Our cruise was round the (Portuguese) Cape Verde islands off the coast of west Africa. After four days the captain told us that we had been ordered back to port due to the impact of the corona virus outbreak. We returned to Sal where we were anchored off shore for the next five days. The captain and crew worked tirelessly to ensure that we felt completely safe and reassured during a difficult and stressful time. We became like a big family! With impromptu Pilates classes, quizzes, movies, napkin folding, knot tying, free drinks and dancing on the deck the crew worked hard to make sure that the mood stayed upbeat! The high level of service never dropped with cabins maintained twice a day and excellent food throughout the 9 days we were on board. We had daily updates on the changing situation and the impact on travel plans home. The measure of any company is how it deals with a crisis. Variety Cruises were superb. We have done three cruise with them to date and will certainly book again, hopefully in the not too distant future.