Cruise News Briefs — January 12, 2021
As expected, the company showed a loss of 2.2 billion dollars.
However, the company confirmed that the latest news of vaccines and therapies have instilled more confidence in bookings.
CEO Arnold Donald said bookings for the first part of 2022 are running ahead of 2019’s levels.
The call also revealed that 45 percent of new bookings are first-time cruisers with 55 percent being repeat guests.
Cruise Industry News reported that the Port of Vancouver has started simulating just how fast they can process cruisers and luggage in the age of social distancing.
The port, called Canada place, has also added 40 more check-in counters, more escalators and elevators, and is converting part of the customs hall to a baggage layout area.
In November, Canada extended its ban on cruise ships until Feb. 28, 2021.
A fan favorite cruise director announced over the weekend that she is leaving life at sea for a life onshore.
Carnival Cruise Line Cruise Director Emma pack is following her dream as a teacher and will not be returning to sea.
Even though it’s bittersweet, Emma will remain part of the Carnival Cruise Line family since she is married to mike pack, the cruise director of the upcoming mardi gras.
Emma was with Carnival cruise line for eight years, first holding the cruise director title on carnival spirit in 2015.
Closing Bell for Monday, January 11, 2021
- CCL: 20.14 down 1.6%
- RCL: 72.12 down 1.1%
- NCLH: 24.11 down 1.3%
- Viking Begins Mediterranean Cruises From Malta
- Bimini Island Welcomes First Carnival Cruise Ship
- Disney Will Restart Cruises From Florida in August 2021
- St. Kitts Welcomes Its First Cruise Ship Since Industry Shutdown
- Disney Cruise Line Wants To Base Ship Year-Round At Port Everglades
- Celebrity Cruises Wins 12 Awards From ‘Wine Spectator’ Magazine
- MSC Seashore Kids’ Clubs, Activities Detailed Ahead of Debut
- Alaska Welcomes First Revenue Cruise In Nearly Two Years
- 16 Photos of Half Moon Cay, Bahamas 
- Princess Cruises Announces Discovery Princess Leadership Team