NCLH (Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd) which owns and manages the subsidiaries NCL-Norwegian Cruise Line, RSSC-Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Oceania Cruises, announced an extension of its previously announced fleetwide (all brands) suspension to include departures through October 31, 2020.
Beginning in August, NCLH plans to provide an update at the end of each month regarding the fleet's status, including potential extensions.
NCLH recently announced a collaboration with the Royal Caribbean Group to develop enhanced health and safety standards in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Healthy Sail Panel comprises top experts in public health, biosecurity, infectious disease, hospitality and maritime operations. It is tasked with collaboratively developing recommendations for lines to improve safety, advance their public health response to the virus, and achieve readiness for the safe resumption of sailings.
NCLH said it will continue to work in tandem with the USA's CDC agency, global public health authorities and the US federal government to take the necessary measures to protect its crew, passengers, and the communities visited.
Passengers who are booked on the cancelled voyages on Oceania, RSSC and NCL are asked to contact the cruise line or their travel advisor for more information.