Royal Carribean Group, and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings have become the latest cruise companies to extend their suspension of sailings into 2021.
The following adjustments are being made to upcoming itineraries
- Royal Caribbean International:
- Most global sailings suspended through Feb. 28, 2021
- Australia sailings suspended through April 30, 2021
- Spectrum of the Seas China sailings suspended through Jan. 20, 2021
- Quantum of the Seas is resuming service in Singapore
- Celebrity Cruises:
- All global sailings suspended through Feb. 28, 2021
- South America sailings suspended through April 7, 2021
- Silversea Cruises:
- Suspended through April 1, 2021, except for the Feb. 6, 2021 sailing of Silver Origin
- Suspended sailings through March 20, 2021
“While we continue to work with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and government authorities around the world toward the shared goal of safely returning to cruising, Royal Caribbean Group will be extending the suspension of some sailings,” Royal Caribbean Group said in a statement.
Royal Caribbean back at sea in Singapore
Earlier this week Royal Caribbean International’s Quantum of the Seas resumed cruises for Singapore residents in the first Royal Caribbean cruise anywhere on the globe since the industry was shut down in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The “Cruise to Nowhere” is a 3-4 night trip titled Ocean Getaways and is available to Singapore residents only and is travelling at 50 percent capacity.
Passengers were required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test 72 hours before boarding and will have to take a rapid antigen test at the cruise terminal at the end of the voyage.
Passengers had their temperature screened at the terminal, and in accordance with the Royal Caribbean health and safety protocol will have to practice social distancing, wear facemasks, and undergo daily temperature checks during the voyage.
All Norwegian Cruise Line sailings suspended through March 2021
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, which operates the Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands also announced Wednesday that it was extending its previously announced suspension of global cruise voyage.
The suspension now includes all voyages on Norwegian Cruise Line embarking between January 1 through February 28 and select voyages in March 2021 and all voyages on Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises embarking between January 1 through March 31, 2021.
Carnival Corporation brands have also extended the suspension of sailings through March 2021.