Cruise lines extend suspensions amid COVID-19 pandemic

After the coronavirus outbreak quarantined thousands of passengers on massive cruise ships, several cruise line companies are extending their suspensions.

Carnival Cruise Line said Monday it will continue to suspend operations in North America through May 11.

Holland America, a subsidiary of Carnival, said it will extend its suspension of global ship operations through May 14.

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Royal Caribbean has currently suspended global operations through May 11 and Princess Cruise Line has suspended trips until at least May 10.

Norwegian Cruise Line currently plans to lift its suspension on April 12.

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According to the Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering, the virus has infected about 735,560 people worldwide and killed about 34,830. More than 156,380 people have recovered so far.

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