12 crew members on Aegean cruise test positive for coronavirus

In a blow to cruise industry hopes of a return to some kind of normal, 12 crew members on board TUI Cruises’ Mein Schiff 6 have tested positive for COVID-19. The ship,

St Kitts and Nevis to provide berths for two Royal Caribbean vessels

The Federation of St Kitts and Nevis today outlined the process to be used for safely harboring two Royal Caribbean vessels this week. Minister of Tourism, Lindsay Grant, told a press conference

WFSA adds COVID-19 risk reduction to ferry competition requirements

The Worldwide Ferry Safety Association (WFSA) is adding new requirements for its eighth Annual International Student Design Competition for a Safe Affordable Ferry that reflect the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. This

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RCL posts $1.6 billion second quarter loss

The no sail orders imposed in response to the coronavirus pandemic continue to put the cruise industry under huge financial pressure. Royal Caribbean Group (NYSE: RCL) today reported a U.S. GAAP net

Norway reacts to Hurtigruten COVID-19 outbreak with cruise ship ban

As investigations into the COVID-19 outbreak aboard its cruise ship Roald Amundsen continued, Hurtigruten today announced that it has ​temporarily suspended all sailings on MS Roald Amundsen, MS Fridtjof Nansen and MS

Police to probe Hurtigruten coronavirus outbreak

The police in Norway’s Troms District are expected to begin an investigation Monday into a coronavirus outbreak on board the Hurtigruten cruise ship Roald Amundsen, according to broadcaster NRK. The ship is

300,000 seafarers still trapped on ships by crew change crisis

A global summit hosted by the U.K. Government on July 9, 2020, on the impact of COVID-19 on crew changes may have gotten some headlines, but so far doesn’t seem to have

Hudson River Cruises resumes sightseeing cruises

Kingston, N.Y.-based Hudson River Cruises has resumed its Hudson Valley sightseeing cruises while following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines to provide a comfortable and safe environment for all

Allianz: Coronavirus challenges could cause uptick in shipping losses

Though large shipping losses are at a record low, having fallen by over 20% year-on-year, marine insurer Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE (AGCS) warns that the coronavirus crisis could endanger the

COVID-19: U.S.-flag containership held off Virginia Beach

Vessel tracking services were this morning showing the U.S.-flag containership Maersk Idaho as still at anchor some 8 miles off Virginia Beach, Va., as its owner Maersk Line Limited worked on a