Viking suspends cruises - 5 were due to come to Corfu
NORWAY. The Norwegian company Viking Cruises has decided to suspend cruises until 1 May due to coronavirus. 5 were due to come to Corfu between 28 March and 28 April. The Princess Cruises ship ΄Crown Princess΄, due in Corfu on 22 April, has also been cancelled.
The shipping company Viking Cruises has decided to suspend its cruises globally until 1 May due to coronavirus.
The announcement was made by the shipowner Torstein Hagen (2nd richest person in Norway in 2019, according to Kapital) by video on the company's website.
Included in the suspended cruises are five that were due to come to Corfu between 28 March and 28 April - the 'Viking Sky' once, on 28 March, and the 'Viking Sea' four times - 2, 11, 19 and 28 April.
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Statement from Viking Cruises:
"Viking Cruises is suspending its cruises until 1 May. The shipping company is taking this action until 1 May due to the spread of coronavirus.
- At the present time the operation of a travel company involves a high risk for containment of the virus, thus ruining the experience for our visitors, says President and Owner Torstein Hagen.
- Whoever has booked a cruise before 1 May can either get a full refund or make a new booking for a later date at a discount price."
Princess Cruises has also announced that it is cancelling cruises - all 18 ships in its fleet - for two months until 10 May.
The company's ship Crown Princess was due in Corfu on 22 April.