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CMV announces further suspension of cruise operations

On 7 May 2020 CMV announced further suspension of cruise operations until 30 June 2020.

Due to the continued global pandemic outbreak of the Covid-19 coronavirus, Government advisories still in force and the lockdown of many countries and ports around the world, Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) took the decision to further extend the suspension of all their worldwide cruises from 25 May to 30 June 2020.

There were no reported cases of Covid-19 coronavirus on any of CMV’s small to medium sized ships. The top and overriding priority has been the health and safety of passengers and crew and they have been safely repatriated onboard our vessels all returning to their home ports in the UK and Germany.

CMV continue at present to employ shipboard officers and crew members throughout this suspension period and they are looking forward to welcoming back on board all their passengers just as soon as this pandemic is over.

All affected passengers are being offered a future cruise credit of 125 per cent of the amount paid for the cruising holiday valid until 31 March 2021 and redeemable against the best deal of the day including our great value Buy One Get One Free Offer applicable on all 2021 sailings. The Buy One Get One Free offer has been extended to 31 May 2020.

CEO, Christian Verhounig said, “Due to the continued global pandemic, we are still unable to perform our scheduled itineraries and to deliver the travel experience normally enjoyed by our valued passengers.

“We have therefore taken the decision to temporarily further suspend all cruises until 30th June 2020, when we very much hope to be able to resume service.

“We are extremely proud to see that nearly 80 per cent of our passengers affected by the cancellation of their cruise have re-booked onto future 2020 and 2021 cruises. This is a great sign and we know that passengers are looking forward to travelling with us in the near future.”

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