By “relentlessly focusing on prevention and other measures” – including the testing of guests and crew members – public health risks associated with the pandemic can be mitigated in a cruise ship environment, according to new recommendations submitted by the Healthy Sail Panel to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The parent company of NCL, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises has announced an extension of its previously announced suspension of global cruise voyages to include all voyages embarking between Aug. 1 and Sept. 30, 2020 for its three cruise brands.
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, which previously extended its voluntary suspension of operations through May 10, 2020, has announced that the suspension now includes voyages embarking between May 11 and June 30, 2020.
Following yesterday’s news that Holland America, MSC, Seabourn and Cunard have all extended their suspensions of operations, Norwegian Cruise Line has followed suit with similar news that affects its various brands.
Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas, which operate under Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, are voluntarily suspending all cruise voyages embarking between March 13 and April 11, 2020.