Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) has announced it will further suspend its cruise operations worldwide from 25 May up to 30 June.
All affected passengers will be offered a future cruise credit (FCC) of 125% of the total amount paid, with the FCC valid until 31 March 2021.
FCCs can be redeemed against CMV deals, and can be used alongside the line’s buy one get one free offer on all 2021 sailings, which has been extended until 31 May.
Chief executive 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 30 June 2020 when we very much hope to be able to resume service.
"We are extremely proud to see nearly 80% of our passengers affected by the cancellation of their cruise have rebooked onto future 2020 and 2021 cruises.
"This is a great sign, and we know passengers are looking forward to travelling with us in the near future.”
CMV has also extended its flexi-cancellation transfer policy for sailings departing up to 31 August 2020. This allows passengers with existing bookings the chance to transfer, without charge, seven days prior to their sailing date to any 2020, 2021 or 2022 sailing and receive a 125% FCC based on monies paid.
This also applies to new bookings based on a 100% FCC on monies paid. FCCs with transfers to new sailings are valid to 31 March 2021.
All CMV passengers on voyages curtailed during the pandemic have now been repatriated.
The line continues, at present, to employ shipboard officers and crew members throughout the suspension period, who it said were ready to resume operations when possible.