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Carnival Cruise Line Announces New Cruises Out of Galveston

June 05, 2020

The late-summer cruise season is shaping up to be a busy one as Carnival Cruise Line prepares to make its return to the seas in August.

Currently, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has a moratorium on cruising which is set to run through July 24. Carnival, the world's largest cruise company, has announced that it will begin cruising…

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Cruise Lines To Return To Fewer International Destination Options

June 04, 2020

In the travel industry, it is no secret that the cruise sector is aiming to get back to business as quickly as possible. Carnival Cruise Lines looks to be first among the major international cruise companies to return, with voyages already scheduled to begin on August 1. But the kind of cruise itineraries that travelers enjoyed just several months ago will likely not return soon, as many countries have instituted temporary moratoriums on cruise ships calling on their ports.

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Princess and Carnival Sued by Over 60 Passengers for Coronavirus Exposure

June 03, 2020

After thousands of cruise ship passengers were sickened by coronavirus, and dozens of them died, it was only a matter of time before the affected passengers began to sue the cruise lines that negligently exposed them to the virus. Dozens of cruise passengers filed one such lawsuit Tuesday.

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New Technologies May Help Cruise Companies Fight Coronavirus

June 02, 2020

In the battle against the spread of coronavirus, cruise companies are admittedly playing a game of catch up. After the virus caught the industry by surprise in the early part of the year, leaving hundreds sickened and dozens dead, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control ordered the industry not to sail until July 24 in order to give it time to devise protocols to halt the spread of coronavirus aboard cruise vessels. reports that cruise companies are looking into new technology which may help them stem the spread of coronavirus aboard their vessels. One such technology involves…

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NCL Announces Enhanced Sanitation and Hygienic Measures to Combat Coronavirus

June 01, 2020

Norwegian Cruise Line is the first major cruise company to unveil proposed new measures to be taken in order to protect passengers and crew against the spread of coronavirus on its vessels. reports that Norwegian has unveiled a six-point program, involving every part of…

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Lawsuit Filed by Family of Man Who Died After Contracting Coronavirus Aboard a Cruise Ship

May 31, 2020

The family of a man who died from coronavirus, which he contracted aboard a cruise ship, is suing the cruise line for his death. reports that 64-year-old Ronald Wong and his wife Eva sailed aboard the Grand Princess cruise ship out of San Francisco on February 21. According to the complaint, both Ronald and Eva contracted coronavirus while sailing aboard the ship. Ronald died as a result of complications from the illness while Eva recovered.

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Australia Looks to Change Status Quo of Cruise Travel

May 30, 2020

Countries across the world are reevaluating their relationship with the cruise industry. In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control has issued a no-sail order, prohibiting cruise ships from calling on U.S. ports until July 24. Yesterday, Canada extended its prohibition through October 31. And today, Australia is questioning the future of its relationship with cruising.

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Canada Extends Large Cruise Ship Ban Through October

May 29, 2020

The Canadian government has decided to extend its ban on large cruise ships until October 31, effectively cancelling the summer cruise season. reports that Canada's Transport Minister Marc Garneau announced the no-sail order on Friday…

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Report: Cruise Officials May Limit Cruise Ship Capacity Upon Return to Service

May 28, 2020

Social distancing on a cruise ship? The very idea seems to contradict the concept of cruising itself. But if cruise ships are to return to the seas soon they may have to incorporate reduced capacity and increased distance between passengers.

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Cruise Ship Coronavirus Screening Faces Uphill Battle Due to Asymptomatic Positives

May 27, 2020

As cruise companies push to return to service, they are facing an uphill battle as it relates to detaining coronavirus' spread aboard their vessels. During the height of the coronavirus outbreak, cruise ships were among the most affected, and infected, locations in the world, with one ship seeing over 700 people catch the coronavirus while onboard. 

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