Royal Caribbean cancels all Odyssey of the Seas sailings through April 2021

Royal Caribbean International  (logo)Royal Caribbean has announced due to COVID-19’s impact on the cruise line and shipyard operations, it has cancelled all scheduled Odyssey of the Seas sailings between November 5, 2020 – April 17, 2021. The cruise line made the announcement on Tuesday that the next new cruise ship on order is officially delayed due to a variety of factors that Royal Caribbean faces in the current economic climate. (

Kontiki Small-Yacht Expeditions to Launch This Fall

Kontiki Expeditions will launch their maiden voyages this fall in Ecuador, according to a press release. The company said its product is a new concept in luxury ocean vacations focusing on conscious travel and immersive experiences. (

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Costa Cruises thanks Piombino

Costa Cruises (Logo)“I would like to express my personal thanks, along with the gratitude of my collaborators and the crew on the Costa Diadema, for all your practical support in the complex and delicate operation of hosting our ship in the Port of Piombino.” (more…)


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When Are Cruise Lines Around the World Expected To Resume Service?

With ocean and river cruise lines temporarily suspending service around the world as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, keeping track of the seemingly minute-by-minute changes to the cruise industry can be challenging. Most cruise lines voluntarily paused sailings for the meantime after being faced with port closures. (

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Coronavirus: Updated Cruise Ship Policies and Cancellations

Many cruise lines have canceled or altered scheduled sailings in Asia and other parts of the world as coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) continues to spread. In January, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a public health emergency of international concern, following an emergency committee meeting in Geneva. (

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Europe Surpasses North America In Re-Entries – Other Cruise News: Getting Cruise Ship Crews Home – Book Review: Of Penguins & Polar Bears by Christopher Wright

by Kevin Griffin

While Hurtigruten and SeaDream cast off for the Norwegian Fjords and the North Cape, to restart cruising after the world economy was hit so hard by the Coronavirus Pandemic, the UK’s Maritime and Coastguard Agency a week ago announced that it was detaining five of six ships operated by Cruise & Maritime Voyages. And this week guest reviewer Jennifer Holland PhD, reviews Christopher Wright’s new book Of Penguins and Polar Bars. (more…)

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