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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.

5 days 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.

2 weeks ago

Norwegian Cruise Line Indicates It May Not Survive the Virus Crisis

Norwegian Cruise Line Indicates It May Not Survive the Virus Crisis

Nivedita Balu, Reuters

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.

3 weeks ago

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

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

Rosie Spinks, Skift

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.

3 weeks ago

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

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

Sean O'Neill, Skift

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.

3 weeks ago

Norwegian Cruise Line Reportedly Taps Goldman Sachs to Sell Stake

Norwegian Cruise Line Reportedly Taps Goldman Sachs to Sell Stake

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Like the other two major cruise lines, Norwegian Cruise Line is struggling to financially survive in a time when ships are docked and no revenue is coming in.

1 month ago

This Costa Ship on an Around-the-World Sail Is Supposedly a Virus-Free Bubble

This Costa Ship on an Around-the-World Sail Is Supposedly a Virus-Free Bubble

Joseph Wilson, Frances D'Emilio and Angela Charlton, Associated Press

The Costa Deliziosa started on an around-the-world-cruise pre-pandemic — as far as we know — and has been on the seas without a port call for more than a month. It would be shocking if it turns out that no one on board truly was infected. With Barcelona as its destination, passengers may be heading for quarantine regardless.

1 month ago

Cruise Industry Defies New 100-Day ‘No Sail’ Order

Cruise Industry Defies New 100-Day ‘No Sail’ Order

Rosie Spinks, Skift

The cruise industry appears to be taking a contrarian stance to U.S. public health officials, a move that's baffling given the industry's need to rehabilitate its image.

1 month ago

Carnival Sells 8 Percent Stake to Saudis After Dire Financial Warning

Carnival Sells 8 Percent Stake to Saudis After Dire Financial Warning

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Carnival is facing two unprecedented crises: Lost revenue from the complete cessation of its cruising operations and an optics nightmare that puts the future of cruising's popularity in genuine doubt.

2 months ago

Coral Princess Is Docking in Miami With 2 Fatalities

Coral Princess Is Docking in Miami With 2 Fatalities

Curt Anderson, Associated Press

The cruise industry, with most lines ceasing operations, is still very much in the process of disembarking passengers. It will be a considerable period before operations get restarted.

2 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.

2 months ago

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

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

Rosie Spinks, Skift

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.

2 months ago