The Norwegian Cruise Line Norwegian Bliss cruise ship passes through John Hopkins Inlet in Glacier Bay, Alaska, July 11, 2019.
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Norwegian Cruises announced the immediate suspension of global operations until April 11 and Royal Caribbean said it is suspending U.S. cruises for 30 days. The announcements follow the news Thursday that Carnival‘s Princess Cruises is suspending global operations until May 10, which sent the stock down over 30%.
All three major publicly traded cruise companies have now suspended at least some operations as the COVID-19 pandemic that’s infected over 137,445 and killed at least 5,088 people across the world roils the travel industry. The cruise industry has been hit particularly hard, with outbreaks of the virus occurring among passengers and crew on…