Fred Olsen Cruise Lines has suspended its ocean sailings until 23 May.
The line said it had made the decision “in light of the recent announcement from the UK government”, which advised over-70s with underlying health issues not to take cruise holidays.
“Along with many other cruise and travel companies, we are facing challenging and unprecedented times in our industry as a result of the ongoing global Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak,” Fred Olsen said in a statement.
“As more ports across the world close to cruise ships, it is becoming more challenging for us to offer our guests the holiday experience that we promised them.”
A full refund or a future cruise voucher costing up to 125% of the original fare is being offered.
Fred’s river ship Brabant is not affected by the pause in operations and its season will commence as planned on 6 April.