Norwegian Cruise Line has announced a further extension on its suspension on cruises with sailings now starting in August 2020.
Norwegian Cruise Extends Pause on Cruise Operations
Following many other cruise lines, Norwegian Cruise Line has decided to extend the pause on operations even longer. The suspension will now be through July 31 with the first cruises starting in August. This follows the previous suspension date to June 30, 2020.
This also impacts other cruise brands which the company owns including Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Oceania Cruises.
This comes as travel continues to be impacted by the global pandemic including the hard-hit cruise industry. There is also no sign in the end to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) “No-Sail Order” extension.
At the moment some cruise ships are working on repatriating crew members around the world and other vessels are going into a cold layup. NCL is working at reducing expenses to help get it through the pandemic including all cruise brands.
Those guests booked on the impacted sailings are receiving an automatic 125% Future Cruise Credit refund which is used on a future sailing with the cruise line through December 31, 2022.
Those who make their new booking by May 31 will also get an additional 20% discount. The credit will also have to be used on departures from October 1, 2020 – December 31, 2022. A refund of the original fare can also be requested if guests bo longer want to go ahead with their cruise vacation.
Norwegian Cruise Line recently announced an extension on its “Peace of Mind cancellation policy which you can read about right here.
The cruise line joins Carnival Cruise Line which is also hoping at resuming sailings with eight ships in August. However, it all depends on how the pandemic continues to impact the cruise industry and on cruise port closures.