In a statement, the company's CEO Oneil Khosa said they had been planning their anticipated return to sea for October 2020, but as they continued to monitor the situation surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and communicated with the Bahamian government on their plans to allow leisure guests to return, they had determined that a further extension was in the best interest of their guests and crew.
“Since the outbreak of COVID-19, we have remained one of the few cruise lines that reported no cases of the virus onboard our ships. We have also followed all guidelines, including adhering to strict requirements for onboard crew members, and installed the highest safety protocols in the industry across our fleet. While it is disappointing that we are unable to sail as planned, we believe this decision will ensure the health and safety of our guests and crew. We will continue to work closely with the CDC, as well as the World Health Organization, as we prepare to return to Grand Bahama Island and Nassau.”