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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

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

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

Sea trials of new Silversea cruise ship include an unusual world first

Royal Caribbean’s Silversea Cruises brand is preparing to take delivery of its new ship Silver Origin, following a remarkable display of resilience and ingenuity by its builder, the De Hoop shipyard in

More cruise lines suspend sailings

More cruise lines have followed Carnival Corporation’s Princess Brand in announcing suspensions of sailings. They include Royal Caribbean Cruise Line which said today that, beginning midnight tonight, it will pause its fleet’s

Royal Caribbean boosts liquidity, withdraws guidance

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (NYSE: RCL) today reported that due to the spread and recent developments related to the COVID-19 outbreak, the company has increased its revolving credit capacity by $550 million

Celebrity Edge sails with all-female bridge and leadership team

After a week of downbeat news from the cruise industry, here’s one positive story. In what’s claimed as a first in maritime history, Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Edge departed Port Everglades yesterday with

Coronavirus scare delays Anthem of the Seas sailing by one day

Royal Caribbean today delayed the next sailing of its Anthem of the Seas from Bayonne, N.J. by one day. The cruise line made the move after morning TV newscasts showed passengers being

Coast Guard, cruise lines join Bahamas relief efforts

The U.S. Coast Guard’s Hurricane Dorian response operations continue in support of the Bahamas.  As of Friday at 9 a.m., Coast Guard crews had rescued 205 people in the Bahamas since Hurricane

Cruise lines respond to Dorian

Cruise lines are reshuffling their schedules as Hurricane Dorian continued to roll towards the Southeast United States. In a weather update released at 8:00 PM (ET) yesterday, Carnival Cruise Lines said that