Viking, Seabourn and Cunard have been the latest lines to extend the suspension of their sailings.

Viking has confirmed it would be not resuming sailings until the end of June – two months past its previous planned date.

Luxury line, Seabourn has said it will extend the suspension period through to 14 May. Guests will receive a 125 per cent refund of the fare paid in the form of a future cruise credit, which can be applied toward any sailing through 31 December, 2021.

Guests can also opt for a full refund.

Cunard will be also suspending sailings for an additional month up until 15 May.

Simon Palethorpe, President of Cunard said, “The impact of COVID-19 is affecting personal routines and businesses as well as placing significant travel restrictions around the world. Everyone in the Cunard team is aware of the need to support the management and containment of COVID-19 globally. This includes protecting the health and safety of our guests and crew. It is therefore right we extend the pause in operations.”

He added: “It is too soon to know exactly how this situation will evolve. But I do know that we, the Cunard team, will commit all our resources, energy and talent to weather this storm and come out stronger than ever for our guests.  We have been sailing for 180 years and we look forward to many more. We will get through these tough times together and look forward to welcoming our guests back on board again soon, when the time is right.”

Cunard guests who were due to sail between April 11 and May 15 will automatically receive a 125% Future Cruise Credit. This can be redeemed against any new booking, on any voyage sailing before the end of March 2022, providing the booking is made by the end of December 2021.