Carnival Cruise Line said on Monday it has extended its pause in operations for North American voyages until Sept. 30, as it determines how to safely resume service amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The cruise line, owned by Carnival Corp ( CCL.N ), had previously said it would resume some voyages on Aug. 1. Industry trade group Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) said on Friday its ocean-going cruise line members, which include Carnival, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd ( RCL.N ), and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd ( NCLH.N ), would voluntarily extend their pause in operations from U.S. ports until Sept. 15. The cruise industry has taken a major hit from the novel coronavirus pandemic, with some of the earliest large clusters of COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the virus, occurring aboard cruise ships in which thousands of passengers and crew were packed in tight quarters. On […]