Norwegian Unveils COVID-19 Action Plan - Cruise Industry News
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings said in a press statement that prior to the suspension of cruise voyages, the company had begun developing a comprehensive and multi-faceted strategy to enhance its already rigorous health and safety protocols to address the unique public health challenges posed by COVID-19, including enhanced screenings, upgraded cleaning and disinfection protocols and plans for social distancing.
Several of these protocols were put in place prior to the voyage suspension.
The company is consulting with Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and an experienced public health and medical policy expert, as an advisor to provide independent public health counsel as the Company develops the next level of health and safety standards to prepare for the resumption of voyages.
The company said will continue to work with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other federal agencies, public health authorities and national and local governments in areas where it operates to take all necessary measures to ensure the health, safety and security of guests, crew and the communities visited once operations resume.
Reduced Operating ExpensesThe Company anticipates estimated ongoing ship operating expenses and administrative operating costs combined to range from approximately $70 million to $110 million per month during the suspension of operations as a result of the following cost reduction measures:
Meaningfully reducing c....