Cruises ships are seen docked at Miami port as the tourism industry is affected by the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Miami, Florida, U.S., March 18, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
Nov 2 (Reuters) – Cruise operator Royal Caribbean Group said on Monday it would stop all its cruises through the end of the year, extending previous suspensions, as coronavirus infections continue to increase globally.
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd earlier in the day said it plans to extend the suspension of its cruises starting December through the end of the year.
Royal Caribbean reported negative revenue for the first time last week, as well as a billion-dollar quarterly loss.
Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise had previously set up an expert panel to safely resume operations, as the cruise industry came to a virtual standstill after many vessels became hotbeds of infection and some operators even faced lawsuits for onboard outbreaks. (Reporting by Nivedita Balu in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta)
Update: An update from Carnival Cruise Line late Monday said scheduled cruises in December have been cancelled for its six ships sailing out of Miami and Port Canaveral.
Aug 9 (Reuters) – Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd forecast a loss for the current quarter and revenue below estimates as occupancy rates remained stubbornly below pre-pandemic levels, sending its shares down 12% on Tuesday....
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