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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 have voluntarily paused sailings for the meantime after being faced with port closures; a lack of suitable infrastructure, including flights; and increased travel restrictions that change on a country-by-country basis. (cruisecritic.co.uk)

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Coronavirus Impact on Travel Causes Some Cruise Lines to Suspend Worldwide Operations

A growing number of ocean and river cruise lines have suspended all operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic and travel restrictions around the world. The shutdowns, which come after two months of altered itineraries, canceled cruises and port closures, are part of the cruise industry’s efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus and to keep passengers, crew and communities safe and healthy. (cruisecritic.co.uk)

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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. On March 11, WHO declared the outbreak a worldwide pandemic. (cruisecritic.com)

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April Lay Ups Could Cost Cruise Operators $1 Billion

Over 400 cruise ships are poised to spend April without revenue-generating passengers, leading to lay up costs totaling some $1 billion across the industry, according to a Cruise Industry News estimate. The estimate takes into account a mostly hot lay up scenario, where ships are kept essentially ready to go operations-wise with a full set of deck and engine crew, and a near fully-staffed hotel crew. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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CDC Releases Strict Guidelines for Returning Cruise Passengers

The CDC has updated its recommendations to help U.S. cruise ship travelers get home as quickly and safely as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic, including that healthy guests disembarking should self-quarantine for 14 days upon arriving home. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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Stats: Cruise Booking Window Expanding

CruiseCompete has released its CruiseTrends report for the month of April 2020. Of note, the booking window for contemporary/premium, luxury and rivers cruises are, on average, being booked further out. While the window shrunk a bit for contemporary/premium cruises from March to April, the numbers are still up from January and February. (travelagentcentral.com)

Covid 19: Zaandam and Rotterdam In Port Everglades – Other Cruise News: Covid 19: Fourth Strike For Princess Cruises – New Covid-19 Rules For US-Arriving Cruise Ships

by Kevin Griffin

Last week, Holland America’s Zaandam and Rotterdam arrived at Port Everglades. Last week we looked at a third Princess ship affected by corona-virus as Ruby Princess arrived and was laid up at Sydney. This week it is the turn of the Coral Princess arriving at Miami from South America. Meanwhile US authorities have issued new regulations concerning domestic fights in the US. (more…)

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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines confirms new fleet reunion – ‘Four Fred.s in Lisbon’ – in October 2021 after cancellation of Funchal event

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines (logo)Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has today confirmed that it’s third historic fleet get together will be ‘Four Fred.s in Lisbon’ in October 2021. It comes after the cruise lines’ ‘Four Fred.s in Funchal’ event, which was due to take place on 4th April on the garden island of Madeira, was cancelled due to the current coronavirus pandemic. (more…)

CDC Offers Advice for Returning Cruise Ship Travelers

As of April 4, 2020, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its recommendations to help U.S. cruise ship travelers get home as quickly and safely as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic. (travelagentcentral.com)

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Here’s why the depleted cruise line industry will be one of the biggest losers of the new $500 billion corporate bailout program

The coronavirus pandemic has effectively shut down the US economy over the last month, compelling the Trump administration to pass a $2 trillion stimulus package to rescue a collapsing economy. The hefty package — in addition to emergency federal aid for average people — included a $500 billion corporate fund to bail out distressed companies and industries. (businessinsider.com)

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