PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. - Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings announced Wednesday that it has extended its cruise cancellations through February of next year.
All Norwegian cruises schedule from Jan. 1, 2021 through February 28, 2021 are canceled. Some voyages in March are also canceled.
In addition, all voyages on Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises embarking between January 1 through March 31, 2021 are suspended.
"Your safety is our #1 priority—both on and off our ships. Due to the current global environment, we are extending the suspension of cruises to include all cruises embarking through February 2021," the cruise line announced. "Additionally, we'll be suspending cruises in March 2021 for the following ships; Norwegian Bliss, Norwegian Breakaway, Norwegian Epic, Norwegian Gem, Norwegian Getaway, Norwegian Jade, Norwegian Jewel, Norwegian Pearl, Norwegian Sky, Norwegian Sun, and Pride of America."
Guests who have booked cruises during these times should contact the cruise line or travel advisor.
FOX 35's Mike Magnoli spoke to a travel agent on Wednesday though and he is advising his clients to avoid booking anything on a cruise line anytime before May.
That news is tough for workers of Port Canaveral, who have been looking forward to a date to look forward to. Head of Port Canaveral Captain John Murray explained that "they're not working, those folks are not working -- the reservations, the ticket takers. When a cruise ship comes here, we have anywhere from 250 to 300 people to support the operation of that ship just while it's in port. So, those folks aren't working at all right now and it's a big impact in people's lives. We need to get this business back up and running."
Other countries are allowing cruise ships to depart. For instance, on Wednesday, the first voyage in nine months out of Singapore departed. However, that trip only allows Singapore residents as passengers.
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