Your favorite cruise ship may never come back: 23 classic vessels that could be laid-up, sold or scrapped

Brace yourselves, cruise fans: Some of your favorite ships could soon be heading to the chopping block. With most cruise departures around the world halted due to coronavirus concerns, and a quick comeback for cruising no longer in the cards, some of the industry’s biggest players are starting to talk about permanently retiring parts of their fleets. (thepointsguy.com)

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CVC Doesn’t Plan to Operate Brazilian Cruise Season in 2020-2021

The Sovereign - Pulmmantur Cruceros (Courtesy Pullmantur)CVC, a leading tour operator in Brazil, is not planning on operating a cruise season in 2020-2021, according to a spokesperson. CVC has traditionally chartered ships from other operators for a season of Brazil cruising, and for the last few seasons, had chartered the Sovereign from Pullmantur. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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Can the Cruise Industry Be Saved? New legislation seeks to clean up an environmental pariah

As the COVID-19 pandemic spread around the world last winter, cruise ships served as petri dishes for the new virus. Despite being hailed as a “great and important industry” by President Trump, cruise lines’ role in the pandemic has led to new calls to address their other detrimental impacts—including their toll on the environment. (sierraclub.org)

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British Authorities Detain CMV Ships

CMV - Cruise and Maritime Voyages (Logo)The British Maritime and Coast Guard Agency has detained a number of Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) ships that are currently laid up in London Tilbury and Bristol Avonmouth following an inspection earlier in the week. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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Last Minute Change Delays American Cruise Line’s Return to Cruising

American Song: American Cruise Lines' first of a new class of 5 modern riverboatsAfter weeks of planning and just days before American Cruise Line was due to launch the first cruise in North America after the coronavirus pause, the company was forced to postpone its return to service. Changes this week in Oregon’s restrictions related to COVID-19 now exclude all overnight cruises regardless of the size of the ship. (maritime-executive.com)

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