Cruise & Maritime Voyages which runs the Magellan Cruise Ship has confirmed the temporary suspension of all worldwide cruise operations for embarkations taking place from Friday 13 March 2020 for six weeks until Friday 24 April 2020.
CEO, Christian Verhounig said:
“Due to this fast-evolving global pandemic, we are simply unable to continue performing our scheduled itineraries and to deliver the travel experience expected by our valued passengers.
“We have therefore taken the very difficult decision to temporarily suspend all cruises until Friday 24 April 2020 when we very much hope to be able to resume service.
“These are indeed challenging circumstances but rest assured, they will be overcome with fortitude and the minimum of disruption”.
All affected passengers will be offered a full refund or an attractive future cruise credit of 125% of the value of their cruise.
Many cruise lines have cancelled or altered sailings across the world as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread.
Link to Cruise Orkney website:Cruise Information
List of Cruise ships which were due to visit Orkney 2020
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I hope others follow.