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Last Big Cruise Line Cancels


Norwegian Cruise Line has decided to give up on bringing its ships to Alaska even in late September and early October, putting an end to any chance of a large cruise ship season in the state.

The other major cruises serving Alaska — Holland America, Carnival, Princess, Disney and Royal Caribbean — had already canceled all their summer 2020 sailings to Alaska. Norwegian had held off canceling the end of its season before becoming the last operator to admit defeat to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Your safety is our #1 priority — both on and off our ships,” the cruise line said in its June 30 announcement, attributing the cancellations to “the current global environment.”

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