In brief: cruise September 2020 issue
CLIA announces third US suspension
CRUISE Lines International Association announced its third voluntary suspension of American cruise operations, with ocean-going members of the trade organisation agreeing to suspend cruising until the end of October.
The new suspension pushes back the earliest possible restart date to over a month back from the second suspension, which was until 17 September.
NCLH to restart as early as Nov
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings CEO Frank Del Rio revealed the cruise line could return in a limited capacity later this year but admitted a full restart of cruise operations will take at least “six months”.
Del Rio conceded the company’s fleet would not likely return until the northern spring next year, but flagged limited-capacity cruises could begin as early as November.
Cruise lines extend local pause
Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, P&O Cruises, Princess Cruises, Cunard and Carnival Cruise Line all extended their cruising pauses in local waters late last month.
Princess has cancelled all NZ and Australian voyages departing through to 12 December, while P&O and Carnival are out to 2 December and Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity won’t restart before 31 October.