacts European sailings and this follows a number of major cruise lines that have now delayed the resumption of cruises for even longer.
Marella Cruises Cancellations
The cruise line that’s owned by travel giant TUI will no longer be resuming cruises in February 2021. Marella has delayed the restart of European operations until March 31, 2021. The cruise line has also delayed the return of all longer sailings until April 30, 2021.
Here are the details released:
- Explorer sailings from Tenerife and Las Palmas from 3rd February up to and including 31st March
- Explorer 2 sailings from Barbados from 3rd February up to and including 30th April
- Discovery sailings from Málaga on 3rd February and from Montego Bay, Jamaica up to and including 30th April
- Discovery 2 sailings from Paphos from 23rd March up to and including 31st March
Marella is is contacted guests who are impacted by the further cancellations in departure date order. Options are being offered to alter their booking to a future date along with an incentive.
UK Cruising Remains on Hold
At the moment cruise lines in the UK remain on hold. Pretty much all cruise lines are simply pushing back their resumption dates as the pandemic continues to have a huge impact on travel restrictions. A new framework with authorities in the country is being worked on but this will take time to make sure guests and crew can remain safe.
P&O Cruises which is the largest operated in the country has already suspended operations until Spring 2021 along with sister line Cunard, both are owned by the Carnival Corporation.
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