Cruise operator Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings said Monday that all guests and crew would be required to receive the required COVID-19 vaccination when resuming travel from US ports in July.
The company’s announcement follows last week’s latest guidance to the cruise ship industry from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), including the need for COVID-19 vaccination.
Cruise operators have been hit by pandemics for over a year, resulting in high annual losses, plunging revenues and forced new steps to allow customers to re-depart. I will.
Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise, which will resume their trip to the Caribbean in June, have also set up a panel of experts to safely resume operations.
Frank Del Rio, Chief Executive Officer of Norwegian Cruise Line, said: Said in a statement.
In a letter to the CDC, Norwegians said they would start their journey with a 60 percent reduction in capacity. After that, we plan to gradually increase the fleet departing from US ports and increase the capacity by 20% every 30 days.
Shares of all three cruise operators, Carnival Corporation, Norwegian Cruise and Royal Caribbean, rose by more than 2% before Bell.