In an effort to provide additional transparency, beginning in August, Norwegian Cruise Line plans to provide an update at the end of each month regarding the status of voyage suspensions, including any potential extensions.
The cruise line also introduced a new final payment schedule for all 2020 cruises which allows final payment 60 days before a sailing verses the standard 120 days.
NCLH also extended their Peace of Mind policy. Guests sailing on cruises booked by August 31, 2020 with embarkation dates from January 1, 2021 to October 31, 2021 now have the flexibility to cancel their cruise 15 days prior to departure.
Guests who are currently booked on cancelled voyages on Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises or Regent Seven Seas Cruises are asked to contact their travel advisor or the cruise line for more information.
Norwegian recently announced a collaboration with Royal Caribbean Group to develop enhanced cruise health and safety standards in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic. The Healthy Sail Panel is comprised of top experts in public health, infectious disease, biosecurity, hospitality and maritime operations, and is tasked with collaboratively developing recommendations for cruise lines to advance their public health response to COVID-19, improve safety, and achieve readiness for the safe resumption of operations.
Norwegian Cruise Line will continue to work in tandem with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the federal government and global public health authorities to take all necessary measures to protect its guests, crew and the communities visited.