More Cruise Lines Step in to Help Passengers Affected by ALG Collapse

January 5, 2017
Voyager

Fred.Olsen Cruise Lines is the latest company to offer a discount to passengers due to travel on Swan Hellenic and Voyages of Discovery. Affected passengers are being offered a 25 percent discount off any Fred. Olsen cruises on sale.

Bookings have to be made by January 31, and are subject to proof of an original ALG booking.

(4:52 p.m. GMT) -- A third cruise operator -- Scenic & Emerald Waterways -- has stepped into offer help to Swan Hellenic and Voyages of Discovery passengers who had their cruise cancelled following the collapse of All Leisure Holidays.

Passengers due to travel on either Swan Hellenic's Minerva or Voyages of Discovery Voyager can get £100 off per booking on either the Scenic or Emerald brands.

Two other U.K. cruise operators -- Cruise & Maritime Voyages and Cosmos -- are offering discounts to passengers who have had their cruise cancelled following the failure of ALH, which operated Swan Hellenic and Voyages of Discovery.

CMV, which operates four small ships -- Magellan, Marco Polo, Astor and Astoria -- is offering a five percent discount on inside cabins and 10 per cent on ocean view cabin categories on its current Saver fares. The offer covers all published sailings in the 2017/18 programme. The line is also offering a flat £50 per person deposit on most cruises.

Some of CMV's ex-UK sailings closely match both the Swan Hellenic and Voyages of Discovery cruises. CMV also has availability on Magellan's Far East, Asia and Indian Ocean World Cruise sectors between Feb and April, 2017.

CMV has set up a special booking customer helpline 0844 998 9502. The offer is valid until the close of business Monday January 16th and must be substantiated with a copy of the ALH invoice.

Cosmos, meanwhile, which operates Cosmos Tours & Cruises, Avalon Waterways and Archers Holidays, is offering a discount of £50 per person as well as a low deposit offer of £50 per person.

Passengers who were due to travel with either cruise brand, can re-book the cruise, tour or beach holiday of their choice.

To make a booking with the loyalty scheme discount and low deposit offer, ring Cosmos Tours on 0800 440 2797 and email a copy of the cancelled cruise holiday invoice with the All Leisure Group to admin@cosmostoursandcruises.co.uk.

All Leisure Holidays went into liquidation yesterday, leaving 400 passengers about to depart on cruises on Swan Hellenic's Minerva and Voyages of Discovery Voyager with no cruise.

In addition, the collapse leaves a further 7,000 passengers -- who were booked to travel with the two brands -- also with no cruise.

It is unclear at the time of writing what will happen to the brand or the ships.

--By Adam Coulter, U.K. Editor