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Crew Member Opinion: When will cruising get back to normal?

Jul 07, 2020

Every question about the damage done by the coronavirus and when things will get back to normal for the cruise industry will be hard to answer. The following text is an honest opinion from a crew member sharing his thoughts about the future of cruising.

Crew Member Opinion: When will cruising get back to normal?

Jul 07, 2020

MSC Cruises implements health and safety operational protocol

Jul 07, 2020

After setting up an inter-functional task force composed of in-house experts in the sectors of medical services, public health and sanitation, hotel services, HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning), on-board engineering systems and technology IT and logistics, MSC Cruises also made use of the support of a group of experts from Aspen Medical to further implement its health and safety protocol.

P&O Cruises confirms sale of the cruise ship Oceana

Jul 07, 2020

Carnival UK announced today that their much-loved cruise ship Oceana will leave the P&O Cruises fleet. In a letter sent to all colleagues, business partners, travel agents suppliers, port agents, and guests the company shared the announcement that the cruise ship has been sold to undisclosed buyers.

Virgin Voyages' Scarlet Lady Arrives in Genoa to Complete Crew Repatriation

Jul 06, 2020

Today, July 6, Scarlet Lady arrived at her birthplace Genoa, Italy, where the ship will spent the next 20 days at the Fincantieri shipyard for routine maintenance work. During this time some of the remaining crew onboard will be repatriated. Virgin Voyages announced on June 24, that Scarlet Lady left her home port Miami for “a quick trip across the Atlantic to help us make sure more Crew can make it home safely and get things shipshape before setting sail this Fall.”

Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Line announce partnership to develop enhanced health and safety standards

Jul 06, 2020

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. announced a partnership to create the “Healthy Sail Panel,” a team of cross-disciplinary experts enlisted to guide the cruise industry’s way forward in response to COVID-19.

Odyssey of the Seas moves 150 meters to make way for AIDA Cosma

Jul 06, 2020

The German shipyard Meyer Werft has released a few photos from the construction site of Odyssey of the Seas at Papenburg that show the giant cruise ship was moved about 150 meters. Odyssey of the Seas is now positioned just in front of the gate in Hall 6 of the Meyer Werft shipyard.

Costa Mediterranea Heading to Singapore After Completing Crew Repatriation in Manila Bay

Jul 03, 2020

With the disembarkation of the last group of Italian crew and supervisors which was finalized yesterday, the cruise ship Costa Mediterranea has finally completed repatriation of all crew members on board. After disembarking the Indonesian crew in Jakarta, Costa Mediterranea arrived in Manila Bay on June 22, to repatriate around 700 Filipino crew. 

ITF and Global Cruise Lines reach an agreement to repatriate the CMV crew members over the coming days

Jul 02, 2020

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and Global Cruise Lines have reached an agreement to ensure that the crew stranded on the CMV ships continue to be repatriated over the coming days.

Aida Cruises extends cruise cancellations through end of August

Jul 02, 2020

The German-based cruise operator Aida Cruises announced today they will extend voluntary pause of their sailings until August 31, 2020.

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