CDC Extends Cruise Ship Ban Through October 2020

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The struggling cruise industry took another blow late Wednesday night as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) extended their no-sail order for another 30 days. While the previous order expired on September 30, the new one extends to October 31, 2020. READ: Carnival Cancels Most, But Not All Cruises, in 2020  Why […]

Princess Takes Delivery Of Fifth Royal-Class Cruise Ship

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After months of delay, Princess Cruises took delivery of its brand new Royal-class cruise ship Enchanted Princess on Wednesday afternoon. Enchanted Princess is the 100th cruise ship built by Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri. During a virtual event held at the shipyard, the ship was handed over to the cruise line with executives on hand from Fincantieri Monfalcone […]

Cruise With Confidence: Royal Caribbean Group Extends Program

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Cruise lovers are eager to return to the seas, but many may be still holding back due to the current landscape. Royal Caribbean Group, the parent company of Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Silversea and Azamara, is doing its part to ease concerns by extending the popular “Cruise With Confidence” program through November 30, 2020 for all […]

False Alarm: Multiple Re-Tests Confirm No Virus on Cruise Ship

The cruise industry is breathing a big sigh of relief after multiple re-tests found no trace of the virus aboard TUI Cruises’ Mein Schiff 6.  On Monday, Greek authorities reported that a dozen crew members had tested positive for the virus. It was terrible news for both the line, which has taken extreme health and […]