Viking Cruises, a cruise line with operations headquarters in Basel (Switzerland) and marketing headquarters in Los Angeles, California (US), will resume limited operations starting May with three ships special sailings along the coast of England.
The Viking Cruises will be available exclusively to residents of the UK on an eight-day round trip from and to Portsmouth with departure dates on May 22 and 29 and June 5.
The plans for the voyages of the Viking Cruises ships are the first time after the company suspended all voyages during the COVID-19 pandemic. The UK Government’s hint that it will reopen cruise lines starting in May is good news for Viking Cruises.
“We welcome the UK Government’s support for the return of safe domestic cruises as an important component in the travel industry’s recovery,” said Torstein Hagen, Chairman of Viking Cruises, in Los Angeles, Tuesday (16/3).
The re-sailing of the Viking Cruises ships is also a great opportunity for the company to regain its revenue after struggling to keep the entire crew from sailing for an entire year due to the pandemic.
However, in contrast to pre-pandemic shipping, future voyages are required to observe health protocols for both passengers and crew. The passengers will even be tested for PCR every day to ensure complete safety.