Monday, October 4, 2021
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Cruise Ships

Carnival Plans Loan Sale to Refinance Costly Pandemic Bonds

By Davide Scigliuzzo (Bloomberg) — Carnival Corp. is taking another stab at replacing expensive bonds sold at the onset of the pandemic with a new $1.5 billion loan. The cruise ship...

October 4, 2021
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Friday, September 24, 2021
Cruise Ships

Posting Latest Quarterly Loss, Carnival Says Bookings for 2022 Second Half Above Pre-Pandemic Levels

ept 24 (Reuters) – Carnival Corp said on Friday cruise bookings for the second half of 2022 were ahead of pre-pandemic levels, in a sign the cruise operator expects a...

September 24, 2021
Total Views: 673

Thursday, September 23, 2021
Alaska cruise ship in port
Cruise Ships

Senator Murkowski Introduces Bill to Exempt Large Alaska Cruises from the Passenger Vessel Services Act

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) has officially introduced new legislation today to provide a permanent exemption from the Passenger Vessel Services Act for foreign-flagged cruises to Alaska. The Cruising for...

September 23, 2021
Total Views: 2318

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Cruise Ships

Carnival Corp On Track for Restarting Half Its Fleet By End of October

The world’s largest cruise company is on track to have half of its fleet capacity return to service by the end of October, with plans to return 65% of its...

September 23, 2021
Total Views: 635

Thursday, September 16, 2021
Cruise Ships

U.S. Senator Murkowski Planning Legislation To Permanently Exempt Alaska Cruises From The Passenger Vessel Services Act

U.S. Senator for Alaska Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) has announced new legislation to permanently exempt cruises between the Lower 48 and Alaska from the Passenger Vessel Services Act (PVSA). The Passenger...

September 16, 2021
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Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Cruise Ships

New Battery-Powered Expedition Cruise Ship Named ‘Next to the North Pole’

A newbuild hybrid battery-powered expedition cruise ship belonging to Hurtigruten Expeditions has been named in the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, making history as the northernmost naming ceremony for a passenger...

September 14, 2021
Total Views: 1651

Thursday, September 9, 2021
Andiamo yacht fire
Accidents

Unattended Candles and Inoperable Fire-Detection System Led to Total Loss of $6.3 Million Yacht -NTSB

Candles lit and left unattended in a yacht’s VIP suite caused a fire that resulted in the total loss of the vessel and $480,000 in damage to a Miami marina...

September 9, 2021
Total Views: 13735

Tuesday, September 7, 2021
carnival glory
Cruise Ships

Carnival Charters Cruise Ship to FEMA and New Orleans to Provide Housing for Storm Responders

Carnival Cruise Line has announced an agreement to chartered its ship Carnival Glory to the city of New Orleans and FEMA to provide housing for first responders in the aftermath...

September 7, 2021
Total Views: 1369

Thursday, August 26, 2021
Cruise Ships

Carnival’s Diamond Princess Cruise Ship Delays Return to Sailing to Spring

Aug 25 (Reuters) – The Diamond Princess cruise ship, which became one of the earliest hotbeds for coronavirus infections when the pandemic broke out last year, will delay its return...

August 26, 2021
Total Views: 1229

Tuesday, August 24, 2021
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Cruise Ships

Carnival Vista Passenger Dies from COVID-19

A passenger from the Carnival Vista has died from COVID-19 after several cases – mostly among crew members – were reported on the cruise ship earlier this month. The New...

August 24, 2021
Total Views: 3404

Friday, August 13, 2021
carnival vista
Cruise Ships

Carnival Vista Arrives in Belize with 27 Cases of COVID-19, Mostly Among Crew

A Carnival Cruise Line ship arrived in Belize this week reporting 27 cases of COVID-19, almost all among vaccinated crew members, Belize officials have said. The Carnival Vista called in...

August 13, 2021
Total Views: 2485

Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Cruise Ships

Restarting Cruises Has Become a Game of ‘Operational Whack-a-Mole’

By Fran Golden (Bloomberg) — David Hakimian, 58, an oncologist from the Chicago area, was looking forward to a week of lazy days on Caribbean beaches when he boarded Windstar’s 312-passenger, recently...

August 11, 2021
Total Views: 2073

Monday, August 9, 2021
cruise ships in miami
Cruise Ships

Judge Rules Norwegian Cruise Line Brands Can Require Proof of Vaccines in Florida

By Tom Hals and Jan Wolfe Aug 8 (Reuters) – A U.S. judge has allowed Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. to demand that passengers show written proof of coronavirus vaccination...

August 9, 2021
Total Views: 1196

Friday, August 6, 2021
Cruise Ships

Norwegian Cruise Line Posts Massive Loss

by Praveen Paramasivam (Reuters) Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, whose Encore ship is set to mark the company’s return to sailing from U.S. ports over the weekend, reported a bigger quarterly loss on...

August 6, 2021
Total Views: 1491

Wednesday, August 4, 2021
Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas
Cruise Ships

Royal Caribbean Falls on Earnings Miss, Delta Variant

By Jonathan Levin (Bloomberg) — Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. tumbled after reporting second-quarter results that fell short of Wall Street projections and saying the delta variant of Covid-19 is having a...

August 4, 2021
Total Views: 3213

Radiance at Hubbard Glacier - Alaska
Cruise Ships

Royal Caribbean To Fully Resume Cruises In 2022 Despite Delta Surge In Florida

Royal Caribbean International, which operates the biggest cruise ships in the world, including “Symphony of the Seas,” said on Tuesday it will restart sailing in September, and the complete fleet of ships...

August 4, 2021
Total Views: 1018

Monday, August 2, 2021
destiney-cruise-ships
Cruise Ships

The Cruise-To-Nowhere Trend

By Will Davies (Bloomberg) — Genting Hong Kong Ltd., the operator of giant cruise ships, is piling into the trip-to-nowhere game in its home market, offering “seacations” to Hongkongers who’ve been...

August 2, 2021
Total Views: 1856

Friday, July 30, 2021
adventure of the seas
Cruise Ships

Six Passengers on Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship Test Positive for COVID-19

Royal Caribbean says six passengers on its Adventure of the Seas cruise ship have tested positive for COVID-19 during routine testing. Four of the passengers were vaccinated and were traveling...

July 30, 2021
Total Views: 8086

Thursday, July 29, 2021
cruise ships in miami
Cruise Ships

Florida to Provide Ports with $250 Million in COVID-19 Relief Funds

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Kevin Thibault have announced plans to allocate $250 million in COVID-related financial relief to Florida’s ports. According to a report...

July 29, 2021
Total Views: 601

Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Cruise Ships

China Announces Largest Home-Built Cruise Ship

The Italian classification society RINA has signed an agreement with China’s Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding (SWS) to class the largest cruise ship ever built in China. SeaTrade reports that the ship will be...

July 27, 2021
Total Views: 2495