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Carnival Expects Return to Cruises with 65% Fleet Capacity by 2021 End

Jul 21, 2021

Carnival Corp said on Tuesday it expects to have resumed cruises with 65% of its total fleet capacity by the end of 2021, betting that concerns over a resurgence in COVID-19 cases will not deter holidaymakers.The company also said its Carnival…

Marella Explorer 2: First Cruise Ship Since 2019 to Arrive in Port of Cromarty Firth

Jul 19, 2021

The Scottish Port of Cromarty Firth is set to welcome its first cruise ship since 2019 with the arrival of the Marella Explorer 2 on July 25.The news comes as the Scottish cruise sector prepares to resume operations after First Minister Nicola…

U.S. Appeals Court Blocks Ruling that Would Have Suspended CDC Cruise Ship Rules

Jul 19, 2021

A U.S. appeals court late Saturday in a 2-1 ruling put on hold a lower-court decision that said the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) could not enforce its coronavirus cruise ship rules in Florida.Last month, U.S. District…

Cruise Ships Back to Canadian Waters from November

Jul 15, 2021

Canada will allow cruise ships back into its waters starting in November as the COVID-19 pandemic fades, but they must fully comply with public health requirements that have yet to be finalized, Ottawa said on Thursday.Earlier this year, Canada extended a ban on cruise ships until February 2022…

Fincantieri Floats Out 'Viking Mars' Cruise Ship

Jul 15, 2021

Italian shipbuilding giant Fincantieri has floated out the Viking Mars ocean cruise ship being built in Ancona for the shipowner Viking.The Viking Mars will be placed in the small cruise ship segment. Like its sister ships, the about 47,800-ton vessel…

MSC Unveils New Miami Cruise Terminal

Jul 08, 2021

MSC Group's Cruise Division has signed a contract with Fincantieri for the construction of a new mega cruise terminal at PortMiami, a North America and the Caribbean cruise hub.The new terminal reflects an investment of approximately €350 million ($414…

No Change on Sailing Plans after New COVID-19 Cases, Cruise Lines Say

Jun 11, 2021

Royal Caribbean Group and Carnival Corp will push ahead with a return to cruises this summer despite two guests onboard Royal Caribbean’s Celebrity Millennium ship testing positive for COVID-19.A year after several cruise ships were host to…

Lindblad Expeditions Sets Sail Again

Jun 09, 2021

This week guests boarded National Geographic Quest for the first time in over 15 months, and also saw the restart of National Geographic Venture in Alaska, and National Geographic Endeavour ll in Galapagos.Sven Lindblad, Founder and Co-Chair…

Port of San Diego to Double Shore Power at Cruise Terminals

May 04, 2021

The Port of San Diego is doubling shore power capability at its B Street and Broadway Pier cruise ship terminals to improve air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions on and around San Diego Bay.The Board of Port Commissioners approved $4…

CDC 'Committed' to Restarting US Cruise Operations by Mid-summer

Apr 29, 2021

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is “committed” to the resumption of cruise industry passenger operations in the United States by mid-summer, the agency said on Wednesday, announcing new steps to speed approvals.The…

Cruise Ships to Run on Shore Power in Port of Valletta

Mar 23, 2021

Cruise ships moored in the Maltese port of Valletta will soon be able to plug into the island's energy grid, drawing the power they require to be fully operative without having to keep their diesel engines running. Nidec ASI, head of the Nidec…

Royal Caribbean to Build Cruise Terminal in Galveston

Mar 09, 2021

Royal Caribbean International (RCI) announced this week that it will begin building a $100 million cruise terminal at the Port of Galveston’s Pier 10 in April. The cruise giant said it will begin sailing its Oasis-class ship, the Allure of the Seas…

SES Networks to Power Guest Connectivity on Scarlet Lady

Feb 24, 2021

SES Networks is working with Virgin Voyages to provide its fleet with high-speed, low-latency connectivity. Significantly, the Wi-Fi service will be free for every sailor. Virgin Voyages’ Lady Ships will tap into SES Networks’ satellite-enabled Signature Cruise Solution…

Inside Cruise Shipping's Fight for Survival

Feb 18, 2021

In early 2021, the somber news from the cruise sector continued. For some cruise brands, their own version of “lockdowns” will have spanned an entire year. By late January, 2021, Carnival and others were hesitantly pegging their restarts for April/May 2021…

Carnival Cruise Line Names Campbell CFO

Jan 13, 2021

Carnival Cruise Line said it has named Darrell Campbell as chief financial officer. He joins the U.S.-based cruise operator from parent company Carnival Corporation where he has served as corporate treasurer since 2017.Prior to his role at Carnival Corp…

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