Major Cruise Lines Cancel so there will be no cruises until at least January with Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises or Silversea, Norwegian, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas.
Royal Caribbean Group and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings have said they will extend the seven-month-long halts to cruise operations till at least December 31st.
Royal Caribbean have made exceptions for a handful of cruises scheduled out of Singapore in December aimed at locals.
The announcements come just days after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lifted its No Sail Order for ships sailing in U.S. waters. But a new a new Framework for Conditional Sailing Order requires lines to jump through hoops before they can resume sailing.
One requirement is that cruise lines apply for what the a Conditional Sailing Certificate at least 60 days before they want to resume sailing. That means that even if a cruise line applied for a certificate immediately, it wouldn’t be able to sail in U.S. waters until at least Jan. 1 at the earliest.
The announcement comes as COVID-19 cases in both Europe and North America are soaring.
In recent months parts of Europe have had limited sailings by MSC Cruises, Costa Cruises and TUI Cruises. A few of lines in other parts of the world have also resumed limited sailings.
The current surge in Covid-19 cases worldwide, resulting in several countries going into lockdown will inevitable lead to further cancellations.
Since the No Sail Order there has been no cruising in North America since March.