Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. — which operates the Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands – has announced an extension of its previously announced suspension of global cruise voyages to include all voyages embarking between Oct. 1 and Oct. 31, 2020 for its three cruise brands.
In an effort to provide additional transparency, beginning in August, the company plans to provide an update at the end of each month regarding the status of voyage suspensions, including any potential extensions.
As well, the company recently announced a collaboration with Royal Caribbean Group to develop enhanced cruise health and safety standards in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic.
The Healthy Sail Panel is comprised of top experts in public health, infectious disease, biosecurity, hospitality and maritime operations, and is tasked with collaboratively developing recommendations for cruise lines to advance their public health response to COVID-19, improve safety, and achieve readiness for the safe resumption of operations.
The company said it will continue to work in tandem with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the federal government and global public health authorities to take all necessary measures to protect its guests, crew and the communities visited.