Cunard Line Changes Itineraries Due to the Coronavirus

   February 10, 2020 ,   Accidents

Cunard Line announced that the World Cruise 2020 of RMS Queen Mary 2 is to be drastically changed because of the coronavirus situation.

The Queen Mary 2 liner had already cancelled the call in Hong Kong but out of fear of the uncertainty of port closures in a variety of Southeast Asia countries, Cunard Line's flagship will also cancel the call in Phuket, Penang, Port Klang, Singapore, Phu My, Nha Trang, and Bintan. Voyage's last call port was Colombo Sri Lanka, with the next on the list - Australia.

A statement by Cunard says that Queen Mary 2 is now sailing directly to Fremantle-Perth, arriving on February 18. The liner will set sail from Fremantle on an Australian itinerary. 

Those due to join QM2 in Singapore on February 12-13 or 18-19 have the option to join in Fremantle on February 18-19. Should they be on a shorter cruise from Singapore on February 12-13, their trip will be automatically canceled at no charge.

The deadly coronavirus has also caused Cunard Line to change Queen Elizabeth's itinerary. The vessel will not call in Hong Kong and Shanghai, as it was previously predicted.

For Coronavirus updates on cruise ship quarantines (infected passengers and crew) and top-pandemic countries (COVID-19 cases and deaths, daily updated statistics) see at CruiseMapper's Norovirus page.