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10 Crew Members Of Aida Cruises Test Positive For Covid-19

Jul 24, 2020

Ten new joiners, members of the crew of AIDA Cruises who were scheduled to board AIDAmar and AIDAblu in Rostock tested positive for Covid-19, reports the German TV and radio station NDR. In a press conference, the news was announced by the State Office for Health and Social Affairs (LAGuS) on Friday. 

NCL’s “Peace of Mind” Health Protocols Gives Insight to the New Safety Protocols for Crew

Jul 23, 2020

Norwegian Cruise Line announced that the company is working on a comprehensive and multi-faceted set of new and enhanced health and safety protocols to address the challenges of the global pandemic. According to the company, these new protocols will be designed to meet or exceed required global public health standards for guests boarding NCL ships as well as the safety of its crew.

P&O Cruises Australia Extends Pause in Operations to October 29th

Jul 23, 2020

P&O Cruises Australia announced the company will extend its pause in operations across Australia and New Zealand to October 29, 2020 in response to the latest impact of the global pandemic. The cruise line said it will extend its pause in operations for an extra 42 days to what had previously been announced.

TUI Cruises Postpones Restart of Mein Schiff 1 - Start Up Team Not Completed

Jul 21, 2020

TUI Cruises is canceling the announced restart of the cruise ship Mein Schiff 1, who was scheduled to resume cruises on July 31, according to the German media. The poplar cruise blog Schiffe und Kreuzfahrten reports that the reason for canceling the first “Blue Cruise” is because the company has a problem bringing back crew on board on time due to global travel restrictions.

Cruise & Maritime Voyages Goes Into Administration

Jul 20, 2020

The British company South Quay Travel & Leisure Ltd. has filed for bankruptcy, this announcement affects the cruise operator Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV), a brand of South Quay Travel. All planned CMV cruises have been canceled.

How will the new normal look like for the cruise ship crew?

Jul 20, 2020

As some of the cruise lines are already making plans to set a small number of cruise ships back in operations and implement new safety protocols in order to do so, many crew members are wondering what the “new normal” will look like for them once they join and assume their daily duties and life back on board.

Costa NeoRomantica Sold to Celestyal Cruises

Jul 16, 2020

The Greek cruise line Celestyal Cruises announced today that the company have entered into agreements with Costa Cruises for the acquisition of Costa NeoRomantica. An agreement with Costa Crociere SpA for the acquisition of the Costa neoRomantica cruise ship on favorable terms has been signed through its subsidiary Louis Group.

Holland America Line Sells 4 Ships, 2 to Join Fred. Olsen Fleet

Jul 16, 2020

As part of the announced plan by Carnival Corporation for “capacity optimization”, Holland America Line has officially announced that four of its ships have been sold and will be transferring to two buyers in the following months

Holland America Line sold two out of four R Class mid-size ships, ms Amsterdam and ms Rotterdam, as well as the remaining Statendam class ships the Rotterdam and Veendam.

Diamond Princess Captain Gennaro Arma Receives Italian Order of Merit

Jul 15, 2020

Captain Gennaro Arma of the Diamond Princess cruise ship received the highest honor of the Italian Republic, the Order of Merit, for his commitment and courage by President Sergio Mattarella. Captain Arma, also known as Gladiator Captain among his crew, has been widely praised for the care and concern he gave to the passengers and crew on the coronavirus-stricken cruise ship that was quarantined in the port of Yokohama. 

Costa Cruises Plans to Re-start Voyages on 7 Ships in 5 Phases

Jul 11, 2020

The Italian cruise line Costa Cruises plans to resume sailings on seven of it’s cruise ships by the end of January 2021. According to the presentation, in the first phase of the plan only Italian guests will board the cruise ships, with limited occupancy and strict health and safety protocols. The first ships to resume cruising will sail round trips to Italian ports and with a possible stop in Valleta, Malta, according to the plan.