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Another cruise line bankruptcy as COVID impact on industry deepens

Cruise ship at sea

PortandTerminal.com, July 21, 2020 LONDON – Cruise and Maritime Voyages (CMV), a cruise operator focusing on the British market, was placed in receivership late today. The line, which has six ships in its fleet and was founded in 2010, has “ceased trading with immediate effect”, according to administrators Duff & Phelps. It comes after concerns were raised last month that …

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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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Activists protest Seattle cruise terminal expansion: Call Carnival Cruise “Criminals”

PortandTerminal.com, November 7, 2019 Environmental activists with Stand.earth and 350 Seattle organized protests related to the Port of Seattle’s Cruise Terminal 46 expansion proposal on November 6 SEATTLE, WA – Environmental activists with Stand.earth and 350 Seattle protested the Port of Seattle’s Cruise Terminal 46 expansion proposal outside the Cruise Connections industry event on Wednesday, November 6, in downtown Seattle, calling out the Port …

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A new ship promises affordable full-time living at sea for peasants like us

PortandTerminal.com, October 24, 2019 MIAMI, FL – A company called Storylines is building what they call the “world’s greenest cruise ship” which will be home to the world’s first affordable residential community at sea. “Affordable condos at sea” is probably part of their elevator pitch and if it is, we love it. The company announced that it is now taking …

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Is taking a cruise vacation about to become embarrassing?

PortandTerminal.com, October 4, 2019 HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – According to Reuters, one in five travellers is flying less as “flight shaming” propels travellers to shun air travel for the sake of the planet. Some are calling it the “Greta Effect” after the young 16-year-old Greta Thunberg famously sailed to New York City last month instead of flying. Environmental activist, Greta …

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Popularity of Cruising in Asia Set to Grow

Photo of Marina Bay Cruise Ship Terminal in Singapore

PortandTerminal.com, August 20, 2019 Cruising in Asia is expected to become more popular over the coming years, with cruise lines deploying new, larger ships that have been purposely built for this region, according to the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA).  “The coming generation of ships will replace older ships previously based in Asia, and when coupled with new cruise infrastructure …

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RIOTS IN PUERTO RICO: More cruise ships bypass San Juan

PortandTerminal.com, July 23, 2019 After a day of largely peaceful demonstrations, masses of protesters were met with tear gas in San Juan late Monday as they called for the ousting of embattled Gov. Ricardo Rossello. The protests and uncertainty are scaring cruise ships away. SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO – Hundreds of thousands of people swept through the capital of Puerto Rico …

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WATCH: Another close call by a cruise ship in Venice.

PortandTerminal.com, July 9, 2019 A cruise ship veered very close to the esplanade when it passed through a canal in Venice during stormy weather on Sunday. The incident sparked, yet again, a discussion about over tourism and safety for large cruises moving through Venice’s canals. VENICE – A cruise liner came close to crashing into a dock in Venice on …

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