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Viking Cruises will suspend departures until April 30, “says corona virus has to travel extremely complicated’

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Viking Cruises has suspended all sailings until the end of April, as a response to the persistent corona virus a pandemic, the customers have to tell you that he hopes for “a better place to live in the experience of our guests have come to expect and deserve,” come on the 1st of May.

“I am sure that you will recognize that the COVID of 19 and has made travel extremely complicated,” Viking Chairman Torstein Hagen said in an open letter posted on the cruise line’s web site, adding that the decision to cancel all trips up to and including April 30, was a passenger on a river cruise in South east Asia that have been exposed to the COVID-19 in-transit to an international destination.” The woman, who was said to be showing symptoms, was in quarantine. The remaining 28 passengers will be quarantined, Hagen said.

PRINCESS CRUISES SUSPEND ALL SAILINGS, FOR A 60-DAY

“As a private company with a strong financial position, we don’t have to worry about the quarterly earnings expectations, and the flexibility it offers us the opportunity to do what is best for our customers and our employees, as we have always done,” Hagen wrote. “That’s why we’ve made the difficult decision to temporarily suspend the operations of our river and the ocean in ships to come on the 12th of March up to April 30, 2020 and at any time, we believe, the Vikings will be in a better position to provide the experience our guests have come to expect and deserve.

“This is a decision that we have made, and with a heavy heart, but with the current circumstances, whatever they are, they will not be able to deliver the high quality of the Viking experience that we are known for.”

“We have made the difficult decision to temporarily suspend the operations of our river and the ocean in ships to come on the 12th of March up to April 30, 2020 and at any time, we believe, the Vikings will be in a better position to provide the experience our guests have come to expect and deserve,” said Viking’s Chairman, Torstein Hagen, in an open letter.
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Passengers who plan to operate between March 12 and April 30, will be eligible for a refund, or, if they prefer, receive a voucher for a future cruise, etc.w.d. 125% of the original fee, for use within the next 24 months.

“We stand by our customers, employees and partners during this difficult time and hope that they, in their turn, will stand up for us,” the letter concluded.

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In addition to Viking, Princess Cruises, announced the suspension of all of the cruises for a period of 60 days after the corona virus outbreak in at least two of its ships, the Diamond Princess and the Grand Princess.

The players will have an impact on the trips departing from March 12 to May 10, The Princess, the Cruise Line said in a press release.

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Previously, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had recommended that cruise passengers to postpone travel when sick and self-isolating as the feeling of being sick while on the boat. For those of you who are still on the ships, it is advisable to wash your hands with soap and water, be consistent, avoid contact with the eyes, nose, or mouth, and limiting contact with those who believed to be sick.

Fox News’ Alexandra Deabler, contributed to this report.

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