Cruise Lines Extend Suspension of Cruises

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

Belize City, Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Earlier this month all cruise lines announced that they would pause operations for 30 days. However, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, many of the major cruise lines have pushed back their starting date to resume operations. The following updates have been provided thus far:
• Carnival Cruise Line – all cruises suspended until May 11, 2020.
• Norweigan Cruise Line – all cruises suspended until the second week of May 2020.
• MSC Cruises – suspension of cruises extended through to May 29, 2020.
• Royal Caribbean Cruises – suspension of sailings of their global fleet extended to May 12, 2020, with some exceptions.
• Disney Cruise Lines – suspension of cruises extended through April 28, 2020.
• Holland America – pause in operations extended for an additional 30 days.
• Cunard Line – pause in operations extended up to and including May 15, 2020.
• P&O – pause in operations extended up to and including May 15, 2020.

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The Belize Tourism Board renews its commitment to keep stakeholders informed, as this situation continues to evolve.

About the Belize Tourism Board
The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) is a statutory body within the Belize Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, and
it is governed by a Board of Directors appointed by the Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation. The BTB works in
conjunction with members of the private sector – including the Belize Hotel Association, Belize Tourism Industry
Association and Belize National Tour Operators Association – and is dedicated to building tourism in the most
economically and environmentally sustainable manner. As a part of its responsibilities, the BTB promotes Belize as a premier tourism destination to both in-country and international consumers. Among its outreach to the international travel market, the BTB markets the country’s unique attractions to travelers, members of the travel trade industry and media outlets in key markets.
The BTB is also dedicated to developing and implementing tourism programs that will help strengthen and grow the
Belizean tourism industry; promote good destination stewardship, and instill high-quality standards for
accommodations and travel experiences. For more information on the BTB and its services, visit


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