Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, MSC Cruises cancel more sailings



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It looks like a significant restart to cruising in November is off the table.

Citing the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, three of the world’s biggest cruise lines — Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises and MSC Cruises — late Tuesday canceled all or most of their sailings worldwide through the end of November.

The cancellations came just a day after another big cruise operator, Norwegian Cruise Line, canceled all sailings through the end of November. Several other major brands including Princess Cruises, Holland America and Carnival Cruise Line also have canceled all or most November sailings and even some December sailings.

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Until Tuesday, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity and

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Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, MSC cancel sailings through Nov. 30

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Cruise Lines International Association, which represents 95% of the cruise industry, introduced mandatory requirements to be able to set sail again.

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A week after the CDC extended its “no-sail” order, Royal Caribbean Group and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. have canceled sailings through November, a month past the order’s expiration date. 

On Tuesday, Royal Caribbean Group,  the parent company of  flagship Royal Caribbean International, Azamara, Celebrity Cruises and Silversea Cruises,  announced it was extending its own operational suspension through Nov. 30. 

There was one exception to the cancellation: it is going forward with Hong Kong cruises scheduled for November.

However, Celebrity and Azamara have canceled additional sailings. Celebrity Cruises suspended its full 2020/2021 winter program in Australia and Asia and likewise Azamara canceled its 2020/2021 winter sailings in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and South America, according to a news release on the company’s website.

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More Major Cruise Lines Cancel Sailings Through November

Despite getting the green light from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) — albeit under murky circumstances — several major cruise lines have decided against making the grand return to sailing this November.



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Late Tuesday, three major cruise lines — Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises, and MSC Cruises — canceled all or most of their sailings worldwide through the end of November. This news comes shortly after Norwegian Cruise Line extended its cancellations through the end of November, also impacting itineraries aboard Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises.

These cruise lines join the ranks of other brands such as Princess Cruises and Carnival Cruise Line, which have canceled most of their November sailings and even some itineraries originally slated for December.

A few cruise operators such as MSC Cruises have resumed limited sailings in Europe, but Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Norwegian,

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I believe that they can’t guarantee the reopening of Copamarina, and where would that leave us last minute? We would like to be able to make different plans, where we don’t fear being in the water or in buildings in the region, but in order to do that, we will need a refund from Copamarina Beach Resort & Spa. Can you help us?

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ANSWER: Your desire to cancel your stay in Puerto Rico is understandable.

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3 more major cruise lines cancel sailings until at least December



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You’ll now have to wait until at least December to take a cruise with Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises or Regent Seven Seas Cruises.

The parent company of the three brands, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, on Monday said it would extend its halt to cruise operations through at least Nov. 30.

Until today, the company only had canceled sailings through the end of October.

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The Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings announcement comes just four days after one of the line’s biggest rivals, cruise giant Carnival, canceled most departures through January. Carnival still hopes to operate some sailings in November and December out of just two

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