South Africa has relaxed its anti-coronavirus restrictions further, allowing bottle stores to return to normal opening hours, and in a crucial hint for the future of cruises, reopening to tourists and foreign […]
Major US-based cruise lines have begun removing cruises longer than 7 days from their planned itineraries featuring departures from, or visits to, North American cruise ports.
MSC Cruises has cancelled its planned 2020/21 Cape Town cruise season aboard MSC Opera due to ongoing travel restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic, but remains in talks with the South African government […]
US cruises are back on after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) dropped its No Sail Order for cruise lines in favour of what it calls a Conditional Sailing Order, […]
Costa Cruises is consolidating its cruise itineraries in Italy, dropping its multiple-country programs and longer Mediterranean itineraries so that its ships will only be visiting Italian ports.
The plans for a limited resumption of cruises by German cruise lines TUI and AIDA looked to be in danger when Germany on Wednesday announced a new emergency lockdown for the month of November […]
Fincantieri’s cruise line customers have expressed no interest in cancelling any of the new cruise ships they have ordered from the shipyard and are pushing ahead with deliveries through 2020 despite the […]
MSC Magnifica has returned to service for MSC Cruises, departing on her first cruise since the coronavirus pandemic began, the second ship to do so for the cruise line.
MSC Cruises is in talks with the South African government to try get approval to operate its scheduled 2020/21 cruise season out of Durban and Cape Town amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Costa Cruises has confirmed that Costa Diadema’s current itinerary in the Mediterranean has been cancelled and the ship is returning to Genoa, Italy on Friday due to the threat of coronavirus cases […]
Royal Caribbean Cruises, the parent company of Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Silversea, may need to lay off more staff as it looks to raise an additional US $1-billion in cash, […]
There’s growing optimism that cruises from the US may soon resume as momentum builds toward approval from authorities for a restart to the industry following a conference call between cruise line executives […]
The Indian cruise line Jalesh Cruises has announced that it is permanently suspending operations due to mounting debts and a delay in reopening Indian cruise ports.
Azamara has cancelled its 2020/21 winter cruise season in South Africa following parent company Royal Caribbean Cruises’ announcement that it was extending the suspension of its global operations.
The upcoming US elections will likely have a significant impact on the US cruise industry, as the two candidates, President Donald Trump and Vice President Joe Biden have taken very different approaches […]
Cruise lines are closely watching the CDC’s No Sail Order extensions and deadlines, cancelling cruises up to a month after the revolving deadline because of the difference between a warm lay-up and […]
The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has confirmed that the No Sail Order for all US cruises has been extended until the end of October, in a move that was widely […]
Marella Dream will follow Marella Celebration into retirement, Marella Cruises has announced.
The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), representing more than 90% of cruise lines in the world, has developed a health and safety plan for the controlled resumption of cruises in the US […]
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 […]