18 May 2020






2 mins

Norwegian Cruise Line expects that their entire fleet will be able to resume full operations in five to six months. The cruise brand shared the news in its earnings report for the first quarter of 2020, which ended on 31st March.

NORWEGIAN GEM leaving Valletta, Malta back to 6th May, 2008.

Frank Del Rio, CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd., said that Norwegian is planning a phased relaunch. He expects it will take up to six months to resume fleetwide operations across Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings’ 28 ships, which are spread across its three brands: flagship Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises.

NORWEGIAN JADE entering Valletta, Malta back to 2nd February, 2011.

NORWEGIAN STAR entering Valletta, Malta back to 14th October 2016.

“Nothing will be more critical to resuming sustained and profitable long term operations than making cruising the safest option in (the) travel and leisure space and providing cruisers with peace of mind,” Del Rio said on Thursday’s earnings call. NCL cruises were suspended after the Center for Disease Control (CDC) imposed a 100 day no sail order following outbreaks on ships belonging to multiple cruise lines. Both passengers and crew were infected and some vessels were refused into ports of which passengers on three NCL liners had symptoms or tested positive after their sailings, the CDC said. The no sail order, which was imposed on 15th April required cruise lines to cancel sailings through 24th July.

NORWEGIAN SPIRIT entering Valletta, Malta back to 26th June 2018

All vessels berthed at Valletta Cruise Port

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Published – Monday 18th May, 2020

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