Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) has scrapped a 110-night Oriental Odyssey following political unrest in Hong Kong.
The line said sales for the sailing had been “adversely affected” after a string of anti-government protests and thousands of arrests in the territory where the ship was scheduled to call.
The Marco Polo ship will now sail four new itineraries: a 42-night cruise to the Amazon, departing from Bristol Avonmouth on January 5, 2021; two 15-night Land of the Northern Lights cruises from Tilbury on February 18 and March 5 and a 12-night Land of the Northern Lights sailing on March 20.
Mike Hall, the line’s marketing director, said: “The current situation in Hong Kong has adversely affected sales of the 110-night Oriental Odyssey cruise.
“We do not know what the situation will be in Hong Kong next year so we have decided to amend the programme of this much-loved ship.
“Passengers will be delighted to see among the new itineraries an Amazon cruise. A popular itinerary with our regular cruisers.”
He also added: “A generous package of transfer options has been offered to those affected. Our customer service team is ready to assist agents with these.”
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