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Cruise Industry Recovery In Florida Likely To Be A Long Haul

Cruise ship passing under bridge

By Jim Turner – News Service of Florida The Florida Ports Council estimates that the coronavirus pandemic has resulted in an economic impact of $22 billion in the state and has affected 170,000 jobs. “Significant” passenger cruise operations might not return to Florida waters for another year or longer as fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic continues, according to a port-industry lobbying …

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Canada Says No Cruises Until 2022, Shutting Down Alaska Trips

Cruise ship. Mountains.

BLOOMBERG, FEBRUARY 4, 2021 Big lines need a Canadian port as part of those itineraries | Norwegian is ‘exploring alternatives’ to let sailings continue By Jonathan Levin and Christopher Palmeri – Canada is extending its ban on cruise ships through February 2022 because of Covid-19, effectively shutting down popular summer trips to Alaska for another year. The prohibition will allow authorities to focus …

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VIDEO: Costa cruise ship crashes into cargo crane, destroying lifeboat

Damaged lifeboat

PortandTerminal.com, January 23, 2021 SAVONA, ITALY – On Friday morning (Jan. 22) the Costa Smeralda make contact with a cargo crane in the port of Savona, destroying one of the vessel’s lifeboats. Savona is the homeport of the Costa cruise line. The company is anxiously readying itself to resume operations on March 13 with the Costa Smeralda with three- and …

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“Immense” Attack: Second Cruise Line Being Cyber Attacked This Month

cruise ship

PortandTerminal.com, December 29, 2020 HAMBURG, GERMANY – AIDA cruise ships, including the Aidamar and the Aidaperla, are suffering what has been described as an “immense” IT problem. The German newspaper Bild reports that the AIDA cruise line’s operations in its home port of Rostock, Germany have been affected by the failure of the company’s land-based and shipboard telephone and internet systems. This is at least the …

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New Cruise Ship Braves Covid With a Roller Coaster

Roller Coaster on Cruise Ship

BLOOMBERG, DECEMBER 28, 2020 Take a peek at Carnival’s latest “Fun Ship,” Mardi Gras, which can hold up to 6,500 passengers in its cabins.  By Fran Golden for Bloomberg – In cold, dark Finland, in the middle of the pandemic, shipyard workers at Meyer Turku were hard at work setting a roller coaster on top of a cruise ship—a world first. Others were …

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Everything I’ve Missed About Cruising in 2020

The Coral ­Adventurer ­explores the Arafura Sea off New Guinea.

BLOOMBERG, DECEMBER 15, 2020 For this cruise correspondent, a year spent mostly on dry land is reason to reflect on the call of the sea. By Fran Golden for Bloomberg – Cruise expert Fran Golden typically does 10 cruises a year, many to check out new ships, and has sailed on more than 150 voyages in total. This year, she squeezed in …

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Cruise line hit by serious ransomware attack

Cruise line website screen shot.

REUTERS, DECEMBER 14, 2020 OSLO, Dec 14 (Reuters) – Norwegian cruise company Hurtigruten said it had suffered a serious ransomware cyber attack on Monday and several of its systems are paralysed. But it said it had no safety concerns for two ships heading up to the far north of Norway, the cyber attack had not disrupted communication with them and …

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Super-Spreader Cruises May Give Biden an Early Covid-19 Test

Cruise ship docked at port.

BLOOMBERG, DECEMBER 12, 2020 Though many voyages went OK, Norway’s cruises show the risks | Companies push to resume sailing from U.S. ports in March By Lars Erik Taraldsen and Michael Smith for Bloomberg – The Norwegian cruise line Hurtigruten Group was ready to show the world that ships could be made safe from Covid-19. It outfitted its newest vessel, the MS Roald Amundsen, with …

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Cruise ship being converted into an innovation hub for entrepreneurs

Cruise Ship

PortandTerminal.com, December 2, 2020 Ocean Builders‘ plan to convert luxury cruise liners into ocean communities of digital nomads, crypto-enthusiasts and entrepreneurs is one step closer to fruition with the first wave of cabins up for auction aboard MS Satoshi. The 804ft ship (named after the elusive Bitcoin founder Satoshi Nakamoto) is being prepared to set sail from the Mediterranean and anchor in …

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This is when the cruise and travel industries will recover

Cruise ships anchored in a cluster at sea

BLOOMBERG, DECEMBER 1, 2020 Predictions on recovery from a consultant who has an eye on it all. By Nikki Ekstein – As the head of travel and tourism for Boston Consulting Group, Jason Guggenheim is used to troubleshooting on behalf of airlines and hotel companies when the road gets bumpy. Typically that means rethinking operations and carrying out restructuring efforts for …

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