NCL-Norwegian Cruise Line cancels sailings through March 31

   December 30, 2020 ,   Cruise Industry

NCL-Norwegian Cruise Line had been holding out hope it could resume cruising in early March 2021 on 3 of its ships - Norwegian Joy, Norwegian Encore, and Norwegian Escape.

All the other NCL liners were shut down through March 31 as the pandemic surged and borders closed.

On Tuesday, December 29, Norwegian changed that and postponed all cruises on Norwegian Joy, Norwegian Encore, and Norwegian Escape through March 31.

On its website, the company said:

“We have extended our voluntary temporary suspension of ALL voyages through March 2021.

“Previously, we had announced the suspension of cruises on all ships except Norwegian Encore, Norwegian Escape, and Norwegian Joy. Today, we have added those three ships to the list of cruises suspended through March 2021.”

Norwegian Cruise Line said it was continuing to work with the U.S. CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) to meet provisions in the Framework for Conditional Sailing Order issued on October 30. The roadmap outlines the steps cruise companies have to meet before the CDC allow the resumption of cruises in the United States.

In the meantime, Norwegian encourages future cruise planning. In late November, NCL launched a new marketing campaign, including commercials featuring the song “I Want to Break Free,” by Queen.