The toll that COVID-19 has taken on the global cruise industry is apparent in the record number of cruise ships that have been sold for scrap in the last three years, with […]
CDC lowers cruise ship COVID warning from high to moderate
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revised its travel warning for cruise ships for the second time in the last 30 days, lowering it from high to moderate.
Has cruising turned corner on COVID?
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 […]
Omicron concerns fail to dent cruise demand for 2022
Demand for cruises in 2022 remains high, according to cruise lines, despite the new travel restrictions, health and safety protocols and uncertainty caused by the Omicron variant.
What does the new Omicron variant mean for the cruise industry?
The emergence of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus is a potential existential threat to the cruise industry, but the Delta variant fallout provides a hint of the potential impact it may […]
Dubai enters cruise refit and refurb market in major boon for cruise sector
Dubai has entered the cruise ship refit and refurbishment market, marking a major new development for the local cruise sector.
Domestic cruise shipbuilding in China is bad news for European shipyards
Carnival Corporation’s expansion into China under the new CSSC Carnival Cruise Shipping (Carnival China) subsidiary will lead to significantly more competition for European shipbuilding in the coming years.
Here’s what the numbers say about whether it’s safe to cruise post-COVID
How many cruise passengers have caught COVID-19 aboard ships that have resumed service since the pandemic began? And is it safe to take a cruise yet? Here’s what the numbers say.
CDC finally gives guidance on potential resumption of US cruises by July
It’s the news the entire North American cruise market has been waiting for since March last year, when the cruise industry ground to a halt worldwide – the CDC has finally provided […]
What a Trump versus Biden victory in November means for the cruise industry
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 […]
Why major cruise lines are cancelling voyages a month past the CDC No Sail Deadline
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 […]
CDC will reportedly extend No Sail Order for cruise ships through end of October
The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention will extend its No Sail Order for cruise ships to the end of October, according to Axios, which cited two sources involved in the […]
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 […]
At least 86% of cruise passengers say they plan to cruise again in 2021
A survey conducted by leading cruise booking company Cruise Compete has reported that the vast majority of cruise passengers, 86.6%, are likely to cruise again in 2021.
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 […]
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.
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.
What are the chances of falling overboard on a cruise?
Is the risk of falling overboard on a cruise ship a real threat? With two dozen reports of man overboard incidents from cruise ships annually, what are the chances of this happening […]
Wärtsilä and Royal Caribbean extend their partnership to 2028
The cruise industry is moving more and more toward long-term partnerships after Wärtsilä and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd extended their long-term cooperation and service agreement to the year 2028.