Norwegian Cruise Line has announced a further cancellation of cruises for its three brands through September 30, 2020.
NCL Extends Suspension of Cruise Operations
As the global health crisis continues to impact the travel industry Norwegian Cruise Line has decided to extends its pause on cruise operations for its three brands of Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, and Regent Seven Seas Cruises.
This further extension will include all cruises embarking between August 1 and September 30, 2020. The cruise company is also canceling select voyages through October 2020 including Canada and New England sailings due to ongoing travel restrictions and the cruise ship ban by Canada which lasts through October.
However, the voyages departing Seattle, Washington in September to Alaska will not be impacted by the further extension. NCL has also provided which select sailings will be impacted in October:
The Norwegian Cruise Line guests impacted by the cancelled cruises will automatically receive a 125% Future Cruise Credit (FCC) for the cruise price paid to date on June 25. The credit can be used on a future booking which departs through 2022.
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A regular full refund can be requested online if guests no longer wish to sail with the cruise line on impacted sailings between July 1 and July 31. This will need to be completed no later than 11:59 PM on June 19, 2020.
For the new impacted sailings between August 1 and September 30 the online form will be available on July 6 and must be completed on July 17. Do check each cruise line’s site for specific details and always check the terms and conditions before making your decision.
This new extension comes after Norwegian Cruise Line previously announced a pause on operations through July 31, 2020, for the three cruise lines. However, with the developing health crisis around the world and no sign of when travel restrictions will be lifted in certain areas the dates can continue to be extended.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) still has a “No-Sail Order” in place in the United States and many cruise ports in the Caribbean and beyond remain closed. The cruise line is now focused on implementing new health measures for when cruises do resume to make sure guests and crew remain safe. You can watch a video of the new health measures announced below:
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