The delayed Van Gogh cruise ship is due to arrive in Falmouth between 7 and 9 pm  on Sunday 6 April 2008.

The ship was held in Maderia on Wednesday  at the port of Funchal, the penultimate port of call on a round-the-world cruise.

Cruise ship owners Club Cruise had organised for the cruise to go ahead despite the collapse of holiday company Travelscope, which had originally chartered the ship.

Menzies Corporate Restructuring had obtained an order detaining the vessel in respect of “alleged claims against the owners of the vessel in relation to previous charter agreements with Travelscope”. The dispute is understood to involve a £2 million debt by owners Club Cruise.

In a statement the Van Gogh Cruise Line said: “We would like to take this opportunity to again apologise to all passengers for the inconvenience caused by the actions of the Travelscope administrators, Menzies. We would also like to thank our passengers on board the Van Gogh, the general public and our contacts throughout the travel industry for their continued support over the last few days.”