“In addition, we have proactively implemented several preventive measures to reduce the potential exposure and transmission of COVID-19 and to protect the health, safety, well-being and well-being of our guests and crew. These measures include improved pre-boarding and embarkation health protocols that are above normal operating procedures. We refuse to board any guest and crew who have traveled, visited or passed through airports in China, including Hong Kong and Macao, within 30 days of boarding, regardless of nationality. The standard incubation period recognized by the WHO and US CDC for this virus is 14 days. Guests who are denied boarding will be refunded when they provide proof of travel. For all guests, we will continue standard health reporting and assessment before boarding. All guests who become symptomatic undergo medical assessments prior to boarding, including, but not limited to, temperature checks if deemed necessary. Any guest who shows symptoms of any respiratory illness while on board will undergo an additional examination at our ship’s medical center and may be subject to potential quarantine and disembarkation. We implemented additional cleaning and disinfection protocols on all trips. These protocols will be implemented in accordance with the existing strict sanitary standarde ”point out in the statement and add that at the moment there are no significant restrictions on travel outside Asia and that they will continue to closely monitor the situation and consult with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). actions as needed. CEO Frank Del Rio said the company decided to take this radical step by canceling its cruises to Asia because it did not want to repeat what happened to the Diamond Princess, a cruise ship that had multiple coronavirus cases and quarantined more than 3.700 passengers and crew. . “The safety and well-being of our guests and crew is our number one priority. We are aware of new travel advice recently issued by the US State Department. We are closely monitoring the situation and out of caution, and as a result of uncertainty about entering the port and the availability of connections to various destinations in Asia, we have previously made the decision to cancel all trips to Asia through our three brands. A total of 40 voyages were canceled, modified or diverted, including 24 voyages on the Norwegian Cruise, 10 on Oceania cruises and 6 on Regent Seven Seas cruises. Following these changes, we do not have any vessels deployed in Asia until the end of the third quarter of 2020. ” a Norwegian Cruise Line spokesman said in a statement. Also the virus forced them to cancel, modify or redirect 40 trips to all three of their brands and provide compensation to customers. Twenty-one canceled trips to Asia on his cruise ship, the Norwegian Spirit, have diverted him to the eastern Mediterranean for the summer of 2020. It is expected that part of these arrangements will end up on our coast as well. Source and photo: Norwegian Cruise Line Any guest or crew who has traveled to China, Hong Kong or Macau in the past 30 days, regardless of nationality, is not allowed to board Norwegian vessels. They also point out that it is too early to fully take into account the effects of coronaviruses on their business.