Viking has announced it will be extending its cruising suspension until the end of June.

The line initially planned the hiatus until 30 April.

Viking’s chairman Torstein Hagen wrote to affected customers, extending the offer of a 125 per cent future cruise voucher for the newly impacted voyages.

Guests will have 24 months to use the voucher for any river, ocean or expedition cruise.

But passengers are also entitled to receive a refund of the original amount.

Viking’s 125 per cent future cruise voucher will also be fully transferable.