NCLH-Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings announced on Monday, November 2, an extension of its previous suspension of global cruises through December 31, 2020.
In an official statement, NCLH (parent company of NCL-Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and RSSC-Regent Seven Seas Cruises) announced:
"The company will continue to work in tandem with global government and public health authorities and its Healthy Sail Panel expert advisors to take all necessary measures to protect its guests, crew and the communities visited."
Passengers who are currently booked on the cancelled voyages on Oceania, Norwegian, or Regent have been asked to contact their travel agent or the cruise company for more information.
The decision comes after the USA's CDC lifted the no-sail order for cruise ships departing from US seaports and implemented conditional sailing order that allows cruise ships to commence sailing from November 1. The CDC's new guidelines state that cruise operators can pursue “a phased resumption of cruise ship passenger operations” first beginning with simulated test cruises in order to ensure the safety protocols are working.