Articles tagged “cruises”

Embattled Carnival CEO Boasts the Cruise Giant’s Universal Covid Tests Are Unmatched in Travel

Embattled Carnival CEO Boasts the Cruise Giant’s Universal Covid Tests Are Unmatched in Travel

Matthew Parsons, Skift

Initial test sailings in Italy have boosted the cruise company's confidence. The U.S. will no doubt be watching Carnival's next sailings in Germany with interest.

2 weeks ago

Royal Caribbean Says U.S. Infection Rate Will Determine When Cruises Can Resume

Royal Caribbean Says U.S. Infection Rate Will Determine When Cruises Can Resume

Rosie Spinks, Skift

All of the cruise lines are working hard to figure out how they can sail safely. But executives on Royal Caribbean's second quarter earnings call seemed to acknowledge something else: a lot depends on what the virus itself has in store in its largest market.

3 months ago

Asia’s Genting Cruise Lines to Offer Short Sailings Without Any Stops in Ports

Asia’s Genting Cruise Lines to Offer Short Sailings Without Any Stops in Ports

Xinyi Liang-Pholsena, Skift

Unlike North America and Europe where cruising already has a loyal following — and critics in equal measures — Asia’s nascent cruise market also means the region’s travelers are likely more malleable and open in their impressions of cruising in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

5 months ago

A European Travel Ban to the U.S. Came At Least 5 Weeks Too Late: Here’s a Timeline of the Fallout

A European Travel Ban to the U.S. Came At Least 5 Weeks Too Late: Here’s a Timeline of the Fallout

Dennis Schaal, Skift

If airlines and travelers are counting on airport screenings and quarantines to be a effective counter-measures in the absence of a coronavirus vaccine, the CDC said these tactics will "have less impact" when transmissions are widespread. Everything depends on effective vaccines.

6 months ago

What the $2 Trillion U.S. Stimulus Package Means for Travel Businesses

What the $2 Trillion U.S. Stimulus Package Means for Travel Businesses

Brian Sumers, Skift

Lots of travel brands are eligible to earn U.S. government money through the so-called CARES Act. But firms will need to move fast to get their share. Here's how it could all shake out.

7 months ago

10 Cruise Ships Are Still Unable to Dock as Ports Fear Coronavirus

10 Cruise Ships Are Still Unable to Dock as Ports Fear Coronavirus

Erin McCormick, The Guardian

Ship that together carry almost 10,000 passengers are stranded at sea after their destinations are refusing them entry. The sailings generally took place before March 8, when the U.S. and some other nations began advising people to avoid taking cruises. A difficult situation all around.

7 months ago

Don’t Discount the Resiliency of Asia’s Vital Travel Industry and Its Smaller Players

Don’t Discount the Resiliency of Asia’s Vital Travel Industry and Its Smaller Players

Xinyi Liang-Pholsena, Skift

A greater appreciation of travel and its many segments could be a positive outcome of the coronavirus pandemic. But until the storm blows over, many small businesses in the Asian tourism industry are facing survival threats.

7 months ago

Coronavirus-Stricken Cruise Ship Braemar Docks in Cuba for Passengers to Evacuate

Coronavirus-Stricken Cruise Ship Braemar Docks in Cuba for Passengers to Evacuate

Sarah Marsh, Reuters

Passengers can breathe a sigh of relief.

7 months ago

Cruise Ship Passengers Stranded at Sea as Ports Refuse Entry

Cruise Ship Passengers Stranded at Sea as Ports Refuse Entry

Ben Doherty, The Guardian

The cruise industry is in the midst of an unprecedented crisis, to which its response has been totally inadequate. Now, ports don't want want to let ships dock.

7 months ago

U.S. Adds UK and Ireland to Travel Ban for Foreign Nationals

U.S. Adds UK and Ireland to Travel Ban for Foreign Nationals

Dennis Schaal, Skift

No surprise on the suspension of travel from the UK and Ireland for foreign nationals as it was under consideration over the last few days because of the spike of coronavirus cases in the UK. It's still not clear why they were exempt initially.

7 months ago

How Much Damage Will Coronavirus Do to Cruise Industry?

How Much Damage Will Coronavirus Do to Cruise Industry?

Maria Lenhart, Skift

Cruise lines were set to have a banner year in 2020, but coronavirus and resultant ship quarantines are putting that in doubt. No one knows what the long-term impact will be.

8 months ago

Cruise Lines Relax Cancellation Policies, Hold the Line on Coronavirus-Related Discounts

Cruise Lines Relax Cancellation Policies, Hold the Line on Coronavirus-Related Discounts

Maria Lenhart, Skift

While dealt a blow by coronavirus, the cruise industry is managing to hold the line on pricing, at least for now. The long-term impact of the crisis remains to be seen, but the cruise industry has weathered many others in the past.

8 months ago