Pandemic Sees Rivals Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Team Up

They've convened a health and safety panel ahead of cruises resuming in September

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Despite competing for cruisers out at sea, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Line are teaming up to help throw their industry a life preserver during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Announced this morning, and first reported by The Washington Post, the cruise lines are leading the creation of a health and safety panel aimed at helping the cruising industry recover and set new cleanliness standards as it looks to resume voyages following the industrywide pause that began in March.

“We compete for the vacationing consumer’s business every day, but we never compete on health and safety standards,” said Frank Del Rio, president and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, which also operates Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises.



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