A HAIRDRESSER’S dream holiday is in jeopardy following the outbreak of the coronavirus.

John-Lee Guy, owner of the John-Lee Guy salon in the town centre, was looking forward to a once-in-a-lifetime cruise for his 40th birthday.

The cruise, organised by Norwegian Cruise Line, is scheduled to leave Singapore on 26 February, visiting ports in Kuala Lumpur and the Maldives before ending in Dubai.

However, Mr Guy fears the cruise will no longer go ahead as Singapore currently has one of the highest number of cases of confirmed coronavirus.

He said: “I was really looking forward to it. I will be surprised if it will go ahead.

“I booked it last year but I have been saving up for it for the last few years. I have rearranged all my clients.”

Mr Guy and his partner Craig Hartley were planning on visiting family in the Seychelles, where his grandmother was born, as part of the trip.

The hairdresser began to worry about the holiday “as soon as people started talking about the coronavirus”.

Mr Guy said: “The cruise before was supposed to be coming from Hong Kong but they moved it to Singapore.

“I’ve heard nothing from them. I am not so worried about getting ill as I am not old, just missing out on a holiday.

“It was supposed to be such a special birthday, it was such a once in a lifetime thing, it was something I had wanted to do.

“I am usually such an upbeat person, but there’s nothing I can do. We are just in limbo."

Norwegian Cruise Line said: “At this time, we have made a number of itinerary changes and none of our vessels are currently calling to ports in mainland China.

“We also have the flexibility to alter our itineraries as needed to avoid areas of concern.

“All itineraries that call in mainland China for the next six months are currently under review and we will communicate any itinerary revisions as soon as possible."