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Cruise Radio News Briefs — March 10, 2021 [VIDEO]

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Carnival Says Nassau Needs to Reinvent Itself

After a Carnival executive suggested that Nassau needs to essentially reinvent itself, the country’s Minister of Tourism has pushed back.

In a discussion with The Tribune, a senior VP at Carnival Cruise Line said that Nassau needs more activities for visitors. 

The Bahamas Minister of Tourism shot back, saying that cruise lines need to stop marking up excursions so much that guests don’t see the value, and added that cruise lines need to work with the destination, not against it.

STORY: Carnival Cruise Line’s Advice to Nassau Leads to Push-Back

Cruises Could Begin in U.K. By Mid-May

The United Kingdom has suggested that cruises between British ports could begin as early as May 17.

For these domestic coastal sailings, crew will need to be tested and quarantine for two weeks on the ship before the first revenue cruise can begin. 

Recently Princess, P&O, and Hurtigruten have all announced sailings for this summer along the British coast.

STORY: U.K. Gets Green Light to Start Cruises in May

Three Cruise Lines Cancel More Cruises

Three more cruise lines have announced a further suspension in sailings.

Aside from Odyssey of the Seas cruises from Israel and sailings in Asia, Royal Caribbean has now canceled voyages through May 31, and Holland America has extended its suspension in Europe, canceling sailings there through June 30. 

Princess Cruises has also canceled a variety of sailings through June 30, including those in the Caribbean and Mediterranean.

STORIES: Royal Caribbean Cancels Most Cruises Through May 2021 and Holland America and Princess Cancel More Select Cruises in 2021

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