Norwegian Cruise Lines pauses cruise resumption until December

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings has extended the pause on its cruises until the beginning of December 2020, at the earliest. The decision covers three brands — Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas.

Carnival Cruise Line has cancelled all US cruises for November and December, except for those that will leave from PortMiami and Port Canaveral. They are scheduled to restart on November 1st, the day after the current US ban on cruise operations ends.

Royal Caribbean Group and MSC Cruises are continuing to sell cruises for November. Disney Cruise Line and Virgin Voyages are still selling cruises for December.

Disagreements continue between cruise line CEOs and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as to how dangerous cruise ships are when it comes to spreading Covid-19.

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings CEO Frank Del Rio has said that cruise ships were no more dangerous than airplanes, but the CDC, which had wanted to delay the restarting of cruise ship holidays until February 2021, has said that ships pose unique problems when it comes to preventing the spreading of Covid-19.