(Reuters) – Cruise carrier Royal Caribbean Group said on Monday it would suspend all cruises until the end of the year and extend earlier suspensions as coronavirus infections continue to increase globally.
The company's announcement comes days after the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a framework for a gradual resumption of cruise ship operations, following a sailless order issued in March in response to the COVID-19 pandemic expired on Saturday.
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. Earlier in the day, it was said that it plans to extend the break for its cruises starting in December until the end of the year. Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise had previously set up a panel of experts to resume operations safely, as the cruise industry came to a near halt after many ships became infected and some operators were even facing trials on board. Catalog