Swan Hellenic's Former Ship Minerva.

All Leisure Group Ltd, a well-known name amongst group organisers, has announced that it has ceased trading.

The company operated two cruise brands; Voyages of Discovery, with its ship Voyager, and Swan Hellenic, with the ship Minerva.

Both cruise lines sailed itineraries around the Mediterranean, the Far East, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

All future cruises with both brands have now been cancelled. According to ABTA, this affects roughly 13,000 passengers.

As of 4th January, there were also a small number of current cruise passengers – around 400 – waiting to be repatriated by the CAA.

What to do if you are booked onto an All Leisure cruise

According to ABTA, approximately a third of the cancelled future cruises are UK departing cruises that are financially protected by ABTA.

Customers who booked a flight and cruise package will be protected under the CAA ATOL scheme.

All customers should check on the ABTA.com/allleisure or ATOL websites to obtain the relevant claim form and advice on how to obtain a refund of the money they have paid for their cruise.

If customers have booked through a travel agent, they should contact the agent in the first instance for assistance with their claim and help in possible rebooking.

Travelsphere and Just You not affected

All Leisure is no longer the parent company of Travelsphere and Just You holidays, so both these brands are not affected by the collapse.

Both the above brands were acquired by G Adventures earlier this week.