Norwegian Cruise Lines Holdings on Monday morning announced that it would suspend all operations for all three of its cruises brands—NCL, Oceania, and Regent Seven Seas—through November.
“The Company will continue to work in tandem with global government and public health authoritis and its Health Saily Panel expert advisors to take all necessary measures to protect its guests, crew, and the communities visited,” NCLH said in a statement on Monday.
Norwegian is asking all of its guests booked on impacted sailings to contact their travel advisor or their booking agent.
The news comes as the CDC extends its “No-sail” order through October, and days after Carnival Cruise Lines canceled all of its sailings through the ned of the year except for those from Florida ports.
It also comes after thet CDC on Wednesday said that more action is still needed for cruise lines to get the okay to sail and that data out of Europe, after some cruise lines restarted, suggests that cruise ships could still “continue to transmit and amplify the spread” of COVID-19.
While some lines have restarted in Europe and other parts of the world, the cruise industry has largely been on hold worldwide since COVID-19 began to take hold in late February and early March. Some lines, including Disney Cruise Line, have extended cancellations into December, while others, like P&O Cruises, are looking to 2021.