Viking Cruises installs first full-scale PCR lab at sea

As cruise lines prepare to resume sailing under protocols calling for extensive COVID-19 testing of passengers and crew, Torstein Hagen’s Viking Cruises said today that it has completed installation of the first

FMC Commissioner Sola: Canceled cruise season hitting Alaska hard

Considered on a per capita basis, there may not be another state in the nation paying as high a cost from passenger ships not sailing as Alaska. That is one of the

Still burning cash, Carnival hopes for resumption of U.S. cruises this year

In a business update released today, the world’s largest cruise ship operator, Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) reported that its monthly average cash burn rate for the third quarter

Costa Cruises to bring third ship back into operation

Carnival Corporation’s Costa Cruises brand is to put a third ship back into service: its flagship LNG-fueled Costa Smeralda. Delivered at the end of last year by Finland’s Meyer Turku shipyard, the

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

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

World’s longest cruise ship roller coaster starts taking shape

COVID-19 restrictions may have temporarily halted production at Genting Group’s MV Werften shipbuilding operation in Germany, but work is continuing on a key feature of its first Global Class vessel: the world’s

Carnival announces layoffs, furloughs and salary cuts

Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) today reported a number of additional actions it is taking to strengthen its liquidity position in the event of an extended pause in cruise

Foreship launches project aimed at keeping coronavirus off cruise ships

Helsinki, Finland, headquartered naval architecture and marine engineering firm Foreship has launched an initiative to limit the presence and spread of coronavirus and other pathogens on passenger ships and get the cruise