Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has confirmed that it will be extending its pause in sailings beyond 23 May 2020 in the wake of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Peter Deer, managing director at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines said: “We are keeping a very close eye on the latest guidance from the relevant authorities, including the UK government and Public Health England, as well as overseas policies. We will not resume cruising until we know that it is safe. The safety of our guests and crew is always our utmost priority, and this is especially true now. All guests on affected cruises will be notified with at least 30 days’ notice before their cruise was due to depart.”
Deer had earlier announced that all Fred. Olsen ocean sailings would be paused until 23 May this year. The cruise line will be assessing all upcoming cruises from 23 May in date order. The first five sailings aboard its European river cruise ship, Brabant, have also been cancelled.