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  • CDC Issues Framework for Conditional Sailing Order Until November 2021

    10/30/2020 11:01:11 AM PDT · by Capt. Tom · 21 replies
    Cruise Hive ^ | October 30, 2020 | Robert McGillivray
    Cruise News CDC Issues Framework for Conditional Sailing Order Until November 2021 The CDC has today announced that the No-Sail-Order will no longer be in effect from November 1, 2020. Instead, the CDC has announced a framework for a Conditional Sailing Order. While the Industry anticipated the favorable decision, the move can still be described as surprising. Dr. Redfield, the Centres of disease control director, had stated last month he would prefer a No-Sail Order to be in effect until February at the least. This decision comes after months of intense deliberations between the cruise lines, White House, and CDC....
  • CDC Issues Warning Against All Cruise Travel Worldwide

    10/25/2020 8:10:25 AM PDT · by Capt. Tom · 37 replies
    Cruise Hive ^ | Oct 25, 2020 | Robert McGillivray
    While the cruise industry awaited a decision on the No-Sail-Order to be issued, the CDC now recommends that travelers defer all cruise travel worldwide. The decision from the CDC to issue this advice is surprising, to say the least. It will undoubtedly shock the cruise industry, which has been making positive noises in the last weeks about sailing to take place this year. Whether the advice is a precursor to extending the No-Sail-Order remains to be seen, but seems much more likely. What is the CDC saying The CDC has essentially heightened its travel advice from level two to level...

    10/21/2020 6:17:49 PM PDT · by Capt. Tom · 21 replies
    Cruise ship news ^ | Oct. 21, 2020 | Bruce
    Cruise ship news today has cruise lines looking at the possibility of having to cancel all of their sailings out of North America for 2020 and 2021 because they could be sailing at only 30% to 40% occupancy with about 5% of their fleets to start according to a Wall Street analyst. The cruise lines would then re-schedule their itineraries for cruises they could actually deliver on and notify all of their customers when they can take their delayed cruises. There are millions of customers who have booked their cruises from as far back as 2018 for 2020 and 2021...
  • The Reality: Cruises Won’t Resume Properly Until 2021

    10/07/2020 10:19:36 AM PDT · by Capt. Tom · 6 replies
    Cruise Hive ^ | Oct. 7, 2020 | Robert McGillivray
    In a move that can hardly be called surprising anymore, Royal Caribbean has now followed the example set by Norwegian Cruise Line and canceled all cruises in November for all of its ships. The company, which operates cruise lines Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Azamara, and Silverseas, said in a statement: “Our primary goal continues to be a healthy return to service for our guests, crew and the communities we visit, as we work with the CDC and others toward this shared goal, Royal Caribbean Group will be extending the suspension of sailings to include those departing on or before November 30,...
  • Will Cruise Lines Really Resume Operations in November?

    10/06/2020 7:09:21 AM PDT · by Capt. Tom · 33 replies
    Cruise Hive ^ | October 5, 2020 | Robert McGillivray
    We have seen cancellations of cruises time and again over the last six-month period. So who can say for sure that we will be cruising again in November? It’s a difficult question that requires many people, institutions, and companies to come together and make a uniform decision on the future of cruising from the U.S. So let’s have a look at who is involved, and what their standpoints are. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the institution that is ultimately responsible for protecting the American public’s health and safety. The CDC, therefore, has a big say in the...
  • Cruise Line CEO Says “The Cruise Industry is Close to Devastation” in Miami-Dade Meeting

    09/11/2020 10:58:56 AM PDT · by Capt. Tom · 41 replies
    Cruise Hive ^ | Sept. 10, 2020 | Emrys Thakkar
    In a meeting with the Miami-Dade County Tourism and the Ports Committee and cruise lines, CEO’s and Miami-Dade leaders have said the industry is ready to resume operations. There is a push for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) not to extend the “No Sail Order” in the U.S which is currently in place through September 30, 2020.So all the major players in the U.S. had their say and there was definitely a trend that the cruise industry was ready to make a return. It was mainly a message to the CDC to say health measures are just about...
  • Why your favorite cruise line probably isn’t going out of business, despite the COVID shutdown

    09/03/2020 12:34:05 PM PDT · by Capt. Tom · 20 replies
    the Points Guy ^ | Sept. 3, 2020 | Gene Sloan
    Could the end be near for your favorite cruise line? Given that most cruise companies haven’t operated a single voyage in nearly six months, and it’s unlikely that cruising will resume in a meaningful way anytime soon, it’s perfectly reasonable for you to worry about such a thing. But we have some good news ...The three big, publicly traded companies that operate most of the biggest lines, including Royal Caribbean, Carnival Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Line and Princess Cruises, aren’t in imminent danger of sliding into bankruptcy — let alone collapsing completely. Indeed, all three of the companies — Carnival...
  • Cruise operators took a deep bruising from COVID-19, but history says they will recover

    08/28/2020 2:13:48 PM PDT · by Capt. Tom · 18 replies
    MSM ^ | Aug. 28, 2020 | Tom Kilgore
    The cruise industry was among the industries rocked hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic, with many fearing the virus could leave a permanent bruise on a sector with a history of onboard illness outbreaks. But it’s exactly that history that suggests this time won’t be different, and cruising will eventually flourish again. This difficulty in running the business can be viewed as a positive, because it raises the barriers to entry. But more important, like the hotel industry, cruising satisfies a couple of basic human wants, to be social and to get away, and it does both at the same time....
  • How Long Cruise Lines Can Last Without Resuming Cruises

    05/16/2020 11:59:17 AM PDT · by Capt. Tom · 88 replies
    CruiseFever ^ | May 16, 2020 | Ben Souza
    Cruise lines are burning anywhere from $100 million to $1 billion a month as they wait on cruises to resume. Carnival Corporation, Royal Caribbean Cruises, and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings have all raised money to stay afloat during this unprecedented shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s been over two months since the last cruise ship departed from Miami on a revenue sailing. When Navigator of the Seas left Miami for a three night cruise to the Bahamas on March 13, the pause in cruises was originally scheduled to last for 30 days. Although cruise lines have given tentative start...
  • Cruise Ship Adrift Off Seychelles

    02/27/2012 9:52:41 AM PST · by FoxPro · 108 replies · 5+ views
    Voice of America ^ | Monday, February 27th, 2012 at 10:55 am
    An Italian cruise ship with about 1,000 people on board is reported to be adrift off the coast of Seychelles. The Italian coast guard said Monday the Costa Allegra is drifting in the Indian Ocean, between Madagascar and the Seychelles islands. Officials say a fire on board caused the ship's engines to fail. There have been no reports of injuries.
  • Why Cruise Lines are sailing away from California: avoiding high taxes and Mexican violence

    01/26/2011 8:44:55 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 15 replies ^ | JANUARY 26TH, 2011 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    The news that several major Cruise Lines are leaving California and/or cutting back cruises to the “Mexican Riviera” presented a dilemma to the media. The story caught them between two facts, neither of which they wanted to report. They tried quarantining it and smothering the story to mitigate the damage to California’s Democrat, but they had to explain why the lines were leaving the Ports of San Diego and Los Angeles. It was a genuine lose – lose for the steno pool. Nevertheless, here’s the elements of this story not being reported. Why they’re sailing away The first reason the...
  • Government asks cruise lines to house Katrina victims

    08/31/2005 3:36:53 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 39 replies · 845+ views
    Miami Herald online ^ | 8-31-05 | Danner
    Posted on Wed, Aug. 31, 2005 Government asks cruise lines to house Katrina victims BY PATRICK DANNER The federal government today contacted cruise lines, including Miami's Carnival Cruise Lines and Royal Caribbean International, about using cruise ships to house Gulf Coast residents displaced by Hurricane Katrina. No cruise lines reached by The Herald had yet made any decisions whether they would reroute ships to the ravaged areas, however. ''Discussions are going on as we speak between various cruise lines and our [industry] association to determine the best way to respond,'' said Michael Sheehan, a Royal Caribbean spokesman in Miami....
  • Scrapping looms for veteran liner (Norway)

    02/26/2005 6:08:53 AM PST · by franksolich · 24 replies · 1,100+ views
    Aftenposten ^ | February 25, 2005 | not specified
    Scrapping looms for veteran linerTime seems to be running out for the venerable SS Norway. The former liner that helped launch Norwegian shipowners' venture into the cruise industry will reportedly be scrapped if no buyer steps forward by next week.The vessel continues to be owned by Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL), but hasn't sailed since an explosion in its boiler room in 2003. The explosion and fire killed several crew members.Vastly in need of expensive renovation, the vessel has since been berthed at Bremerhaven in Germany. NCL initially announced plans to repair the vessel, but the Associated Press reported Friday that...
  • Carnival Cruise Lines and re-election of Bush (FUN)

    11/09/2004 5:17:06 PM PST · by SheLion · 27 replies · 1,568+ views
    11-09-04 | Mike Bearden
    Carnival Cruise Lines and re-election of BushPosted By: Mike Bearden < Send E-Mail> ( Wednesday, 3 November 2004, at 6:19 p.m.We at Carnival Cruise Lines didn't forget that a lot of entertainers had promised to leave the country if George W.Bush were to be re-elected President.With that in mind, we have a Special Offer for those who still want to keep their promise!Attention: Would Alec Baldwin, Rosie O'Donnell and her wife, Ed Asner, Janeane Garafalo, Whoppi Goldberg, Al Franken, Michael Moore, Cher, Phil Donahue, Rob Reiner(apparently still a "meathead"), Barbara Streisand, Jane Fonda, as well as the entire staffs of...
  • Disney Cruise Line Implements New Emergency Evacuation System

    12/02/2002 10:14:42 AM PST · by Registered · 10 replies · 171+ views
    Registered ^ | 12.02.02 | Reg