Wednesday, 03 June, 2020


Cruise Lines Extend Suspension

The Norwegian Encore cruise ship is docked at the Port of Miami on Thursday Video AP The Norwegian Encore cruise ship is docked at the Port of Miami on Thursday
Conrad Doyle | 02 April, 2020, 06:39

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings today announced an extension of their suspension of all cruise voyages to include voyages embarking between April 12 and May 10, 2020 for its three cruise brands - Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises. "It is therefore right we extend the pause in operations".

Guests and their travel advisors will be sent communications on how to manage cancellations and desired compensation online.

"We remain committed to our return to service and will use this time to continue to build additional processes, protocols and resources to protect the health and safety of our guests, crew and the destinations we serve", Carnival's continued.

Cunard announced new preventative measures that include canceling all sailing through May 15 instead of the previously published date of April 11.

Holland America Line further suspended operations for 30 more days Monday, while two of its cruise ships started two move after being stranded off the coast of Panama following the deaths of four passengers with flu-like symptoms.

"The extended suspension contributes to the global efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19, which has also resulted in travel restrictions and continued uncertainty regarding worldwide port closures and availability", the company said.

Guests impacted on Seabourn voyages will receive a 125% refund of the fare paid in the form of a future cruise credit, which can be applied toward any future cruise through December 31, 2021. Guests do not need to call to cancel; however, they may visit hollandamerica.com to indicate their preference for a 125 percent future cruise credit with the bonus $250 shipboard credit or 100 percent refund.

With the wellbeing of our Guests and team members as our top priority and in line with direction from health experts and government officials, Disney Cruise Line has chose to extend the suspension of all new departures through Tuesday, April 28, 2020. The additional cancellations impact the Carnival Radiance's inaugural season, Carnival Legend sailings, All cruises to Alaska and all sailings from San Francisco.

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