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

Seabourn names Josh Leibowitz president

Carnival Corporation’s Seabourn ultra luxury cruise brand has named Josh Leibowitz as president, effective immediately. Reporting to Stein Kruse, Group CEO of Holland America Group and Carnival U.K., Leibowitz’s responsibilities will include

Royal Caribbean’s Spanish cruise JV files for reorganization

Cruises Investment Holding and Royal Caribbean Group report that they have filed for the reorganization of their Pullmantur Cruceros joint venture under the terms of Spanish insolvency laws. Cruises Investment Holding owns

VIDEO: Virgin Voyages releases plan for reducing COVID-19 risks

Who would have thought that free on-board testing for COVID-19 would ever be offered as an inducement to take a cruise? In a reflection on the challenging times we’re living in, such

Carnival reports $4.4 billion second quarter loss

Reporting a staggering second quarter loss and faced with a continuing pause in operations as a result of COVID-19 restrictions worldwide, Carnival Corporation & plc, the world’s largest cruise company, is planning