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11 July 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 13:07 GMT+2

June 9, 2020

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Cunard extends the suspension period of the cruises until at the end of November

Palethorpe: We also need to better understand the implications that the Covid-19 will have on board our ships

The Cunard cruise company of the American Group Carnival Corporation has announced a further extension of the period inactivity of its fleet due to limitations imposed by the coronavirus pandemic. In particular, the company announced today that all departures of their Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria ships that would until next November 1st, and all Queen Elizabeth departures scheduled until the next November 23rd.

"With many limitations of various types in place in various countries - explained Cunard's chairman, Simon Palethorpe - the people's ability to move freely and in security across borders continues to be in a certain distant measure. For Cunard, who prides his pride on having a mix absolutely international guests and sailing around the world, this has a very significant impact."

"Also," Palethorpe added, "we need to understand better the implications that the Covid-19 will have on board the our ships. So we're working, at the highest level possible, with government institutions, including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention e la Public Health England, as well as the CLIA, the global industry, and other medical professionals to re-examine every aspect of a holiday with us. If we are always been proud to have the highest levels as health and safety, we are working on improving protocols relating to all aspects of life on board ships and activities on the ground. We'll be back in service -- he specified Palethorpe -- are when we have a restart protocol authorization and accreditation of the most reliable and informed."

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