Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings announced Friday, March 13, 2020, that it is suspending GLOBAL SHIP OPERATIONS for all of their three brands! These brands include Norwegian Cruise Line, Regent, and Oceanian. All operations are Ceasing from March 12 until April 11, 2020!
“The safety, security and well-being of our guests and crew is our highest priority. With the COVID-19 coronavirus impacting communities around the globe, we have enacted a voluntary temporary suspension of cruise voyages across our brands effective immediately,” said Frank Del Rio, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. “We understand the inconvenience that this disruption may cause our guests and travel partners during these quickly evolving and challenging times, and we appreciate their understanding as we partner with local, state, federal and global agencies to combat the spread of COVID-19.”
Guests currently on sailings will conclude as soon as possible and disembark all guests and will assist with all travel arrangements needing to be made.
All guests on impacted voyages will receive a 125 percent refund of the fare paid in the form of a future cruise credit, which can be applied toward any future cruise through December 31, 2022. For guests who wish to not avail themselves of the 125 percent future cruise credit, a 100 percent refund of the fare paid will be reimbursed to the original form of payment within 90 days of guests’ request. Travel partner commissions on canceled cruises will be protected as per normal policy.
Norwegian is the first of the BIG THREE (RCCL) (CCL) (NCLH) to shutter all operations!