Why Cruise Lines May Have To Sail Without Kids For a While

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When cruising resumes with new protocols in place, there’s a possibility that some lines might wind up doing so with a “No Kids Allowed” policy in place, at least temporarily. Why Those Under 16 Could Prove Problematic Even as you read this, cruise lines are working hard to develop and implement protocols designed to keep […]

Uncharted Waters – Where Carnival Stands After An Unthinkable Year

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Carnival Corporation has released its Form-10K report for fiscal 2020. The annual filing to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission gives a comprehensive summary of a company’s financial performance. For followers of the world’s largest cruise company and the overall industry, it makes for tough reading.  Essentially shut down by the global pandemic since mid-March, […]

Fast-Ferry Service Linking Florida & Bahamas To Restart In February

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Baleària Caribbean’s fast-ferry service between Port Everglades (Fort Lauderdale) and Grand Bahama will resume on February 11 after the Bahamian government approved a restart of the service suspended last July due to a spike in local COVID-19 cases. “I believe it’s going to be a significant step in the recovery of the tourism business in […]

Cruise Line Postpones Return in the Mediterranean

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Following a careful evaluation of the measures in the Italian government’s decree currently enforced in Italy regarding travel, Costa Cruises has decided to postpone the restart of its ships to March 13, 2021. The line doesn’t think that the current set of restrictions will allow its passengers to enjoy the on-shore experience that it would […]

Prominent Cruise Analyst Predicts Cruises Won’t Resume Until At Least Fall

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It seems like yesterday when cruise lines were touting the possibility of test cruises before the end of 2020, after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control lifted its no-sail order on October 30, replacing it with a ‘Conditional Sailing Order’ that came with plenty of conditions. But here we are less than three months later […]

Norwegian Cruise Line Will Now Require All Crew to Be Vaccinated

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Days after Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH) announced it would extend its global cruise suspension through April 30, the owner of cruise brands Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, and Regent Seven Seas Cruises has revealed it will require all crew members to be vaccinated against COVID-19 before resuming work on its ships. “We are exploring […]

Former Princess Cruise Ship Bought By Azamara

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The private equity firm that bought boutique line Azamara from Royal Caribbean Group has announced that it will be adding a ship to the fleet. Sycamore Partners has bought Pacific Princess from Princess Cruises, and plans to add it to Azamara’s three-ship fleet after a massive renovation. She is scheduled to sail her inaugural season with her […]