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Carnival Cruise Line Terminates 7,000 Employees

Cruise ship officers. Smoke stack

PortandTerminal.com, September 21, 2020 MIAMI – Jim Walker, a maritime lawyer who writes the blog Cruise Law News, is reporting this morning that Carnival Cruise Lines has announced massive layoffs. Walker’s information is supported by other industry insiders and is based upon accounts from employees with first-hand information. “Today, several crew members provided internal documentation indicating that Carnival is sending …

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Just 42 Visitors to Bermuda In 2020 Second Quarter

Empty tourist beach.

PortandTerminal.com, September 4, 2020 The airport reopened to commercial air traffic on July 1, but cruise ships have yet to return. HAMILTON, BERMUDA (CMC) – Bermuda’s tourism officials are counting the cost of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic after just 42 people visited the island in the second quarter of the year as spending plunged to US$70,000 compared to US$98 million in the …

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Carnival’s shares surge as two of its ships resume sailing

Cruise ship. Docked. Bollards

REUTERS, SEPTEMBER 3, 2020 (Reuters) – Carnival Corp’s shares surged 11% on Thursday after its Italian brand Costa Cruises said two of its ships would resume sailing this weekend, with more to follow. Cruise companies, among the worst hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, were forced to halt voyages for months after ships in Japan, Australia and California made headlines because …

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First big cruise ship since industry-wide suspension completes 7-day cruise

Cruise ship. Genoa. Port

PortandTerminal.com, August 25, 2020 The MSC Grandiosa is one of the first cruise ships to be returning to the sea since the industry’s global shut down due to the Covid-19 pandemic. GENOA, ITALY – The MSC Grandiosa, the first big cruise ship to resume operations since the suspension of worldwide cruising due to the COVID-19 pandemic, has completed its first …

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How to Make Cruises Safe Again? Here’s One Cruise Company’s Plan.

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BLOOMBERG, AUGUST 20, 2020 40% to 45% of the Lindblad’s past guests have indicated they’re ready to cruise again – here’s how the company plans to do it in the age of COVID-19 By Fran Golden for Bloomberg – Adventure cruise operator Lindblad Expeditions thinks it’s cracked the code for safe cruising during a pandemic: Shelter passengers in a moving bubble of protection …

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World’s biggest cruise line operator, Carnival, hit by ransomware attack

PortandTerminal.com, August 18, 2020 MIAMI – The world’s largest cruise shipping company Carnival Corporation was the victim of a ransomware attack on August 15, the company said in a regulatory filing. The attack accessed and encrypted a portion of one brand’s information technology systems, and included the download of certain of the company’s data files. “The Carnival data breach is …

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Australian Politician Sorry For Cruise Ship Failures That Caused Infections

Ruby Princess Cruise Ship. Sydney Opera House

REUTERS, AUGUST 17, 2020 Inquiry finds 914 COVID-19 infections could be traced back to the Ruby Princess, mostly among passengers. The outbreak led to 22 deaths. SYDNEY — The leader of Australia’s New South Wales state apologized on Monday for failing to stop people carrying the novel coronavirus from disembarking from a cruise ship in Sydney in March, triggering that …

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‘SORT YOUR SHIP OUT!’: Ocean Rebellion protests cruise ship pollution

Cruise Ship. Projection by light.

PortandTerminal.com, August 15, 2020 “Luxury cruise ships emit 10x more air pollution than Europe’s cars & fill the ocean with sewage & waste. The industry pays no fuel tax” LONDON – While most of the world’s fleet of cruise ships is sidelined waiting for better days, major environmental groups are still taking the cruise industry to task for its poor …

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