Articles tagged “cruising”

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Royal Caribbean’s Return to Profit Delayed by Omicron Surge

Cruising has been snobbishly derided as foreign travel for people afraid of going abroad. But while Royal Caribbean has faced choppy waters during the pandemic, favorable demographic trends hint at plain sailing over the horizon.

Royal Caribbean’s Return to Profit Delayed by Omicron Surge

Cruises

CDC Lets U.S. Cruise Ships Resume Sailing But Still Asks for Caution

The lifting of a U.S.no-sail order, which has been in place since March, will boost the optimism of cruise companies. But the leading U.S. medical watchdog is still recommending that people defer travel on both river and ocean cruise ships worldwide and take other precautions.

CDC Lets U.S. Cruise Ships Resume Sailing But Still Asks for Caution

Coronavirus

Royal Caribbean CEO: You’re Safer on a Cruise Ship Than on Main Street

"Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water" was the tag line for the movie Jaws 2. But the words may apply to the cruise industry now, given surging infections in cities worldwide. Yet, if you've spent any time with frequent cruise-goers, you know they'll be back booking as soon as it's safe.

Royal Caribbean CEO: You’re Safer on a Cruise Ship Than on Main Street

Coronavirus

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

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.

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

Coronavirus

Cruise Lines’ Booking Practices in a Pandemic Are ‘Astonishing’: CDC Official

Cruise lines have been selling tickets for cruises all spring and summer long, despite it now being quite clear they were not ready to safely resume sailing. What gives?

Cruise Lines’ Booking Practices in a Pandemic Are ‘Astonishing’: CDC Official

Coronavirus

Will the Months-Long Cruise Standstill Spur Any Meaningful Reforms?

On World Oceans Day, a coalition of activists is calling on the cruise industry to use this unprecedented long-term pause in operations as a chance to reform. But how likely is it that change will happen — and where will it come from?

Will the Months-Long Cruise Standstill Spur Any Meaningful Reforms?

Coronavirus

Royal Caribbean Pushes Sailings Back for a Third Time

Cruise lines have changed the date of their return to service multiple times now, and Royal Caribbean is no different. Despite selling cruises for the summer period, executives don't seem particularly bullish on the prospect of a full return to service in the near term.

Royal Caribbean Pushes Sailings Back for a Third Time

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Norwegian Cruise Line Indicates It May Not Survive the Virus Crisis

It's no secret the highly consolidated cruise industry is in trouble, but Norwegian Cruise Line is the first to indicate it may not be able to survive the crisis.

Norwegian Cruise Line Indicates It May Not Survive the Virus Crisis

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Carnival Plans to Set Sail Again, or Does It? Behind the Confusion and Controversy

This isn't the first time Carnival has announced a return to cruising in the last month. What's needed here is specifics on how things will be different (and safer) when ships set sail again.

Carnival Plans to Set Sail Again, or Does It? Behind the Confusion and Controversy

Coronavirus

Will Any Cruise Lines Have Ships at Sea by Monday?

The cruise industry has had a spectacularly rotten week. Facing criticism from all sides, it looks increasingly unlikely that many lines will still be sailing as scheduled on Monday.

Will Any Cruise Lines Have Ships at Sea by Monday?