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Report: Connectivity crucial to seafarers’ future welfare needs

Mobile satellite communications leader Inmarsat has sponsored a new report exploring the future of seafaring to 2050. The report offers recommendations on how shipping, training institutions and welfare services can respond to

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Cruise line asks court to overturn Florida “vaccine passport” ban

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCHL) is pushing back on Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ policy banning cruise lines (and other businesses) from requiring proofs of vaccination from customers. Yesterday, the cruise company filed

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VIDEO: IMO Sec Gen calls for “fair future for seafarers”

For a second year in a row, IMO’s Day of the Seafarer is being marked as hundreds of thousands of seafarers continue to face restrictions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Carnival aims for 52% capacity by November

Eight cruise line brands from Carnival Corporation & plc, the world’s largest cruise company, have announced plans to resume guest cruise operations, with AIDA Cruises, Carnival Cruise Line, Costa Cruises, Cunard, Holland

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COVID-19 dents BC Ferries’ revenues and ridership

Canada’s largest ferry operator, Victoria, B.C., headquartered BC Ferries, today released its results for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2021 (fiscal 2021). Not surprisingly, the results reveal that the COVID-19 had

CDC slightly eases cruise travel warning

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday lowered its health notice on cruise travel from Level 4 (very high), which recommends avoiding all travel, to Level 3 (high). At

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8 Odyssey of the Seas crewmembers test COVID-19 positive

Royal Caribbean’s plans for a return to U.S. cruising are not going as smoothly as hoped. Eight crew members aboard the Odyssey of the Seas have tested positive for COVID-19. Plans for

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First 100% vaccinated U.S. river cruise departs Spokane

The Hornblower Group’s American Queen Steamboat Company reports that passengers boarded the American Empress in Spokane, Wash., yesterday, and embarked this morning on the first overnight river cruise with 100% COVID-19 vaccinated

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Two Celebrity Millennium guests test positive for COVID-19

Two passengers aboard a Celebrity Cruises’ cruise that departed from the Caribbean port of Philipsburg, St. Maarten, June 5, have tested positive for COVID-19. The company issued the following statement: “Today, two

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PODCAST: Small-scale ferry operations and the bigger picture

In this edition of Listen Up!, we talk to Nigel Cabral, who is the CEO of Tideline Marine Group, a ferry services and maritime consulting firm based in Tiburon, Calif., that focuses