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Articles tagged “cruise industry”

Coronavirus

A Return to Sailing Still in Flux for Major Cruise Lines as Grim New Reality Sets In

While cruise companies grapple with another no sail order extension from the U.S., offering up clear communication about heightened health protocols could steer the industry into a better position with regulators.

A Return to Sailing Still in Flux for Major Cruise Lines as Grim New Reality Sets In

Coronavirus

Cruise Ships More Popular Than Ever in One Part of Turkey: The Scrapyard

The junkyard may be the only place where cruise ships are making money these days.

Cruise Ships More Popular Than Ever in One Part of Turkey: The Scrapyard

Coronavirus

Canada’s Large Cruise Ship Ban Extended Until Oct. 31

Fall foliage cruises through Canada are essentially a no-go this season due to the latest extension of a large cruise ship ban because of coronavirus.

Canada’s Large Cruise Ship Ban Extended Until Oct. 31

Coronavirus

Carnival Faces U.S. Congressional Investigation Into Its Coronavirus Response

Carnival's recent loans gave it about six months of breathing room to survive without almost no bookings. It needs to act decisively if it wants to restore public confidence in time to avoid an even larger crisis.

Carnival Faces U.S. Congressional Investigation Into Its Coronavirus Response

Coronavirus

Why Lawmakers Are So Uneasy About Giving the Cruise Industry a Bailout

Corporate bailouts are never popular with the average voter. But bailing out the cruise industry — which goes out of its way to avoid paying U.S. federal taxes — is proving a particularly hard case to make as the travel industry appeals to Congress for help.

Why Lawmakers Are So Uneasy About Giving the Cruise Industry a Bailout

Airlines

White House Will Hold Talks With U.S. Cruise and Airline Executives on Coronavirus Risk

Don't worry, U.S. airlines and cruise ship companies. Demand is dropping like a rock. But Mike Pence is on the case. What could go wrong?

White House Will Hold Talks With U.S. Cruise and Airline Executives on Coronavirus Risk

Tourism

Taiwanese Passengers Freed From Quarantined Diamond Princess Cruise Ship

After a nightmarish two weeks in quarantine following the coronavirus outbreak, passengers are finally disembarking the Diamond Princess cruise ship off Japan. Hopefully the cruise industry has learned from this debacle. The question is not if something of this nature will happen again, but when.

Taiwanese Passengers Freed From Quarantined Diamond Princess Cruise Ship

Tourism

Myanmar Looks for a Second Chance and 8 Other Top Tourism Stories This Week

This week in tourism news, after decades of isolation, Myanmar finally opened up to tourists, only to scare them off as it perpetrated genocide against its Rohingya minority. Today, Myanmar has real potential to become a thriving destination again, but only if it can overcome its tendency to enflame ethnic tension. Plus, cruise lines are investing in new experiences on private islands.

Myanmar Looks for a Second Chance and 8 Other Top Tourism Stories This Week

Tourism

Cuba Is Attracting More Cruise Visits as Traditional Travel Gets Complicated

While Americans lost some of the ability to explore Cuba on their own due to restrictions put in place by the Trump administration, cruise ships are offering organized trips approved by the U.S. government. That seems to be working out well for operators, who are eager to increase their presence in the destination.

Cuba Is Attracting More Cruise Visits as Traditional Travel Gets Complicated

Cruises

3 Big Challenges Cruise Lines Still Have to Overcome in China

China has been full of ups and downs as the cruise industry has grown its presence in the market. Identifying the cause of the downs — and taking steps to manage the factors that can be controlled — should help operators find stability.

3 Big Challenges Cruise Lines Still Have to Overcome in China