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Centers for Disease Control extends No Sail Order for all cruise ships
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Centers for Disease Control extends No Sail Order for all cruise ships

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 10, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced today the extension of a No Sail Order for all cruise ... Read More

Hawaii officials: Oahu residents allowed to disembark cruise ship in Honolulu
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Hawaii officials: Oahu residents allowed to disembark cruise ship in Honolulu

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 10, 2020

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Harbors Division notifies the public the Pacific Princess cruise ship is scheduled to arrive ... Read More

Expedition cruise line Hurtigruten extends suspension of operations
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Expedition cruise line Hurtigruten extends suspension of operations

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 6, 2020

As a response to the continuing global coronavirus outbreak, Hurtigruten, the world’s largest expedition cruise line, will extend the temporary ... Read More

April cruise trends: Significant changes in booking window for cruise travel
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April cruise trends: Significant changes in booking window for cruise travel

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 4, 2020

CruiseTrends report for the month of April 2020 was released today. This report details a picture of consumer behavior for ... Read More

Port Canaveral furloughs cruise and recreation business employees
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Port Canaveral furloughs cruise and recreation business employees

editor editor- April 3, 2020

The impact of COVID-19 is continuing to unfold across our region, state, nation and the world. These unprecedented times are ... Read More

At sea on a cruise ship? You may be doomed
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At sea on a cruise ship? You may be doomed

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 1, 2020

A war against the global cruise industry with innocent tourists on board as the target is unfolding not only in ... Read More

Carnival Cruises opts not to rely on COVID-19 relief package
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Carnival Cruises opts not to rely on COVID-19 relief package

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 1, 2020

Following the news that Carnival Corporation is securing finances of at least $6 billion to combat the effects of the ... Read More

Holland America Line pauses its global cruise operations for 30 additional days
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Holland America Line pauses its global cruise operations for 30 additional days

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 30, 2020

Due to the continued port closures and travel restrictions surrounding global health concerns, Holland America Line has made the decision ... Read More

Seabourn halts global cruise operations until May 14
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Seabourn halts global cruise operations until May 14

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 30, 2020

Seabourn, an ultra-luxury cruise line, announced today that it will extend the voluntarily pause of global operations for its five ... Read More

ATOR chief: COVID-19 will not utterly shut down Russian tourism industry
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ATOR chief: COVID-19 will not utterly shut down Russian tourism industry

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 25, 2020

According to the executive director of the Association of Tour Operators of Russia (ATOR), Russian tourism industry would not come ... Read More

Norwegian Jewel cruise passengers allowed to disembark in Hawaii to travel home
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Norwegian Jewel cruise passengers allowed to disembark in Hawaii to travel home

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 24, 2020

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Harbors and Airports Divisions, state officials and the Norwegian Cruise Line leadership have implemented ... Read More

Australia’s special warning for cruise ships and travel to Indonesia or global
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Australia’s special warning for cruise ships and travel to Indonesia or global

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 23, 2020

The Foreign Office in Australia posted the following global travel warning saying: We advise all Australians to not travel overseas ... Read More

New Director of Tourism appointed for Turks & Caicos Islands
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New Director of Tourism appointed for Turks & Caicos Islands

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 21, 2020

The Turks and Caicos Islands Tourist Board has announced the appointment of Pamela Ewing as Director of Tourism. Minister of ... Read More

Maasdam cruise ship: Hawaii residents and injured passenger allowed to disembark
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Maasdam cruise ship: Hawaii residents and injured passenger allowed to disembark

editor editor- March 21, 2020

“I am authorizing the Hawaii residents and the injured passenger to disembark,” said Hawaii Governor Ige. All other passengers and ... Read More

Hawaii says no to 3800 stranded cruise passengers on NCL Jewel and HAL Maasdam
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Hawaii says no to 3800 stranded cruise passengers on NCL Jewel and HAL Maasdam

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 19, 2020

Hawaii stopped tourism, and this time State officials mean it and are taking no risk to import Coronavirus from a ... Read More

Ready to get on a European Cruise without plane?
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Ready to get on a European Cruise without plane?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 19, 2020

Germany with the rest of the world is going through a complete stop of the travel and tourism industry. This ... Read More

World’s largest expedition cruise operator halts operations from pole to pole
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World’s largest expedition cruise operator halts operations from pole to pole

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 18, 2020

As a response to the global coronavirus outbreak, Hurtigruten, the world’s largest expedition cruise operator, will voluntarily stop operations from ... Read More

Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation update on COVID-19
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Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation update on COVID-19

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 17, 2020

The Bahamas Ministry of Health is working closely with  all pertinent government agencies throughout the destination to execute the Bahamas ... Read More

Spreading COVID-19 among Crew Members: Center for Disease Control findings released
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Spreading COVID-19 among Crew Members: Center for Disease Control findings released

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 17, 2020

Results of an initial Investigation of Transmission of COVID-19 Among Crew Members During Quarantine of a Cruise Ship — Yokohama, ... Read More

UNWTO: Tourism the hardest hit sector so far by COVID-19
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UNWTO: Tourism the hardest hit sector so far by COVID-19

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 17, 2020

As the COVID-19 situation evolves, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) observes that full or partial travel restrictions have been – and continue ... Read More

Cruise ship unable to dock in Bahamas receives critical medicines
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Cruise ship unable to dock in Bahamas receives critical medicines

editor editor- March 16, 2020

Medicines that were not related to COVID-19 coronavirus treatment, but were standard prescription items were urgently required by passengers of ... Read More

British Virgin Islands bans cruise ships, closes Tortola cruise port
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British Virgin Islands bans cruise ships, closes Tortola cruise port

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 16, 2020

On March 14th, citing the World Health Organization (WHO) declaring COVID-19 a pandemic, the Government of the Virgin Islands announced ... Read More

Puerto Rico emergency instruction for tourists, hotels, airport, restaurants and shops
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Puerto Rico emergency instruction for tourists, hotels, airport, restaurants and shops

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 15, 2020

What is the situation in Puerto Rico in regards to COVID-19 and the travel and tourism industry. Puerto Rico, a ... Read More

Royal Caribbean Cruises suspends global operations
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Royal Caribbean Cruises suspends global operations

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 14, 2020

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.  announced today that given global public health circumstances, the cruise line has decided to suspend the ... Read More

Coronavirus says good bye to Carnival Cruise Line
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Coronavirus says good bye to Carnival Cruise Line

editor editor- March 14, 2020

Carnival Cruise Line announced today that it is temporarily halting operations across its fleet of ships based in North America ... Read More

Cruise Industry is now shut down : No more cruising in the United States
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Cruise Industry is now shut down : No more cruising in the United States

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 13, 2020

The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is the world's largest cruise industry trade association, providing a unified voice and leading ... Read More

Royal Caribbean Cruise shut down for 30 days
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Royal Caribbean Cruise shut down for 30 days

editor editor- March 13, 2020

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. announced today that it is suspending cruising in the United States for 30 days. The official ... Read More

WTTC: Coronavirus puts 50 million Travel & Tourism jobs at risk
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WTTC: Coronavirus puts 50 million Travel & Tourism jobs at risk

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 13, 2020

The World Travel & Tourism Council says up to 50 million jobs in the Travel & Tourism sector are at ... Read More

Prime Minister: Belize preparing for all coronavirus scenarios
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Prime Minister: Belize preparing for all coronavirus scenarios

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 13, 2020

The main priority of the Government of Belize is the safety and wellbeing of the citizenry.  As of today, there ... Read More

Barbados: No coronavirus travel ban!
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Barbados: No coronavirus travel ban!

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 13, 2020

The Government of Barbados has advised that at this time there are no restrictions on travel to Barbados as a ... Read More

Princess Cruises in trouble: Princess stopped all voyages
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Princess Cruises in trouble: Princess stopped all voyages

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 12, 2020

Princess Cruises is a Billion Dollar business forced to its knees. The appeal: Book a cruise with Princes The cruise ... Read More

What Viking Cruises Chairman Hagen said on Coronavirus?
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What Viking Cruises Chairman Hagen said on Coronavirus?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 12, 2020

Viking today announced it will temporarily suspend river and ocean cruise operations until May 1, 2020 in response to the ... Read More

Cruise Lines Committed to Working with Jamaica on Coronavirus Protocols
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Cruise Lines Committed to Working with Jamaica on Coronavirus Protocols

editor editor- March 10, 2020

Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, and Health & Wellness Minister, Hon. Dr. Christopher Tufton, today said that the world's ... Read More

Royal Caribbean Cruises gets a $550 Million Credit line
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Royal Caribbean Cruises gets a $550 Million Credit line

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 10, 2020

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd  today announced that due to the spread and recent developments related to the COVID-19 outbreak, the ... Read More

Third Princess Cruise ship quarantined for COVID-19
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Third Princess Cruise ship quarantined for COVID-19

editor editor- March 9, 2020

A third Princess Cruises ship is keeping thousands of passengers on board while crew members get tested for COVID-19 coronavirus. ... Read More

Countries to avoid travel during Coronavirus:  San Marino the worst, China dropping to 12, Italy 8, USA 48
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Countries to avoid travel during Coronavirus: San Marino the worst, China dropping to 12, Italy 8, USA 48

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 9, 2020

Currently, 110,090 are infected by Coronavirus. 3831 people died and 62,301 recovered from COVID-19 China is still the country with ... Read More