Royal Caribbean, NCL, Costa Cruises suspend operations due to coronavirus pandemic

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Royal Caribbean Cruises and Norwegian Cruise Lines are both suspending all cruises for the next 30 days. The decision comes as officials recommend people forgo taking cruises during the coronavirus outbreak.

Royal Caribbean says the suspension will start at midnight between Friday night and Saturday morning.

It says international cruises will continues to operate and ships already at sea will finish their itineraries.

The suspension is also effective immediately for Miami-based Norwegian Cruise Lines for voyages with embarkation dates from March 13 through April 11, 2020.

NCL also owns Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Oceania Cruises and ships in those fleets are also affected.

Costa Cruises also announced on Friday that it will voluntary put on hold the global operations of ships, impacting voyages through April 3. The company has already suspended cruises in the Mediterranean.

Cruises currently underway will end their current cruise only to allow guests to disembark and return to their home.

Affected customers will receive a voucher for a future cruise credit.

Read more via CBS

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