Norwegian Cruise Line suspends sailings through May
Norwegian Cruise Line is once again extending its suspension on sailings, this time through the end of May. Norwegian previously pushed back its return to sailing through the end of April less than a month ago. The company is also offering a 10% off coupon for those passengers if they have not already received one from a previously canceled cruise. Norwegian is also trying to figure out whether it will be able to resume any of its Alaska Cruises in 2021. Norwegian said it is “exploring several initiatives that may allow such cruises to continue” including asking the Canadian government to amend its suspension.
Norwegian Cruise Line suspends global sailings through April
The Norwegian Encore cruise ship is docked at the Port of Miami on Thursday, March 26, 2020, in Miami, Fla. (Al Diaz/Miami Herald via AP)Norwegian Cruise Line is again extending all cruise suspensions amid the coronavirus pandemic. The cruise line announced Tuesday all voyages for Norwegian, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises with sale dates through April 30 will be canceled. Prior to this announcement, Norwegian had suspended cruises through the end of February. [TRENDING: Fla. leads nation in cases with new COVID variant | 12-year-old Orlando girl still missing | Biden inauguration will be different]The company said in a news release it, “continues to work through its return to service plan to meet the requirements of the Framework for Conditional Sailing Order issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”Guests booked on voyages during this time can contact the cruise line or travel advisor to get more information. Norwegian officials said the “company will continue to work in tandem with global government and public health authorities and its Healthy Sail Panel expert advisors to take all necessary measures to protect its guests, crew and the communities visited.”
Norwegian Cruise Line suspends sailings through February
Norwegian Cruise Line announced Wednesday it is extending all cruise suspensions through Feb. 28, 2021, amid the coronavirus pandemic. Cruise line officials said it “continues to work through its return to service plan to meet the requirements of the Framework for Conditional Sailing Order issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”This latest extension by the cruise line includes all voyages between Jan. 1, 2021 and Feb. 28, 2021. Norwegian officials said this additional suspension does impact some voyages in March 2021 and all voyages on Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises between Jan. 1 and March 31, 2021. The cruise line said in a news release, guests who are currently booked on canceled voyages should contact a travel advisor or the cruise line directly.
Carnival cancels most 2020 US cruises as CDC extends ban
Carnival Cruise Line is canceling most U.S. sailings through the end of this year, the latest sign that the cruise industry’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic could still be many months away. The company said Thursday it is canceling sailings from all ports except its home ports of Miami and Port Canaveral, Florida. Carnival’s announcement came a day after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention extended a ban on large cruises in U.S. waters through Oct. 31. The CDC said it knows of 3,689 reported coronavirus cases and 41 deaths linked to cruises in U.S. waters between March and September. Carnival rival Norwegian Cruise Line said Thursday that it hasn’t canceled any scheduled cruises and remains optimistic it can resume U.S. operations soon.
Cruise Norwegian suspends all sailings until Nov. 1 amid pandemic
ORLANDO, Fla. – Norwegian Cruise Holdings has announced it is suspending sailings until at least November. The company announced Wednesday it has suspended all cruises through Oct. 31. The suspension affects Norwegian Cruise Lines, Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Oceania Cruises. Company officials say they will begin providing customers monthly updates about cancellations beginning next month. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has extended its no sail order through the end of September.
Carnival announces layoffs and furloughs as cruise industry works to stay afloat
MIAMI, Fla. – Carnival Corp. will implement layoffs, furloughs, reduced workweeks and salary reductions across the company, the Miami-based company announced Thursday. It’s the latest move in hopes of keeping the cruise industry financially afloat after it was rocked by the coronavirus pandemic, and it follows similar announcements by other lines. The report says that Carnival had about 120,000 workers worldwide before the start of the coronavirus outbreak and that furloughed employees could potentially return when cruising resumes. “Taking these extremely difficult employee actions involving our highly dedicated workforce is a very tough thing to do. Norwegian Cruise Line has furloughed 20% of its staff and has warned that it could face bankruptcy.
Coronavirus: Norwegian Cruise Line may be forced to fold
Norwegian Cruise Line is warning investors it might be forced to go out of business by the coronavirus pandemic. Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings says its accounting firm has “substantial doubt” about Norwegian’s ability to continue on after the outbreak. Norwegian suspended sailings on March 14, along with an industry-wide shutdown, which has been extended through at least June 30. Several high-profile ships had multiple people test positive for the coronavirus and many of them died from COVID-19. To keep up with the latest news on the pandemic, subscribe to News 6′s coronavirus newsletter or go to ClickOrlando.com/coronavirus.
Norwegian Cruise Line accused of misleading passengers about COVID-19 dangers
In the release, Moody said she was disturbed by the allegations, which have surfaced amid a global health pandemic. My Consumer Protection Division is conducting an extensive investigation to get to the bottom of the disturbing allegations against Norwegian Cruise Lines," Moody said. Earlier this month, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd., which operates the Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands, suspended all cruise voyages embarking between March 13 and April 11. Moody’s office said Norwegian Cruise Line is cooperating with the investigation and encouraged others to use the investigation as a lesson. News 6 has reached out to Norwegian Cruise Lines for comment regarding the allegations but has not heard back.