Carnival Cruise Line plans to resume some North American cruises starting on August 1 amid the coronavirus pandemic. USA TODAY

Travelers concerned about the future of Norwegian Cruise Line – and their refunds or cruise credits – can breathe a sigh of relief.

A day after the cruise ship operator that threatened its future, its parent company said Wednesday that it has lined up $2.2 billion in new financing that will tide it through the industry-wide shutdown that is devastating business.

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, it will have $3.5 billion at the ready. It said in a statement that it “significantly strengthens the company’s financial position” even if the shutdown were to drag

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