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Job losses could reach 13,000 in Australia if cruise suspension continues into summer peak

CLIA AustralasiaThe suspension of cruise operations is likely to cost Australia more than $1.4 billion in lost economic activity by mid-September and threaten the jobs of more than 4,800 people, according to analysis commissioned by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia. (more…)

UK: World of Cruising launches £250,000 Travel Recovery Grant

World of Cruising, the UK’s leading consumer cruise publication, a subsidiary of Real Response Media, is supporting cruising by giving away £250,000 advertising FREE to members of the cruise industry throughout the summer. The global coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has had a significant impact on the travel and cruise holiday sectors. (

Stats: 58 Percent of Americans Would Take a Cruise Right Now

A “back-to-normal” survey conducted by Sports and Leisure Research Group compared travel and leisure attitudes in September 2001 and July 2009 to today—and it found that a majority of Americans who took a cruise in the past year would go on a cruise right now in spite of widespread health concerns from COVID-19 (coronavirus). (

MedCruise launched a new website for its members and partners, highlighting the importance of adapting its systems to the new times.

MedCruise (Logo)The Association has designed a tailored online tool, user-friendly which fits all devices (Responsive). Among other technical updates, the brand-new online platform offers a closer insight into the Mediterranean cruise destinations, a visible importance to quality photos and videos, a better communication of the news and a more useful events’ calendar and a private area jut for members. (more…)

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines launches new ‘Virtual Cruising’ programme to make the joys of discovering the world available to guests at home

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines (logo)Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has launched a programme of ‘Virtual Cruising’ to bring the joys of small ship sailing and discovering the world to guests who are self-isolating in their homes. The programme launched over the Easter weekend with a focus on Norway, including video footage showcasing the best of small ship cruising in some of the most stunning of the Norwegian fjords and a Sunday afternoon brain teaser. (more…)

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