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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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WATCH: Late-night NBC comic ridicules Norway’s decision to resume cruising

Screen grab. Talk show host. Photo of sea captain.

PortandTerminal.com, August 6, 2020 NEW YORK – “Late Night with Seth Meyers” host Seth Myers took aim Wednesday night on his locked-down, broadcast from home show at Norway’s misguided decision to resume cruising. Most of Myers airtime of late has focussed on US politics and America’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. For him to dedicate a large slice of his …

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Smoking kills, seatbelts save lives and cruising during a pandemic is still unwise

Cruise ship

PortandTerminal.com, August 3, 2020 Cruising during a pandemic is dangerous. Do the 340 passengers now stuck on board a cruise ship in Tahiti also need to be reminded that smoking kills and seatbelts save lives? TAHITI – Cruise companies keep trying to restart cruising and COVID-19 outbreaks onboard keep fouling their plans. The latest news from AP is that around …

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Cruising that makes sense. US small ship cruise line restarts cruises to Alaska

Cruise ship glacier

PortandTerminal.com, August 2, 2020 Seattle-based UnCruise Adventures resumed cruising this weekend from Juneau aboard its small Wilderness Adventurer, with just 37 passengers and 30 crew SEATTLE– On a weekend when at least two cruise lines in Europe have badly stumbled as they tried to restart cruising, a small boutique cruise ship company called UnCruise Adventures has restarted cruises to Alaska. …

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33 Crew Members Test Positive for COVID-19 on a Norway Cruise

Cruise ship in Arctic

PortandTerminal.com, August 1, 2020 “By the time we were notified, the passengers had left the ship,” OSLO, NOWAY – Cruise line Hurtigruten’s expedition cruise ship Roald Amundsen sailed on a 7-day cruise from the arctic port of Tromsø, Norway on July 24 with 177 passengers and 160 crew. Norway has done a good job managing COVID-19 and people probably felt that the …

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WATCH: Float-out SPIRIT OF ADVENTURE at Meyer Werft Shipyard – 4K drone footage

Screen grab ship being towed by tug out of ship building hall.

PortandTerminal.com, July 26, 2020 HAMBURG, GERMANY – Despite the cruise industry being close to collapse, cruise ships are still being built – construction projects that began before the pandemic are still at various stages of completion. Last Friday, a new cruise ship called Spirit of Adventure was floated out of the construction hall at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. The …

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Set sail and social distance: Taiwan resumes ocean cruise during pandemic

Cruise ship. Woman taking selfie.

REUTERS, JULY 26, 2020 KEELUNG, Taiwan (Reuters) – Taiwan resumed an island-hopping ocean cruise on Sunday, joining a handful of places in the world to restart voyages after the coronavirus pandemic brought the industry to a virtual standstill. Some 900 holiday makers are adapting to new safety measures when boarding Genting Hong Kong’s Explorer Dream embarking from Taiwan’s northern Keelung …

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