Seychelles has upgraded an indefinite ban on cruise ships to announce a ban on all calls until 2022. But how does the industry view the future? These are the top 10 cruise brands by market capacity:
Carnival Cruise Line
Some cruises may resume in North America on 1 August.
Royal Caribbean International
Some services aim to resume 12 June.
MSC Cruises has extended a freeze to 10 July.
Norwegian Cruise Line
An extension to 30 June has been announced.
Costa Cruises has extended the voluntary suspension of its cruises to July.
Princess has cancelled its summer season.
AIDA has frozen operations to 30 June.
Royal Caribbean Cruises plans to resume service where it can on 11 June.
Holland America Line
Holland America has extended its freeze of global operations and cancelled all Alaska, Europe and Canada/New England cruises for 2020. In addition, Amsterdam will not operate the 79-day Grand Africa Voyage from Boston, Massachusetts, to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, that was scheduled to depart on 3 October 2020.
Clearly some or even all of these dates may be over-optimistic. But the view of the industry is that this should be kept under continual review.
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