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  1. (2:55 p.m. EDT) -- Princess Cruises has been largely exonerated by the New South Wales (NSW) government in Australia in a report into the handling of the Ruby Princess disembarkation in Sydney on March 19. The report, issued on August 14 by Commissioner Brett Walker, found a litany of "serious mistakes" were made by NSW Health including ... View the full article
  2. (6:05 p.m. EDT) -- Rapid COVID-19 testing is emerging as a likely strategy, as lines look to tweak health and safety protocols in order to resume sailings. Speaking to investors on its second-quarter earnings call, Royal Caribbean president and CEO Michael Bayley stated that rapid testing for COVID-19 is something the line is seriously considering ... View the full article
  3. (6:05 p.m. EDT) -- Rapid COVID-19 testing is emerging as a likely strategy, as lines look to tweak health and safety protocols in order to resume sailings. Speaking to investors on its second-quarter earnings call, Royal Caribbean president and CEO Michael Bayley stated that rapid testing for COVID-19 is something the line is seriously considering ... View the full article
  4. (11:30 a.m. EDT) -- CroisiEurope is the first river cruise line to allow passengers from different nationalities to join its sailings, which resumed last month in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Cruise Critic is onboard the 174-passenger Cyrano de Bergerac on a five-night wine themed itinerary through the wine region of Bordeaux. With a 70 ... View the full article
  5. (11:30 a.m. EDT) -- CroisiEurope is the first river cruise line to allow passengers from different nationalities to join its sailings, which resumed last month in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Cruise Critic is onboard the 174-passenger Cyrano de Bergerac on a five-night wine themed itinerary through the wine region of Bordeaux. With a 70 ... View the full article
  6. (10:55 a.m. EDT) -- None of the UnCruise Adventures' passengers or crew who were quarantined in Alaska after a positive COVID-19 test from a guest scrapped the cruise -- and the rest of the small ship line's season -- has tested positive for the virus, the line has reported. The containment of the virus through the line's rapid response shows ... View the full article
  7. (10:55 a.m. EDT) -- None of the UnCruise Adventures' passengers or crew who were quarantined in Alaska after a positive COVID-19 test from a guest scrapped the cruise -- and the rest of the small ship line's season -- has tested positive for the virus, the line has reported. The containment of the virus through the line's rapid response shows ... View the full article
  8. (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
  9. (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
  10. (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
  11. (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
  12. (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
  13. (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
  14. (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
  15. (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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. (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
  19. (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
  20. (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
  21. (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
  22. (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
  23. (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
  24. (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
  25. (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
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