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Carnival Faces First Big Pandemic Test as Two of Its European Lines Set Sail Again

Carnival Faces First Big Pandemic Test as Two of Its European Lines Set Sail Again

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Carnival is on the cusp of restarting cruises on AIDA and Costa brands. To say the company has something to prove is an understatement.

1 month 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.

1 month ago

Even Norwegian Cruise Line’s CEO Is Surprised People Are Booking Cruises

Even Norwegian Cruise Line’s CEO Is Surprised People Are Booking Cruises

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Norwegian Cruise Lines says it has enough liquidity to weather a prolonged break from cruising. But with the prospect of more than six months without sailing now likely, how prolonged are we talking?

2 months ago

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

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

Rosie Spinks, Skift

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?

2 months ago

CDC Extends No Sail Order Banning Cruises Until October

CDC Extends No Sail Order Banning Cruises Until October

Rosie Spinks, Skift

The CDC's extension to its no sail order isn't entirely surprising, but it will make certain more financial pain for major cruise lines that are furiously raising cash to survive.

2 months ago

Carnival and Royal Caribbean Receive UK Coronavirus Aid After Cruise Snub in U.S.

Carnival and Royal Caribbean Receive UK Coronavirus Aid After Cruise Snub in U.S.

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Given the longstanding critique of the cruise industry's business model, some critics were pleasantly surprised when U.S. Congress declined to give federal assistance to the industry back in April. Few noticed when the UK did just that as part of its Covid-19 corporate recovery package.

2 months ago

Judge Tosses Out Pandemic Lawsuits Filed by Grand Princess Cruise Passengers

Judge Tosses Out Pandemic Lawsuits Filed by Grand Princess Cruise Passengers

Tom Hals, Reuters

Good riddance. Let's hope other frivolous suits get shot down, too.

2 months ago

Carnival Expects to Burn $650 Million a Month While Cruise Operations Are Paused

Carnival Expects to Burn $650 Million a Month While Cruise Operations Are Paused

Rosie Spinks, Skift

When will Carnival cruise again? Company execs seem to be saying our guess is as good as theirs.

3 months ago

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

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

Rosie Spinks, Skift

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?

4 months ago

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

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

Steve Scherer, Reuters

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.

4 months ago

Royal Caribbean Pushes Sailings Back for a Third Time

Royal Caribbean Pushes Sailings Back for a Third Time

Rosie Spinks, Skift

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.

4 months ago

Norwegian Cruise Line Preps for a Worst Case: 18 Months With No Revenue

Norwegian Cruise Line Preps for a Worst Case: 18 Months With No Revenue

Rosie Spinks, Skift

There was no chance any cruise line's first quarter was going to be palatable. Norwegian Cruise Line's position gives an idea of how long the industry might take to recover.

4 months ago