This is INSANE.
President Trump just announced that ALL of the cruise lines are being shut down for 30 days. WOW.
The announcement came via Twitter when President Trump tweeted saying:
“At my request, effective midnight tonight, Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, and MSC have all agreed to suspend outbound cruises for thirty days. It is a great and important industry – it will be kept that way!”
Now, it is important to know that this is for future sailings and will include cruises from all the major cruise lines including: Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, and MSC.
People who are currently aboard cruise ships will continue their cruise as planned and will be returned home per their original planned date.
In fact, I heard from a friend (who is on a cruise right now) that they announced it to everyone who is on the ship. And they said that everyone who is on board right now will finish their cruise as planned and disembark when they are supposed to.
If you have a cruise planned within this 30 day time frame, you are encouraged to contact your cruise line. They can assist you with rebooking your vacation or offer you refund options.
I have to say, it’s only a matter of time before our airplanes are grounded as well.