Cunard Line temporarily suspended its operations and is currently accepting no new passengers or crew on its liners. According to the Carnival Corporation-owned company, its operations will stop through April 11.
It comes following advice from CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) for cruise companies to voluntarily and temporarily suspend operations from U.S. ports for thirty days. This will also impact P&O Cruises which suspended operations until April 11 as well.
Cunard president Simon Palethorpe said that having reviewed all of their ship operations and industry recommendations, they had decided no new passengers or crew would be joining their ships as they suspended operations until April 11, 2020. He added the pause in operations had been done "in an abundance of caution to support the global effort to contain the spread of COVID-19.”
All passengers impacted directly by the temporary suspension are being contacted regarding their sailing and their options.
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.