Tourism officials in Dubai, the primary homeport for cruise ships in the Arabian Gulf and wider Middle East, expect a full recovery of the regional cruise sector by next year.
With Cunard Line reporting its strongest bookings in more than a decade, and Royal Caribbean reporting low COVID infections numbers at sea and imminent profitability, the future looks increasingly bright for the […]
MSC Cruises has announced its COVID-19 health and safety protocols for its current Red Sea cruise season out of Saudi Arabia, and its upcoming Arabian Gulf cruise season out of Dubai.
Carnival Cruise Line has brought in stricter mask mandates and testing requirements across the fleet following the discovery of COVID-19 infections aboard Carnival Vista.
As cruise resumption plans continue to ramp up globally, many will be keeping an eye on the number of passengers that catch coronavirus on cruise ships in the months ahead.
While taking a cruise in the post-COVID era is largely as safe as other forms of travel and tourism, according to statistics, its still important for passengers to plan for the worst […]
Carnival Cruise Line has seen strong growth in cruise bookings for the latter half of 2021 and 2022, driven by optimism that vaccines will provide a safe environment for cruises to resume […]
Norwegian Cruise Line needs to get permission from the CDC to resume cruising in the United States by June or July, in order to have its full fleet back in service by […]
MSC Cruises SA, the local subsidiary of MSC Cruises in South Africa, has cancelled the current 2020/21 cruise season, after government officials failed to allow a resumption of voyages from Durban.
Carnival Cruise Line has issued a statement confirming that mask-wearing will be required, along with a number of other anti-coronavirus measures, when it resumes cruising from the United States.
MSC Grandiosa departed Genoa, Italy on Sunday evening, resuming her previously announced 7-night roundtrip itineraries in the Mediterranean and marking MSC Cruises’ second return to cruising since the pandemic began last year.
Royal Caribbean Cruises, the world’s second-largest cruise company, has confirmed the sale of its luxury brand Azamara to the private equity firm Sycamore Partners.
Amid a US $2.2-billion loss for the fourth quarter of 2020, and a flood of new cruise ships due for delivery this year, Carnival Corporation has said it plans to sell off […]
AIDA Cruises has cancelled its planned 2020/21 Dubai cruise season, further suspending all cruises globally until March due to new anti-coronavirus measures introduced in Germany and across much of Europe.
While the rest of the cruise industry has largely hunkered down for another several months of suspended operations amid two new strains of the coronavirus, Costa and MSC Cruises have announced they […]
The emergence of two new strains of COVID-19, one originating in South Africa and the other in the UK, has prompted MSC Cruises to further postpone its 2020/21 cruise season out of […]
The tightening of anti-COVID-19 restrictions in South Africa has all but cancelled the 2020/21 cruise season out of Cape Town and Durban, with President Ramaphosa warning against travelling over Christmas and New […]
The CDC’s stringent new guidelines to ensure cruise lines are operating with strict health and safety protocols when sailing from US ports may require a full ship-wide quarantine if a single positive […]
In an apparent attempt to reach a compromise with US lawmakers, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued an advisory warning Americans against cruise travel, just days after rescinding […]
Disney Cruise Line’s new LNG-powered cruise ships, originally due for delivery in 2022 and 2023, will be delivered two years later than planned due to shipyard bottlenecks caused by the COVID-19 lockdown […]