The jewel of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (right) and Regent Seven Seas Cruises Inc. Splendor ships stand still near the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach in Long Beach, California, United States, on Monday, April 13, 2020.
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Norwegian cruise line announced on Wednesday its plans to resume its summer sailing outside of the United States.
The company’s intentions this summer focused on travel to parts of the Caribbean and Europe Journeys from the USA remain restricted from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The agency has not yet released a set date by which cruise ships can resume operations. It has shown research results Covid-19 can easily spread on cruise lines.
Norwegian, the smallest of the three major cruise lines, proposed plans In early April, to resume voyages from its US ports from July 4th, but is still awaiting approval.
The company plans to return to Scandinavia and Western Europe with its Oceania Cruises in August, followed by its Regent Seven Seas Cruises, which will depart from the UK in September.
The trip to the Mediterranean begins in September. The brand previously announced plans to sail to the Caribbean and Europe in July and August. It adds some ships to the Mediterranean and cancels other trips.
“We are also planning a possible resumption of cruises from US ports while we await further discussion with the CDC on our July 4th restart proposal,” said Frank Del Rio, President and CEO of Norwegian, in one Press release.
Earlier this month, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the state would file a file legal action Demanding cruise ships are allowed to sail out of the USA again immediately against the CDC.
The company’s shares closed less than 1%.