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Norwegian Cruise Line, Which Has Weekly Calls to St. Thomas, is at Risk of Going Out of Business

Ernice Gilbert | May 07, 2020

As the novel coronavirus continues to ravage economies the world over, the virus could claim the life of a business that has become an essential part of the Virgin Islands tourism industry. Norwegian Cruise Line, which has calls on St. Croix twice a season and weekly to St. Thomas, said this week that it could go out of business after coronavirus-related restrictions handicapped its operations. The company said in a filing with the Securities Exchange Commission Tuesday that the effect of Covid-19 on its business “raised substantial doubt about the company’s ability to continue as a going concern.” The cruise line said it may need to raise money on unfavorable terms, and if could not raise the funds, it would need to reorganize entirely and even seek bankruptcy protection.  The company's shares were down 20 percent Tuesday during midday trading.…

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