Cruise Radio News Briefs — February 26, 2021 [VIDEO]

Cayman Islands May Limit Cruise Ships Post-Pandemic

The Premier of the Cayman Islands has announced that the country will likely limit its number of cruise ships when cruising resumes.

Previously, he also announced that ships will likely not be allowed to port there until 2022.

He did stress that the country is not abandoning cruise tourism, saying that it will “cap the numbers so that our current system can accommodate them in a better way — and the experience for those who do visit can be better.”

STORY: Grand Cayman Considers Limiting Number of Cruise Visitors

Disney Cancels More Sailings

Disney Cruise Line has now canceled all Disney Dream and Fantasy sailings through May, as well as Disney Magic cruises through July.

May voyages to Alaska aboard Disney Wonder have also been canceled.

Booked passengers who have paid in full can choose between a 125 percent Future Cruise Credit or a full refund.

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Reports 4th Quarter Losses

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings had its end of the year and 4th quarter earnings call on Thursday morning. For 2020, the company lost $2.4 billion, compared to $1.1 billion in profit it brought in the year prior. 

In the fourth quarter the company spent $190 million per month in operating expenses, $15 million of that was relaunch expenses. 

CEO Frank Del Rio said that he is looking at a 90 day window to restart cruises once the industry gets technical guidance from the CDC.

STORY: Norwegian Predicts Cruise Surge Once Cleared by CDC

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