Cruise ships in Guernsey cancelled until August at earliest

All cruise ships in Guernsey have been cancelled until 21 August at the earliest due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The first cruise ship of the season, the Fridtjof Nansen, was meant to have arrived on 20 March. Since then dozens of ships carrying tens of thousands of passengers have not docked.

Last year, the boats brought in £4 million to Guernsey's economy.

In July cruise ships were due to visit at least 16 times. The largest of those, the Regal Princess, carried 3,600 passengers.

Some cruise operators have also cancelled their sailings beyond 21 August.

Anyone travelling to the island from outside of the Bailiwick is legally required to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival.