US line extends suspension of cruises

A cruise line offering trips between Florida and The Bahamas has extended the suspension of sailings until early May.

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line, which runs two-night breaks and cruise and stay packages from Palm Beach to Nassau, aims to resume operations on May 8 with the ship Grand Celebration to coincide Mother’s Day weekend in the US.

Oneil Khosa, chief executive of the line majority owned by the family of former Norwegian Cruise Line boss Kevin Sheehan, said: “The well-being of our passengers and crew is always our top priority.

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“While we understand that this news is disappointing for many of our valued guests, we believe that further suspension is necessary to ensure their continued safety during the Covid-19 pandemic.

“We are in communication with all guests booked on a cancelled sailing, as well as with our travel advisor partners, and we are offering a 125% future cruise credit for all guests booked on a cancelled sailing.

“We wish everyone the very best at this time and look forward to providing you a better way to getaway again soon.”

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