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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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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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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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The Port of Galveston says cruises are probably done for the year

Galveston Cruise Terminal sign. Cruise ship. Red smoke stack

PortandTerminal.com, April 29, 2020 GALVESTON, TX – The Galveston Wharves Board of Trustees on Tuesday voted unanimously to adjust its 2020 budget under the assumption that no cruises will sail this year because of cancellations caused by the coronavirus. The vote amended the Port of Galveston’s budget, lowering the amount of money officials project the port will collect by $14.8 …

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Carnival extends cruise cancellations. Plans to restart on July 27. (Unlikely)

Carnival Cruise Ship at Sea

PortandTerminal.com, April 13, 2020 MIAMI, FL – Carnival has announced it will extend its cancellation of cruise operations until June 26th and restart them on July 27th. One notable exception to the announcement was the suspension of its Carnival Sunrise itinerary out of New York, which has been cancelled to the end of 2020. New York Governor Cuomo is a …

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Cruise to Nowhere Passengers Spend Easter on ‘Ghost Ship’

Holland America's Zaandam, left, and the Rotterdam cruise ships are seen in Panama City bay on March 28. Photographer: Ivan Pisarenko/AFP via Getty Images

BLOOMBERG, APRIL 13, 2020 Thousands still on ships a month after industry halted cruises |  Argentina’s Covid lockdown blocks some passengers’ return home By Michael Smith for Bloomberg – For some passengers, this has become a cruise to nowhere. After enduring a coronavirus outbreak on a Carnival Corp. luxury cruise liner, some passengers say they are still trapped aboard another luxurious “ghost ship,” …

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HOMICIDE?: Police Start Criminal Probe into Carnival Virus Cruise Ship

Cruise ship Ruby Princess docked against Sydney urban skyline

BLOOMBERG, APRIL 5, 2020 Almost a third of Australia’s coronavirus deaths have been attributed to Carnival’s Ruby Princess cruise ship, which last month was allowed to discharge its passengers in Sydney. Many later tested positive for COVID19. Homicide detectives are involved in the investigation. By Ainslie Chandler for Bloomberg – Police in Australia’s New South Wales state will start a criminal …

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Editorial: We’re fed up with cruise ship passengers. WTF are you dummies thinking?

Crowded swimming pool on cruise ship as guy dives off diving board

PortandTerminal.com, March 14, 2020 Editor’s note. We’re fed up with MANY cruise ship passengers – not all of them. Just the ones who gleefully still ignore the pleas from health officials, scientists and their own governments as they continue to put themselves and others at risk by getting onto cruise ships. You know who you are. What’s the matter with …

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