Carnival Corp has sold eight of the 18 ships earmarked for retirement from the fleet, with all eighteen of the ships being let go having now been announced. Carnival Corporation is selling […]
Dubai is reopening its cruise sector but it won’t be plain sailing to recovery
The 2020/21 cruise season has gotten the go-ahead from Dubai Tourism authorities, but it’s unlikely to look anything like the bumper season seen last year.
What a post-Covid-19 recession might mean for the cruise industry
During the last financial crisis in 2008, none of the major cruise lines failed, and the travel sector proved largely resilient, but this crisis is far deeper, and hitting the industry much […]
Europe leads the global cruise industry back to sea
The European cruise is the first to open up substantially as European nations begin to get a hold on the coronavirus pandemic. RELATED: Damage to cruise industry from coronavirus captured in a single […]
Damage to cruise industry from coronavirus captured in a single picture
When the coronavirus pandemic first hit, forcing governments to impose lockdowns around the world and bringing entire industries to a halt, it was expected that the cruise industry was going to take […]
Fourteen cruise ships most threatened by the coronavirus pandemic
The financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the cruise industry has been staggering, and now it’s starting to permanently change the make-up of the global fleet, with more than a dozen […]
Big four cruise lines begin mass layoffs of US staff to cut costs during shutdown
Carnival Corporation, Royal Caribbean and MSC Cruises have announced mass layoffs of staff in the United States.
Cruise passenger numbers in 2020 may sink to 2006 levels amid global shutdown
The UNWTO (World Tourism Organisation) has outlined the potential impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on the global tourism sector, giving the first meaningful indication of the damage to the cruise industry.
New cruise ship deliveries and refits delayed due to Coronavirus shutdowns
The Coronavirus pandemic caused a global shutdown of the cruise industry, but also forced work to stop at cruise shipyards across Europe, where the world’s new cruise ships are being built.
Coronavirus pandemic is likely to have a lasting impact on cruise ship design
The design of cruise ships is likely to change in future due to the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic, according to AMK Architecture & Design.
When will the cruise lines start sailing again?
The world’s cruise lines have a number of different dates for when they’ll start operating again, some expedition lines have resumed services, along with four big ship lines in Europe in a […]
Cruise ships pile-up in Dubai as cruise industry grinds to a halt amid Coronavirus pandemic
All seven of the remaining cruise ships homeporting in Dubai have cancelled their cruise seasons, with ships currently playing a game of musical chairs as they take turns disembarking passengers and re-fueling […]
Princess, Viking and Virgin Voyages suspend operations amid Coronavirus disruption
With a multitude of cruise ports around the world now placing extreme restrictions on cruise ships allowed to dock, or barring ships from visiting altogether, at least three cruise lines have announced […]
Dubai-bound MSC Virtuosa to feature real-time location tracking service for guests
Favendo’s Real Time Location Services will be installed aboard MSC Virtuosa, MSC Cruises‘ new cruise ship that will spend the 2021/22 cruise season sailing in the Arabian Gulf out of Dubai.
Why Coronavirus impact for Dubai cruise sector is difficult to predict
With more than 80,000 people around the world infected with Coronavirus, more than 2,700 deaths, and mass disruption to the cruise sector across Asia, the ongoing epidemic’s impact on the cruise sector […]
Top 10 cruise ship refit and refurbishments in 2020
This year is going to be the busiest on record for cruise ship dry-dockings, not only because of the sheer number of cruise ships going into dry dock (more than 100), but […]
Here’s how you can have your own cruise ship
It’s now possible for you to buy your very own cruise ship – okay, a scale model one.
MSC announces plans to become world’s first carbon neutral cruise line
In a cruise industry first, MSC Cruises has announced plans to become the world’s first carbon neutral cruise line by 2020.
Why does the Panama Canal hold such allure for cruise passengers?
After 105 years, the Panama Canal remains one of the world’s greatest engineering marvels, and crossing the canal on a cruise ship remains best way to fully appreciate its time-tested ingenuity.
Inside the restoration of QE2’s Royal Promenade retail area
When PCFC Hotels, the new operators of QE2 as the floating hotel QE2 Dubai, needed to find a partner to help them bring her Royal Promenade back to life, it was a […]