According to Holland America, there are nearly 1,200 guests onboard who are fit for travel per CDC guidelines and all guests would be transferred straight from their ships to charter flights home.
The news brings an end to a long journey for both crew and guests.
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings has extended its voluntarily suspension of sailings for all of its brands—NCL, Regent, and Oceania—through May 10 as part of the global efforts to help contain the spread of COVID-19.
The policy will now be available for existing and new bookings on all of Royal’s brands—RCI, Celebrity, and Azamara—through Sept. 1, 2020.
Guests impacted will receive a 125% Future Cruise Credit, which will be applied automatically to their guest account for use on a future voyage.
Holland America Line said it will protect travel advisor commissions on bookings for cancelled cruises that were paid in full and for the total amount of the Future Cruise Credits when guests rebook.
Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Azamara, and Silversea will continue their suspensions through at least May 11 because of “global public health circumstance.”
ACL has suspended cruise operations through April 30, 2020 due to the impact of COVID-19.
For Arctic 2020 voyages, book with risk-free cancellations.
Global expedition cruise operations are stopped through April 28.