VIDEO: Carnival Fantasy beached at Turkish scrapping yard

Postings on social media yesterday showed Carnival Fantasy being beached at a Turkish scrapping yard — a sad ending for a ship that had in many ways been an icon of the

Ten newly arrived AIDA crew test positive for COVID-19

Broadcaster NDR reports that ten AIDA Cruises crew members have tested positive for the coronavirus since arrival in Germany from Asia in preparations for next month’s planned resumption of cruises by Carnival

Carnival Cruise Line sells two, lays up two

As its cruise operations remained on hold because of COVID-19, Carnival Cruise Line today announced new plans for its fleet that it says “will generate tremendous guest excitement once it resumes sailing.”

Carnival says Mardi Gras on track for February 2021 debut

Carnival Cruise Line has released photos showing that construction of its first LNG-fueled cruise ship, Mardi Gras, is progressing at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Turku, Finland, as the ship is being

CDC extends cruise ship No Sail order

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has extended its No Sail Order for cruise ships through September 30, 2020. This order continues to suspend passenger operations on cruise ships with

Holland America Line sells four ships

Carnival Corporation’s Holland America Line cruise brand has announced that Amsterdam, Maasdam, Rotterdam and Veendam will be leaving the fleet and transferring to undisclosed buyers. The ships have been sold in pairs,

Carnival Corporation to accelerate ship disposals

“We have been transitioning the fleet into a prolonged pause and right sizing our shoreside operations,” said Carnival Corporation & plc President and CEO Arnold Donald, in a business update for the

German cruise brands to start sailing again

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, TUI Cruises and AIDA Cruises have all announced plans to resume sailings from German ports within weeks, starting at the end of this month. In a parallel development, TUI Group

Two cruise rivals form expert panel to advise on safe return to operations

As the cruise industry struggles to win approval to start sailing again, two major players, Royal Caribbean Group and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd., have set up a panel of public health

VIDEO: Viking responds to strong demand for Mississippi River cruises

Viking River Cruises says that new 2023 sailings of its Mississippi River cruises are now on sale. The company’s first custom vessel, Viking Mississippi, currently under construction at an Edison Chouest Offshore