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Norwegian CEO "cautiously optimistic" for Alaska 2021 cruise season

Is there hope for an Alaska cruise season this year?

During Norwegian Cruise Line Holding (NCLH)'s four quarter, NCL President and CEO Frank Del Rio thinks there is positive momentum to salvage at least part of the Alaska cruise season.

On February 4, the Canadian Minister of Transport issued a new Interim Order banning cruise ships in all waters until February 28, 2022. 

Norwegian cancels all May 2021 sailings

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH) has cancelled all of its May 2021 cruises.

The cruise line announced it needs more time and will extend the global suspension of sailings through May 31, 2021 for the Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands.

NCLH is the first cruise line between Royal Caribbean and Carnival Cruise Line to cancel May cruises so far.

Norwegian extends ability to cancel cruises with no penalty

Norwegian Cruise Line will give its guests more time to change its mind about cancelling a cruise.

NCL said it has extended its Peace of Mind policy that allows guests to cancel their cruise without a penalty.

For new and existing bookings made by March 31, 2021, for any voyage with an embarkation date through and including October 31, 2021, guests are free to cancel anytime up to 15 days in advance of embarkation. This policy applies to individual and group bookings.

NCL will require its crew members to get a COVID-19 vaccine

All the crew members on Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) and Regent Seven Seas cruise lines will have its crew members vaccinated for COVID-19.

While the decision to require guests to be vaccinated continues, crew members will be completely vaccinated.

A spokesperson for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. confirmed that the policy change.

NCL extends cruise cancellations through April

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH) announced it has cancelled its April 2021 cruises.

The cruise brands, Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, and Regent Seven Seas Cruises, will now not be able to sail through April 30, 2021.

The rationale for the new batch of cancelled cruises is more time needed to prepare for sailings to restart, "the Company continues to work through its return to service plan to meet the requirements of the Framework for Conditional Sailing Order issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”)."

NCL cancels last cruise ship sailings left in March 2021

Any chance of cruises restarting in March for NCL has ended as of today.

Norwegian Cruise Line announced on Tuesday it has decided to push back the restart of the only cruise ships that were still scheduled to sail in March 2021.

Norwegian Encore, Norwegian Escape, and Norwegian Joy sailings have been suspended through and including March 31, 2021. 

All other NCL sailings in March were previously suspended.

NCL cancels all cruises through February 2021

Norwegian Cruise Line announced on Tuesday it would extend its cruise cancellations an additional two months to include all of February 2021, including some ships as far out as March.

NCL has cancelled all of its cruises through February, as well as cruises in March 2021 for the following ships:

Norwegian cancels all remaining 2020 cruises

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NCLH) announced on Monday that it has cancelled all of its December 2020 cruises

NCLH, which also owns Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises, made the announcement a few days after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) opened the door for cruises to conditionally restart.

Norwegian cancels all cruises through November 2020

Norwegian Cruise Line announced on Monday it has cancelled all of its cruises through November 2020, and a few other ships will not sail until at least April 2021.

NCL posted an update on its website that it has decided to extend its voluntary suspension of all cruises through November 2020.

In addition, cruises on three ships are cancelled through the end of March 2021:

Norwegian Cruise Line opens new Winter 2022-2023 cruises for sale

Norwegian Cruise Line announced on Thursday new sailings guests can book for 13 cruise ships during the Winter 2022-2023 cruise season.

NCL is offering members of its customer loyalty program an exclusive limited-time offer of 15% off cruise fares plus Bonus Latitudes Points for Latitudes Members. 

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