Tui’s Marella Cruises is to retire Marella Dream from its fleet after sailing the ship for a decade.
The cruise line said all Dream sailings from 26 October 2021 onwards have been cancelled with affected customers being notified about their options of rebooking or claiming a refund.
Passengers booked onboard Dream for summer 2021 itineraries will have their bookings automatically moved to Marella Discovery, which will sail Dream’s planned Mediterranean voyages next summer from Palma.
Discovery had originally been scheduled to operate from Port Canaveral in Florida next year but all US sailings in summer 2021 have now been cancelled.
Chris Hackney, managing director of Marella Cruises, said: “With the ongoing travel restrictions for UK cruise lines still in place, we’ve taken the difficult decision to reshape our cruise programme for the upcoming seasons.
“That means an early retirement for Marella Dream after 10 years of service and the redeployment of Marella Discovery from the US to Europe.
“We appreciate the continued uncertainty surrounding travel and, to give our customers added peace of mind, we’re offering increased flexibility to amend their cruises to any Tui holiday on sale for free.”