Royal Caribbean CEO Gives Roadmap to Sailing Again [VIDEO]
Royal Caribbean Group’s Chairman and CEO Richard Fain provided a video update to travel partners this week about what his company is doing to get ready for a return to cruising. The company — which includes Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises, Azamara, and Silversea Cruises — has, like the rest of the industry, been under a […]
Breakdown: What US Cruise Lines Have Canceled 2020 Sailings?
What cruises are canceled in 2020? The simple answer is all of them that sail from North America. Major cruise lines began suspending service in the United States in mid-March 2020. From that point on it was very fluid as to when the cruise operators could resume. Decisions for scheduled return to service were made […]
Election 2020: Key West Gives Cruise Industry the Middle Finger
Key West voters have enthusiastically approved three ballot questions that would restrict the number of daily cruise ship visitors, ban vessels carrying more than 1,300 passengers and prioritize docking for cruise lines with the best health and environmental records. It wasn’t close. Voters in the popular Florida port were 63% in favor of limiting daily […]
Cruise Line Now Offering ‘Temporary Residence’
If there was ever a year when people yearned to get away from it all for an extended vacation at sea, this might be it. And despite all the current restrictions on cruising, the opportunity is there, with SeaDream Yacht Club now offering discounts on multiple sailings totaling 28 days or longer. After a successful […]
Disney Cruise Line Cancels Sailings til 2021
On Tuesday, Disney Cruise Line announced it was canceling all sailings through December 31, 2020. Disney is the fourteenth North American cruise line to cancel voyages since Monday. In a statement, the cruise line said, “As we continue to refine our protocols for our eventual return to service, we have decided to cancel all sailings […]
CDC Double Standard: Why Only Single Out the Cruise Industry?
It wasn’t really a surprise when over a dozen cruise lines canceled the rest of their 2020 sailings out of U.S. ports. Even as executives spoke hopefully about welcoming passengers back before the end of the year, most of us knew — somewhere deep down — that it wasn’t going to happen. Yet, it still […]