Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, parent company to three cruise lines, announced another round of cruise cancellations. This time, the suspension runs through April 30, 2021.
Norwegian Cruise Line Cruise Cancellations Extended
Included in the new batch of cruise cancellations are Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises. The decision by Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings to cancel more cruises was necessary while the company figures out a plan to meet the Framework for Conditional Sailing Order issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
This latest round of cancellations affects all global operations for Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises. The suspension applies to all cruises embarking through April 30, 2021.
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings continues to work together with governments around the world as well as public health advisors. Last year, NCLH along with Royal Caribbean, created its Healthy Sail Panel of 11 expert advisors. Comprised of medical and Ph.D doctors, public health professors and cruise line executives, its stated goal is to protect its guests, crew and the communities they visit.
The last time Norwegian announced a suspension in operations was November 2020.
What to do if your cruise was canceled
Those with active bookings affected by cruise cancellations on Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises or Regent Seven Seas Cruises should contact their travel advisor or direct to the cruise line for options.
If you have a reservation on a suspended cruise in April 2021, you will automatically receive a refund of the cruise fare in the original form of payment for the amount paid by February 22, 2021. No action is needed.
A 10% off coupon will be automatically added to your cruise ship account by January 20, 2021. It is valid for one year from date of issue, and applies to any Norwegian Cruise Line voyage embarking through 2022. It is also combinable with any Future Cruise Credits and all future promotions at time of booking.
For reservations paid with a previously issued Future Cruise Credit, the cruise line will forward the full value of the FCC to their Latitudes account within 7 days. This is automatic and nothing needs to be done.
Your refund from voyages scheduled to embark in March 2021 will be completed by Feb 2, 2021.
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