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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. (cruisecritic.com)

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MSC Grandiosa Resumed Service Yesterday As Planned Departing From Genoa For 7-Night Itineraries In The Western Mediterranean

MSC Grandiosa at Genoa - August 16, 2020MSC Grandiosa, MSC Cruises’ flagship, departed last night from the port of Genoa in Italy to resume as planned regular 7-night cruises in the Mediterranean after a short pause of operations during the holiday period. The ship had temporarily suspended her sailing as a result of the Italian decree that restricted movement within the country. (more…)

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Usher In The Year Of The “Ox” With Asia’s Exclusive Fireworks At Sea And Rediscover The World Through World Dream

The World Dream arriving at Singapore (Courtesy Genting Cruise Lines, October 2020)Usher in the year of ‘Ox’ with a treasure trove of Lunar New Year delights on World Dream. Be it lavishing culinary creations, spring-themed festive activities or Asia’s one and only fireworks and laser show spectacular at sea, there bound to be something for everyone in the family – all-inclusive fun, all in one place. (more…)

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Cruise line says only vaccinated passengers can sail

Spirit of Discovery  (Credit Zoe Ayton - Portland Harbour Authority Portland Harbour Authority)Given all the problems faced by the cruise industry in 2020, the announcement by one operator that all passengers must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 before they board sounds sensible. But when Saga Cruises this week became the first to introduce the requirement, not everyone agreed — the British operator was inundated with so many responses, good and bad, it temporarily made its Twitter account private while it dealt with them. (edition.cnn.com)

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Costa Smeralda Lifeboat Destroyed in Incident

Costa Smeralda urta gru a Savona 22/01/2021 (Crocieristi.it)

Friday morning saw the Costa Smeralda make contact with a cargo crane in the port of Savona, essentially destroying one of the ship’s lifeboats. Local reports said the ship was maneuvering when the incident occured and there were no injuries. Shoreside damage included buildings and cranes. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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