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Cruise CEOs “Pinky Promise” That Ships Are Safe. Prepare New Health Protocols

A person on a stretcher is removed from Carnival’s Holland America cruise ship Zaandam at Port Everglades

BLOOMBERG, JULY 6, 2020 Norwegian chief says ships ‘can be among the safest places’ | Former FDA, HHS officials will lead the new Healthy Sail Panel By Jonathan Levin and Christopher Palmeri for Bloomberg – Two of the world’s largest cruise operators insist their ships are no more vulnerable to the spread of the new coronavirus than other public places. The cruise industry …

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Carnival says it’s selling six cruise ships to raise money. Who would buy cruise ships now?

Cruise ship

PortandTerminal.com, June 24, 2020 MIAMI, FL – On June 18th the Wall Street Journal reported that Carnival Cruise was planning on selling six of its cruise ships in the coming three months to help raise much-needed money. “As it looks for cash, Carnival said it expects six ships to leave its fleet over the next three months and is working …

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Port authorities in UK board cruise ships over fears for crew welfare – The Guardian

Cruise ship crew on hunger strike.

PortandTerminal.com, June 19, 2020 LONDON – England’s The Guardian Newspaper is reporting that British port authorities have boarded six cruise ships anchored near London and Bristol amid “serious concerns” over the welfare of almost 1,500 crew stranded because of the coronavirus pandemic. One of the vessels, the Astoria, has been temporarily detained following reports to the Maritime and Coastguard Agency …

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Carnival sees more pain after posting $4.4 billion loss. Selling six of its ships

REUTERS, JUNE 18, 2020 The company said it hoped to resume operations in a phased manner but was resigned to cutting back on overall capacity and had already agreed to sell six of its ships. (Reuters) – Carnival Corp (CCL.N) reported a record $4.4 billion in quarterly losses on Thursday, as the COVID-19 pandemic crippled the world’s biggest cruise operator …

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Remember the cruise ship that SANK a Venezuelan navy destroyer in March? Now it’s up for auction.

Cruise ship. Ice berg.

PortandTerminal.com, June 16, 2020 CURACAO, VENEZUELA  – Back at the beginning of April we reported on an incident in which a cruise ship, the RCGS Resolute, reportedly rammed a Venezuelan Navy ship and sank it. Day by day though as the story unfolded what actually happened became more bizarre and exciting. Here’s a brief rundown on what happened before we …

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At least 42,000 cruise ship workers still trapped at sea – Miami Herald/AP

Cruise crew room. View of sea from window

Associated Press, June 14, 2020 MIAMI (AP) — More than 40,000 cruise ship workers are still stuck at sea because of concerns about the coronavirus. The Miami Herald reports that at least 42,000 workers remain trapped on cruise ships without paychecks, and some still are suffering from COVID-19, three months after the industry shut down. Cruise lines stopped sailing in mid-March after several …

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Sentencing date postponed to July in Carnival cruise ship murder

Man and woman smiling.

PortandTerminal.com, June 11, 2020 TOPEKA, KS — A Kansas man convicted in December in 2018 killing of his long-time girlfriend aboard the Carnival Elation had a court history of four counts of domestic violence, according to U.S. District Court records examined Wednesday. Eric Duane Newman pleaded guilty last December to killing his longtime girlfriend by pushing her off the Carnival cruise ship’s balcony. …

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Frustrated Port Canaveral CEO Says Cruise Lines Taking “Unfair Hit”

Aerial photo of port. Cruise ships.

PortandTerminal.com, June 3, 2020 Murray’s frustration is understandable even though his assessment of the cruise industry’s well-documented culpability and mismanagement of the coronavirus crisis is factually wrong. Port Canaveral’s CEO has spoken out against the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “No Sail” order, which currently extends through July 24, 2020. Port Canaveral Chief Executive Officer John Murray stated that the …

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