Marella Cruises extends cancellations of all sailings until September 30

   July 24, 2020 ,   Cruise Industry

TUI UK's brand Marella Cruises announced that due to the ongoing travel restrictions because of the pandemic, the company is extending cruise cancellations fleetwide through September 30.

Marella, owned by parent company TUI Group, followed in the footsteps of Princess Cruises and Royal Caribbean to become the latest major cruise shipping company to once again extend global cruise pause, impacting cruises up until the end of September.

The news follows after the UK government's advice against cruise travel in the current climate because of the ongoing pandemic and cruise body CLIA having extended the sailing suspension of its ocean-going cruise members until September 15.

Marella also confirmed that the only vessel sailing this summer will be Marella Explorer (out of homeport Kerkyra (Corfu Island, Greece) starting October 2.

All impacted bookings receive a refund credit and up to 10% incentive of the total value of the booking, or they can request a refund via an online form on the TUI website.

Because of the ongoing uncertainty, Marella is offering guests with bookings due to depart in October the option to amend their voyage for free before July 31 to any other trip on-sale until October 2021.