The Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation has confirmed that as a part of the attempt to contain the spread of COVID-19, the Ministry has received notification that Norwegian Cruise Lines and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines are suspending global services for 30 days.

It is expected that other cruise line companies that also call to Belize will be following this growing trend. The decision of suspension of cruise services was made to prevent the spread of the virus to unaffected populations,  countries, and crews.