Cruisers should probably hold onto their tickets or call their cruise lines for refunds. According to USA TODAY, amid the latest U.S covid surge and advice from the CDC — cruises are being cancelled by the numbers in wake of the surge as a whole.
“Our first priority is the health and safety of our guests, crew, and the communities we visit,” Norwegian said in a statement.
Norwegian has cancelled near future sailings on at least 8 of its ships against the backdrop of the surge.
The cancelled ships on Norwegian are: the Getaway, Pearl, Sky, Jade, Star, Sun, Spirit, and Pride of America.
Meanwhile Royal Caribbean has also suspended at least 3 of its ships including Symphony of the Seas, Jewel of the Seas, and Serenade of the Seas. The suspensions will last cruise line wide until at least the Spring of this year and may be subject to change.
It’s worth noting that almost all 90 cruise ships currently sailing in US waters all have COVID cases despite vaccination statuses.