Royal Caribbean, Virgin Cruse’s, Disney, Carnival cancel additional voyage during COVID-19 pandemic


Norwegian Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, Virgin Cruises, Disney Cruise Line and Carnival Cruise Line all issued additional cruise cancellations in early April.

The announcement is only the latest in the constant flow of cancellations throughout the first half of 2021.

Cruiseline has repeatedly postponed the reopening date to await additional guidance from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding the criteria used in the next phase. Conditional sailing instruction framework..

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Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Cruise Line may have announced plans to reopen abroad on April 6thHowever, it did not mark the end of the cruise cancellation ectenia that the company saw.

“The Cruise Line today canceled all itineraries in July and August on the Norwegian Breakaway, Dawn, Escape, Getaway, Sky, Spirit, Star and Sun,” Norwegian said on April 6th. Mentioned in the release. “In addition, the Norwegian Epic until September 1st and the voyage to Norwegian Pearl until November 7th have also been cancelled.”

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, the parent company of Norwegian, announced in March that it had canceled its voyage on all three cruise lines until July. release..

“The suspension now includes the Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises on all voyages until June 30,” said Norwegian. “The company will continue to work with the World Government, public health authorities and expert advisors on the Healthy Sail Panel to take all necessary steps to protect guests, crew and communities visited.”

Princess cruises

Princess Cruises will affect departures from Los Angeles, Fort Lauderdale and Rome, including Caribbean Princess, Enchant Princess and Ruby, on March 9th, June for all cruise vacations in the Caribbean, California coast, Mexico and the Mediterranean. Announced that it will be canceled until the 30th. princess.

Holland America Line, Seaborn

Holland America announced on March 9 that it has canceled its European cruise departing by June 30. The new cancellation will affect cruises departing in May and June at Nieuw Statendam, Volendam and Westerdam.

Carnival Corporation’s luxury car, Seaborn, said on March 9: “While maintaining optimism for the final resumption of travel, in the meantime, a practical approach to extending the current suspension period. It’s continuing. ” statement.

As a result, the brand will cancel the selection to depart from Europe in 2021 to suspend operations of Seaborn Sojan, Seaborn Angkor, Seabourn Ovation until July 3rd and Seabourn Quest until November 7th.

Cancellations will come weeks after announcing that those routes will not sail in Alaska or Canada due to the country’s decision to ban cruise ships in that area until 2022.

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Princess has canceled all Pacific coastal itineraries starting or ending on a seven-day voyage of the glacier itinerary between Vancouver, British Columbia and Anchorage (Whittier, Alaska) and a round-trip voyage between Vancouver and Canada’s adventures. ..

Meanwhile, Holland America has announced that it will cancel all cruises that begin or end at Canadian ports. This move will affect your next itinerary.

  • Alaska: Multiple cruises from all departure points to September on Koningsdam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Noordam and Zuiderdam. (This includes land and sea trips related to canceled Alaska voyages.)

  • Pacific coast: Two cruises in early October on Connings Dam and Oosterdam.

  • Canada / New England: Three Zaandam cruises departing in September.

“At this time, cruisers in Alaska that depart in mid-May and make a round trip from Seattle, Washington will not be canceled,” a statement from Holland America said, adding that cruisers booked to depart from Vancouver cannot be transferred. To Seattle instead.

Holland America and Princess said they are working with US and Canadian governments in hopes of saving part of the 2021 cruise season in Alaska and Canada.

Seaborn announced in a statement that it would cancel all 2021 itineraries in Alaska and British Columbia. This move will affect 19 summer cruises on the Seabourn Odyssey.

Carnival Cruise Line

On the Carnival Cruise Line Canceled all voyages until the end of June, The line announced on April 6th.

Royal Caribbean

April 8th, Royal Caribbean, Added new home port to the Caribbean In March, many of the remaining fleets canceled their voyages Until June 30..

“The Odyssey of Quantum, Spectrum, Voyager, Anthem, Adventure, Vision, Jewel, and the Sea to allow additional time to return to service readiness,” he said.

The cruise line is scheduled to resume “further operations in July”. Order-exempt vessels will sail in different parts of the world.

Celebrity Cruises and Silversea Cruises itineraries until May 31st will be cancelled. Azamala, Royal Caribbean Group is on sale, Canceled the voyage until June 30th.

Virgin Voyages

Virgin Voyages Announced August voyage in the UK on April 8Also, the first ship, Scarlet Lady, canceled its voyage in the US waters until September 22, when it departed from Miami, and made its debut long after.

Disney Cruise Line

Disney canceled the voyage of the Disney Magic ship until October 9th during the European season. The company announced April 15th.. Instead, Magic will be hosting a series of short voyages in the UK this summer. These voyages are only available to residents.

In addition, Disney Cruise Line Announced on April 6 All US departures until June will be cancelled.

“We are carefully reviewing the guidance recently released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and are working towards resuming operations,” Disney said in a statement. “We will cancel all Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy, and Disney Wonder voyages departing by June 2021 as we continue to improve the protocol for the final resumption of service.”

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This article was originally published in USA TODAY: Cruise Cancellation: Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, Carnival Scrap Trips

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