Here's a quick read of some of today’s coronavirus-related cruise news and announcements.

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Cunard’s Palethorpe: Ability to travel freely remains ‘some way in the distance’

Cunard extended its pause in operations into November. For Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria, cancellations include sailings that were to depart up to and including Nov. 1 and for Queen Elizabeth, departures up to and including Nov. 23.

‘With many differing restrictions across countries, people’s ability to move freely and safely across borders remains seemingly some way in the distance,’ Cunard President Simon Palethorpe said. Cunard is particularly impacted given its international mix of passengers and sailings all over the world.

Passengers on canceled sailings will automatically receive a 125% future cruise credit that may be applied to any new booking made by the end of 2021 for any voyage that’s on sale at the time of booking. Alternatively, a refund request form is available on

Disney’s Europe and Alaska cruises, and more

Disney Cruise Line canceled Europe voyages on Disney Magic through Oct. 2, Disney Wonder departures from Canada through Sept. 14 and Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy sailings through July 27.

Passengers on affected sailings are offered a future cruise credit or a full refund.