PIONEER Liverpool turnaround cruise liner Ocean Countess will not return to the city on her final voyage and passengers will be flown home.
The 14-day cruise leaves Liverpool Cruise Terminal on October 9 for the Canary Isles and Madeira.
But visits to Vigo, Spain, and Cobh, Ireland, will be replaced by Malaga and Barcelona in Spain with passengers disembarking at the latter port and flown to Liverpool or Manchester.
Joe Duvall, 67, of Wavertree, who is booked on the cruise, said: “I’m disgusted as I wanted the comfort of sailing all the way back to Liverpool.”
The changes are due to the merger of Cruise & Maritime Voyages and All Leisure Holidays.
Paul Foster, for Cruise & Maritime Voyages, said: “We have to hand Ocean Countess back to her owners in Greece. She will be replaced by another cruise liner, Discovery, next year.”