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  1. (5:15 p.m. EDT) -- More cruise lines have begun cancelling their entire 2020 sailing schedule as the global COVID-19 health pandemic continues to affect travel around the world. On Wednesday, Viking became the latest line to suspend its entire 2020 sailing schedule, cancelling all ocean and river cruises through December 31, 2020. "On March ... View the full article
  2. (11:47 a.m. EDT) -- There are indications that Blount may be shuttering its cruising arm, Blount Small Ship Adventures, after the line's three vessels were listed as being for sale on a popular commercial maritime website. A sponsored post on the popular gCaptain website shows the three Blount vessels -- Grande Mariner, Grande Caribe and Niagara ... View the full article
  3. (11:47 a.m. EDT) -- There are indications that Blount may be shuttering its cruising arm, Blount Small Ship Adventures, after the line's three vessels were listed as being for sale on a popular commercial maritime website. A sponsored post on the popular gCaptain website shows the three Blount vessels -- Grande Mariner, Grande Caribe and Niagara ... View the full article
  4. (2 p.m. EDT) -- Royal Caribbean Group released its second-quarter earnings results on Monday, detailing a net loss of $1.6 billion and announcing that most newbuild projects will be delayed by approximately 10 months. The Group, which counts Azamara, Celebrity, Royal Caribbean and Silversea among its portfolio of cruise line brands, also gave an ... View the full article
  5. (2:15 p.m. EDT ) -- It's been a discouraging week for cruisers, with COVID-19 cases popping up on the few small ship and international lines that have resumed service. Norway, where cruising had re-emerged first from the pandemic, has put a two-week docking ban on ships with more than 100 people after Hurtigruten spawned an outbreak that is now ... View the full article
  6. (2 p.m. EDT) -- Royal Caribbean Group released its second-quarter earnings results on Monday, detailing a net loss of $1.6 billion and announcing that most newbuild projects will be delayed by approximately 10 months. The Group, which counts Azamara, Celebrity, Royal Caribbean and Silversea among its portfolio of cruise line brands, also gave an ... View the full article
  7. (2:15 p.m. EDT ) -- It's been a discouraging week for cruisers, with COVID-19 cases popping up on the few small ship and international lines that have resumed service. Norway, where cruising had re-emerged first from the pandemic, has put a two-week docking ban on ships with more than 100 people after Hurtigruten spawned an outbreak that is now ... View the full article
  8. CroisiEurope has resumed sailings through the French wine region of Bordeaux -- and confirmed British passengers will be welcome back onboard from next month. Europe's largest river cruise line operates more than 50 ships and canal barges, is already offering sailings to people living in mainland Europe. To date, other lines -- including ... View the full article
  9. CroisiEurope has resumed sailings through the French wine region of Bordeaux -- and confirmed British passengers will be welcome back onboard from next month. Europe's largest river cruise line operates more than 50 ships and canal barges, is already offering sailings to people living in mainland Europe. To date, other lines -- including ... View the full article
  10. (05:20 a.m. EDT) -- Costa Cruises has been given the go ahead to restart cruises by the Italian government. The Carnival Corp.-owned line announced that it had been "given the authorization to cruise" by the Italian authorities and said it would announce its full program of itineraries shortly. The news comes just days after MSC Cruises ... View the full article
  11. (05:20 a.m. EDT) -- Costa Cruises has been given the go ahead to restart cruises by the Italian government. The Carnival Corp.-owned line announced that it had been "given the authorization to cruise" by the Italian authorities and said it would announce its full program of itineraries shortly. The news comes just days after MSC Cruises ... View the full article
  12. (12:15 p.m. EDT) -- MSC Cruises has been given the green light by Italian authorities to resume limited cruises in the Mediterranean this month aboard MSC Grandiosa and MSC Magnifica. MSC's flagship, MSC Grandiosa, will return to service on August 16, offering voyages to the Western Mediterranean from Genoa. The slightly-smaller MSC Magnifica ... View the full article
  13. (12:15 p.m. EDT) -- MSC Cruises has been given the green light by Italian authorities to resume limited cruises in the Mediterranean this month aboard MSC Grandiosa and MSC Magnifica. MSC's flagship, MSC Grandiosa, will return to service on August 16, offering voyages to the Western Mediterranean from Genoa. The slightly-smaller MSC Magnifica ... View the full article
  14. (1:05 p.m. EDT) -- Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH) President and CEO Frank Del Rio announced it has no plans to sell any of its ships from its three cruise brands, as a result of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. "We absolutely have no plans to divest of any of our vessels," Del Rio said during NCLH's second quarter earnings call ... View the full article
  15. (5:40 p.m. EDT) -- Princess Cruises has announced it will cancel all sailings aboard the 2,670-passenger Diamond Princess throughout Japan and Asia between October 2021 and April 2022, in favor of redeploying the ship to a new destination. Princess announced the ship will instead set sail for a maiden season in another part of the world, though ... View the full article
  16. (5:40 p.m. EDT) -- Princess Cruises has announced it will cancel all sailings aboard the 2,670-passenger Diamond Princess throughout Japan and Asia between October 2021 and April 2022, in favor of redeploying the ship to a new destination. Princess announced the ship will instead set sail for a maiden season in another part of the world, though ... View the full article
  17. (4:19 p.m. EDT) -- Carnival Cruise Line has further reduced the likelihood of Carnival Fascination and Carnival Imagination returning to service for the line after the ships disappeared from an organizational flyer, updated in August 2020, showing the line's various classes of vessels. Carnival Corporation & plc, the parent company of Carnival ... View the full article
  18. (4:19 p.m. EDT) -- Carnival Cruise Line has further reduced the likelihood of Carnival Fascination and Carnival Imagination returning to service for the line after the ships disappeared from an organizational flyer, updated in August 2020, showing the line's various classes of vessels. Carnival Corporation & plc, the parent company of Carnival ... View the full article
  19. (10:50 a.m. EDT) -- The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has announced it will be extending its voluntary suspension of U.S. cruise operations for all member lines until at least October 31, 2020. It is the third time that CLIA has issued a voluntary suspension of sailing notice, following the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and ... View the full article
  20. (10:50 a.m. EDT) -- The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has announced it will be extending its voluntary suspension of U.S. cruise operations for all member lines until at least October 31, 2020. It is the third time that CLIA has issued a voluntary suspension of sailing notice, following the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and ... View the full article
  21. (11: 45 p.m. EDT) -- The first U.S. cruise to set sail since the COVID-19 pandemic began will cut short its voyage return to the port of Juneau, Alaska, after a passenger received notification they had tested positive for the virus. UnCruise Adventures' Wilderness Adventurer, which left Juneau on Saturday for a weeklong cruise with 37 passengers ... View the full article
  22. (11: 45 p.m. EDT) -- The first U.S. cruise to set sail since the COVID-19 pandemic began will cut short its voyage return to the port of Juneau, Alaska, after a passenger received notification they had tested positive for the virus. UnCruise Adventures' Wilderness Adventurer, which left Juneau on Saturday for a weeklong cruise with 37 passengers ... View the full article
  23. (5 p.m. EDT) -- New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has poured cold water over the idea of a Trans-Tasman travel "bubble" between New Zealand and Australia, according to reports in the Sydney Morning Herald. While New Zealand has managed to go over three months without a case of COVID-19 with no known source, the Australian city of ... View the full article
  24. (5 p.m. EDT) -- New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has poured cold water over the idea of a Trans-Tasman travel "bubble" between New Zealand and Australia, according to reports in the Sydney Morning Herald. While New Zealand has managed to go over three months without a case of COVID-19 with no known source, the Australian city of ... View the full article
  25. (2:15 p.m. EDT) -- In anticipation of a limited restart of cruising later this month in the Mediterranean, MSC Cruises gave more details of their health and safety protocols Tuesday, which are shaping up to be among the most sweeping and innovative that the cruise industry has seen so far. Speaking on a conference call with media, MSC CEO Gianni ... View the full article
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