In a gutsy move, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings broke out of the pack by submitting a plan to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to resume operating from US ports in July, with a vaccination mandate for passengers and crew.
2020 compensation for Frank Del Rio ballooned to $36.38m, up from $17.8m the year before.
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings still estimates a 90-day window to get a ship into service, and where depends on seasonality.
US lawmakers asked Canada to consider allowing cruise ship 'technical' stops, and Alaska Rep. Don Young put forward a bill to provide a temporary cabotage waiver.
It may have escaped notice by some that Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings stopped offering future cruise credits 'since fall at least,' President and CEO Frank Del Rio said.
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings turned in a wider than expected fourth quarter loss though revenue was higher than forecast. Bookings have been 'strong' for future periods.
Update adds Cruise Lines International Association's perspective.
Some cruise operators may be able to start their trial sailings in December, however Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings is looking to early January.