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Norwegian Cruise Line announced on Thursday that all the Asia trips would be cancelled in the third quarter of 2020 in the midst of the worries over the ongoing COVID-19-the battle.
“Out of an abundance of caution, and, as a result of the uncertainty around the harbor entry and berthing availability in the various countries in the Asia pacific, the Company has made a prudent decision to cancel all trips to Asia across the three brands,” Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has confirmed in a press release issued to the investors.
PRINCESS CRUISES TO CANCEL DOZENS OF TOURS IN ASIA
A total of 40 routes, all three of the NCL’s notice shall be cancelled, modified or re-implemented, including a 24-planned for Norwegian Cruise Line to 10 for the Oceania Cruises ship, and six more on the Regent Seven Seas Cruises.
The Norwegian Spirit, who is supposed to have sailed to 21, the canceled tours, will be transferred to the Eastern Mediterranean sea during the summer of 2020, with a “very, very short booking window,” according to the press release.
The Norwegian Spirit can be seen here, in Spain, in 2018, will be transferred to the Eastern Mediterranean, next to those of its canceled routes to Asia.
“As a result of these changes, the Company did not have any ships deployed in Asia pacific by the end of the third quarter of 2020,” NCL is mentioned.
AT LEAST 11 OF EVACUEES FROM THE PRINCESS OF THE “DIAMOND” OF A POSITIVE TEST RESULT FOR THE COVID-19
In addition to the cancellations, NCL said it has carried out a number of preventive measures, in the middle of the corona virus disease outbreak, including enhanced pre-boarding and on-board of health representative.” It is also illegal for anyone on board of their ships as they traveled to China, Hong Kong and Macau, within the last 30 days.
NCL is the only one of the many cruise lines, and the implementation of enhanced screening, or to change or cancel itineraries due to the ongoing outbreak of the COVID or 19, according to the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), which employs the majority of the world’s largest cruise operators, and community members.
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“The health and safety of the cruise passengers and crew members has been and continues to be the number one priority of CLIA and its member lines, which together account for more than 90% of all ocean-going cruise capacity worldwide, with the” CLIA, wrote in a press release dated Feb.19.
The CLIA guidance to its members, including NCL, Carnival, Royal Caribbean, TUI, Celebrity, MSC, Holland America, Disney Cruises, amongst many others, it is certain that passengers flying to, from, through, or out of, China, Hong Kong and Macau, within the last 14 days will be refused, and the people who have had contact with a person who is suspected to be one of the COVID-19.
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The novel corona virus that was first detected in Wuhan, China, had claimed the lives of more than 2,200, and sickened more than 75,000 on Friday morning.