Cruising’s New Reality: UK Weighs In With Protocols For Industry Restart

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As the international cruise industry battles through the biggest crisis in its 50-year history, the focus has shifted to how it can safely reopen and regain consumer confidence. It’s possible that the first ships will begin sailing from US ports as early as November 1st, though any restart will be measured and phased. Carnival Cruise […]

Third Carnival Corp. Ship Will Resume Cruising This Month

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Since Costa Cruises’ ships Costa Deliziosa and Costa Diadema both had successful returns to cruising last month, the cruise line announced the decision to bring back a third ship to resume sailings in October. The line’s new flagship Costa Smeralda will operate a weeklong itinerary around Italy beginning on October 10. Sailing from Savona, port […]

Why You Could Soon Get Cruise Refunds Quicker

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In the wake of complaints from some consumers about long delays in obtaining refunds for canceled cruises, the Federal Maritime Commission is considering changes to regulations. When cruise lines ceased operations in March, hundreds of thousands of customers were placed in the position of having paid for services they would not receive. This naturally led […]