Atlantis Events Finally Cancels Gay Caribbean Cruise After Initially Denying Refunds Over Coronavirus

Amid a flurry of criticism over their unwillingness to put passenger and crew safety over their business bottom line, Atlantis Events announced that is was cancelling its charter of the Celebrity Summit, originally scheduled to depart from Fort Lauderdale on March 21st.  Previously, the company had said it was denying refunds from all guests except the elderly and those with preexisting condition.

“All cruises have been cancelled through April 13 and thus our sailing on Celebrity Summit will not sail as planned March 21-28, 2020. We will contact all booked guests by email with next steps regarding this cruise by Monday, March 16th. Please do not contact our office until that time as we have no further information.”

“In addition, Virgin Voyages has postponed the launch of Scarlet Lady, as such our Virgin Caribbean Cruise has been postponed,” they added. “We will be sending further details to guests booked on that cruise as well. We love showing all of you a great time and look forward to many more exciting cruises in better times. Stay tuned for more and again a huge thank you to everyone out there. We truly appreciate your patience. Please stay safe and use this time wisely so we all get through this.”


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