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

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

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

Carnival: coronavirus will have “material impact” on earnings

Carnival Corporation & plc said today that it “is closely monitoring the evolving situation with respect to coronavirus” and that its “medical experts are coordinating closely with the U.S. Centers for Disease

Meyer Turku shipyard delivers new Costa flag ship

After a couple of delays (see earlier story), Finland’s Meyer Turku shipyard yesterday delivered the 180,000 gt, 6,552 passenger, Costa Smeralda to Costa Cruises, the Italian brand of Carnival Corporation & plc.

Carnival beefs up internal ethics and compliance team

Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), has announced seven new hires and internal promotions as part of the development of its new companywide ethics and compliance function, first announced in

Carnival names NTSB veteran to head new internal investigation group

Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) has appointed of Sandra Rowlett as vice president of the company’s newly created Incident Analysis Group (IAG). Rowlett, who joins Carnival after a 27

Auto gasification solution will provide sustainable waste disposal for Princess Cruises vessel

Wärtsilä is to supply and install an auto gasification solution for Princess Cruises vessel Regal Princess. The technology will enable the safe disposal of waste from the ship through a self-fueling thermal