Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Cruise Ships

Round-the-World Cruises Selling Out More Than a Year in Advance

By Fran Golden (Bloomberg) — After a year of isolation and lockdowns, four months on a ship is looking pretty good to cruise super fans. The Covid-19 pandemic was raging in July when Viking...

March 2, 2021
Total Views: 3709

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Norwegian Cruise Line Stack and Waterslide
Cruise Ships

Royal Caribbean Shares Soar As Bookings Rise On Vaccination News

by Praveen Paramasivam  (Reuters) – Royal Caribbean Group said on Monday it was seeing an uptick in future bookings, following a disastrous year for the cruise operator, as travel enthusiasts...

February 23, 2021
Total Views: 2444

Monday, February 22, 2021
Cruise Ships

Royal Caribbean’s Quarterly Loss Cruises Past $1 Billion

Feb 22 (Reuters) – Royal Caribbean Group lost $1 billion-plus in the fourth quarter as the coronavirus crisis kept its cruise ships ashore, but pointed to strong booking trends for...

February 22, 2021
Total Views: 1402

Monday, February 15, 2021
Cruise Ships

Opinion: The Love Boat, American Style!

By Salvatore R. Mercogliano, Ph.D. – The recent announcement by the Canadian government to suspend all cruise ship visits until February 2022 due to COVID-19 will have a detrimental impact...

February 15, 2021
Total Views: 4796

Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Radiance at Hubbard Glacier - Alaska
Cruise Ships

Canada Bans Cruises Until 2022, Blocking Alaska Trips

By Jonathan Levin and Christopher Palmeri (Bloomberg) — Canada is extending its ban on cruise ships through February 2022 because of Covid-19, effectively shutting down popular summer trips to Alaska for...

February 10, 2021
Total Views: 5508

Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Celebrity Edge Class Cruise Ship
Cruise Ships

COVID19 – Cruise Fanatics Fight To Become Shipboard Guinea Pigs

by Fran Golden (Bloomberg) When Royal Caribbean announced it was looking for volunteers to help test its post-pandemic health and safety protocols, Melody Wiggins was among the first to sign...

February 3, 2021
Total Views: 4832

Friday, January 22, 2021
Accidents

Costa Smeralda Loses Lifeboat in Docking Mishap – VIDEO

One thing about the COVID cruising suspensions is we don’t get as many cruise ships crashing into things. With that in mind, Costa Cruises’ flagship Costa Smeralda was slightly damaged...

January 22, 2021
Total Views: 20509

Cruise Ships

Carnival Cruise Line Extends Sailing Suspension Through End of April

By Jonathan Levin (Bloomberg) — Carnival Corp.’s flagship cruising brand extended its pause on U.S. departures through the end of April and shelved operations in Australia through mid-May amid lingering pandemic...

January 22, 2021
Total Views: 7286

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Cruise Ships

Royal Caribbean to Sell Azamara Brand for $201 Million Cash

Jan 19 (Reuters) – Royal Caribbean Group said it would sell its Azamara line to private equity firm Sycamore Partners for $201 million in cash, to focus more on its...

January 19, 2021
Total Views: 2639

Monday, January 11, 2021
carnival cruise ship
Cruise Ships

Carnival Corp. Reports Nearly $2 Billion Quarterly Loss as Cruise Cancellations Weigh

Jan 11 (Reuters) – Carnival Corp reported a bigger-than-expected preliminary fourth-quarter net loss on Monday as the cruise operator’s business was brought to a virtual standstill by the COVID-19 pandemic....

January 11, 2021
Total Views: 1620

Monday, December 14, 2020
Cruise Ships

Incoming Biden Administration Faces Early Test with Cruise Shipping’s Return

By Lars Erik Taraldsen and Michael Smith (Bloomberg) — The Norwegian cruise line Hurtigruten Group was ready to show the world that ships could be made safe from Covid-19. It outfitted...

December 14, 2020
Total Views: 14255

Cruise Ships

Cruise Company Hurtigruten Hit By ‘Serious’ Cyber Attack

By Victoria Klesty OSLO, Dec 14 (Reuters) – Norwegian cruise company Hurtigruten said it had suffered a serious ransomware cyber attack on Monday and several of its systems are paralysed....

December 14, 2020
Total Views: 2652

Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Cruise Ships

False-Positive COVID Diagnosis Shows Challenges of Cruise Shipping’s Return

By Kyunghee Park (Bloomberg) — A Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. ship on a four-day pleasure trip was forced to return to port in Singapore and confine passengers in their cabins after...

December 9, 2020
Total Views: 3692

Cruise Ships

Singapore’s ‘Cruise-to-Nowhere’ Ends Early Amid COVID Scare

By Chen Lin and Yi Shu Ng SINGAPORE, Dec 9 (Reuters) – A Royal Caribbean “cruise-to-nowhere” from Singapore began disembarking its nearly 1,700 passengers who were confined to their cabins...

December 9, 2020
Total Views: 2356

Sunday, November 22, 2020
Cruise Ships

U.S. CDC Recommends Against All Cruise Ship Travel

Nov 21 (Reuters) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Saturday it recommended that all people avoid cruise ship travel as the risk of COVID-19...

November 22, 2020
Total Views: 4175

Accidents

Update: Passenger Ferry Viking Grace Refloated in Aland Islands

Update: A rescue tug was able to pull the Viking Grace from the rocks early Sunday morning at around 3:40 a.m. The vessel later docked in Mariehamn where passengers were...

November 22, 2020
Total Views: 17593

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Cruise Ships

Carnival Cancels More 2021 Cruises

As it continues to build and implement its plan to meet the requirements of the Framework for Resuming Cruise Ship Operations Order issued on Oct. 30 by the Centers for...

November 18, 2020
Total Views: 3625

Tuesday, November 17, 2020
SEA-DREAM_2 Cruise-shi
Cruise Ships

SeaDream Cancels 2020 Cruising Retrun After COVID-19 Outbreak

By Nora Buli (Reuters) – Norwegian-owned cruise-ship operator SeaDream Yacht Club has canceled all sailing for the remainder of 2020 after positive COVID-19 test results onboard one of its cruises, it said...

November 17, 2020
Total Views: 925

Friday, November 13, 2020
Cruise Ships

SeaDream Halts Caribbean Cruise as More Passengers Test Positive for COVID-19

OSLO, Nov 13 (Reuters) – SeaDream Yacht Club has halted a cruise in the Caribbean following several positive coronavirus tests among passengers, the company said on Friday. The SeaDream I...

November 13, 2020
Total Views: 321

Thursday, November 12, 2020
Cruise Ships

First Cruise Back in Caribbean Has COVID-19 Case On Board

Update: Seadream Halts Cruise as More Passengers Test Positive for Virus Passengers are locked down on board the SeaDream 1 cruise ship after a passenger had tested positive for COVID-19....

November 12, 2020
Total Views: 422