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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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WATCH: “COVID Cruise” – What we learned about COVID-19 from the Diamond Princess

PortandTerminal.com, November 28, 2020 3,711 passengers and crew. 14-day quarantine. 1 deadly infectious disease. Coronavirus aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship. TORONTO – A new documentary aired yesterday on CBC in Canada that explores the COVID-19 crisis on board the Diamond Princess. ‘The Covid Cruise’ is from The Nature of Things, CBC’s long-running documentary program. In a preview trailer for …

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MONEY: What Are Investors Saying About Carnival Cruise Lines? -InvestorPlace.com

Cruise ship

PortandTerminal.com, November 26, 2020 At the bottom and time to buy? Carnival and the cruise industry overall are in a very difficult spot. This is what one investment website has to say about their stock. NEW YORK – InvestorPlace.com featured Carnival Cruise Lines in an article yesterday titled “Investors Should Desert the Sinking Ship That Is Carnival Cruise Lines”. It …

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Warning: CDC Recommends That People Stay Off Cruise Ships

cruise ship with warning label

PortandTerminal.com, November 21, 2020 The latest CDC warning is another heavy blow to the cruise industry, the hundreds of thousands who rely upon it for employment and to the millions of people who enjoy cruising. WASHINGTON – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has escalated its warning for cruise travel to the highest level and continued to …

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Latest: Barbados puts on a brave face as it deals with scary COVID cruise ship

Cruise ship docked. Barbados sign

PortandTerminal.com, November 13, 2020 “Nothing to fear” says government to Barbadians BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS – The small Caribbean island of Barbados, home to just 287 thousand people, is telling is its worried citizens that they have “Nothing to Fear” after a cruise ship was allowed to dock there with at least six individuals testing positive for COVID-19. Yesterday, we reported that …

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Twitter explodes on news of COVID cases on 1st cruise ship to sail in Caribbean

Two large yachts at sea

PortandTerminal.com, November 12, 2020 Q: Did the ship depart from Dumbassylvania? A: No. It departed from Port Covidiot. (Twitter reactions) MIAMI – Five people aboard the SeaDream 1 cruise ship have tested positive for Covid-19, the ship’s captain said in an announcement, according to passenger Ben Hewitt. The ship is the first cruise vessel to resume sailing in the Caribbean …

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The Messy, Booming Business of Recycling Cruise Ships

Cruise ships being salvaged

BLOOMBERG, OCTOBER 29, 2020 By Fran Golden for Bloomberg – Carnival Fantasy was a ship famous for its outlandish décor, all-night revelry and its size—back when 2,000 was an incredible number of passengers. The “Fun Ship” vibe it introduced in 1990 came with such whimsical spaces as an Egyptian-themed piano bar, decorated with a fake sarcophagus, and a glitzy glass-topped …

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Why Does Gov. Ron DeSantis Want To Kill Floridians?

Man frowning

Says he supports lifting federal COVID-19 restrictions on travelers from the United Kingdom and Brazil – two of the most dangerously infected countries in the world MIAMI – Why does Florida’s Gov. Ron DeSantis want to get Floridians killed? Simply put, because the loss of more lives in Florida vs the economic benefit of getting cruise ships sailing again is a trade-off …

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After 8 months, Japanese cruise ships start sailing again

The Diamond Princess Cruise ship shown here in quarantine in Japan in February, 2013

PortandTerminal.com, October 25, 2020 According to the Japanese transport ministry, a cruise ship in service last docked at a Japanese port on Feb. 26. TOKYO – The Japan Times is reporting today that cruise ships are resuming domestic operations after long service suspensions caused by the novel coronavirus crisis. The Nippon Maru cruise ship operated by Mitsui O.S.K. Passenger Lines …

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If cruising is to restart these questions need answering

Protestors. Masks. Placards.

PortandTerminal.com, October 23, 2020 Ports and employees who rely upon the cruise industry are pressuring the CDC to lift No Sail Order | These questions need to be answered before they do GALVESTON, TX – On Wednesday, employees at cruise ports in Texas and Florida held rallies to pressure the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to let a No-Sail …

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