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Over and over - the cruise ship MS Astor is scrapped

Over and over - the cruise ship MS Astor is scrapped

November 25.11, 2020 - The friends of MS Astor will be saddened that the 33-year-old cruise ship is being scrapped in Turkey. On Monday of this week, the ship landed in Aliaga, Turkey.

Mein Schiff 1 Caribbean Cruise - Christmas and New Years Eve 2020

Mein Schiff 1 Caribbean Cruise - Christmas and New Years Eve 2020

November 20.11.2020, 35 - TUI Cruises is offering 1 days of long-term vacation in the Caribbean on the cruise ship Mein Schiff XNUMX

USA - Royal Caribbean is hiring volunteers for test drives

USA - Royal Caribbean is hiring volunteers for test drives

13th November, 2020 - What sounds like a joke is true. Royal Caribbean International has launched a website for potential test subjects. The cruise brand is looking for volunteers who will be available for test purposes for the upcoming test cruises.

Norwegian Cruise Line: Normality will not be reached before 2023

Norwegian Cruise Line: Normality will not be reached before 2023

November 12, 2020 -Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings boss Frank Del Rio sees the coming year as a year of transition for the three companies in the NCL Group. Full employment can be expected in 2022. Normality will only come about in 2023.

Celebrity Cruises introduces all-inclusive pricing system

Celebrity Cruises introduces all-inclusive pricing system

November 12, 2020 - Celebrity Cruises, one of the Royal Caribbean brands, is introducing the all-inclusive pricing system on all trips. The new Always Included program includes internet access, drinks and tips.

Costa Deliziosa: Greece cruises suspended

Costa Deliziosa: Greece cruises suspended

November 7th, 2020 - Greece is introducing new travel restrictions in response to the rising number of coronavirus cases. These measures are forcing Costa Crociere to temporarily suspend Costa Deliziosa's cruises to Greece.

TUI Cruises slowed down - Schleswig Holstein stops blue trips

TUI Cruises slowed down - Schleswig Holstein stops blue trips

November 4, 2020 - According to RTL, the state of Schleswig-Holstein has banned the Hamburg shipping company TUI Cruises from operating cruises from this state. The ban will come into force on November 5, 2020.

Leading cruise brands are on hold until the end of the year

Leading cruise brands are on hold until the end of the year

November 3rd, 2020 - The COVID-19 pandemic claims its victims among the cruise brands. Small, financially weak companies like the Spanish Pullmantur Cruceros, the British CMV including the subsidiary brand TransOcean and FTI Cruises were hit hard. The list is not exhaustive. They were forced to cease operations. The industry giants Carnival, MSC, Norwegian and Royal Caribbean are hit no less hard. With a few exceptions, their ships will be on hold until December 31, 2020.

VIVA Cruises will start ocean cruises in April 2021

VIVA Cruises will start ocean cruises in April 2021

November. 3rd, 2020 - Düsseldorf-based VIVA Cruises have so far only offered river cruises on European rivers with ten ships. In April 2021, the company will venture out to sea with the MS SEAVENTURE. An eight-day Baltic Sea cruise will begin on April 18. The journey begins and ends in Bremerhaven.

Breakwater shutdown - TUI Cruises reacts calmly

Breakwater shutdown - TUI Cruises reacts calmly

October 29.10.2020, 16 - Yesterday, the federal government, together with the 2020 federal states, decided on measures to combat the corona pandemic. The drastic measures in force until the end of November XNUMX all serve to limit contacts. What influence does the decision have on Germany's cruise lines?

Costa cancels the Costa Deliziosa world tour planned for 2021

Costa cancels the Costa Deliziosa world tour planned for 2021

October 29.10.2020, 2020 - The corona pandemic is forcing Costa Crociere to revise the 21/XNUMX winter timetable. The Timetables of the ships used in winter 2020/21 were made updated. The ships used for Mediterranean cruises and the 2021 world tour of the Costa Deliziosa are affected.

Hurtigruten establishes expedition cruise unit

Hurtigruten establishes expedition cruise unit

16.10.2020 - Hurtigruten sees strong demand in all markets and destinations for the second half of 2021 and beyond. The company expects expedition cruises to grow in popularity following COVID-19. With the establishment of a separate unit for expedition cruises, Hurtigruten is adapting to the changed situation.

Royal Caribbean Group - Booking Situation and Finances

Royal Caribbean Group - Booking Situation and Finances

October 14, 2020 -The Royal Caribbean Group commented on the situation of the group in the last few days. In particular, it was about the booking situation, the budget and the financial situation.

TUI Cruises - Canary Islands Cruises 2020 bookable now

TUI Cruises - Canary Islands Cruises 2020 bookable now

October 13, 2020 - TUI Cruises today publishes travel dates and sailing areas for the 2020 winter season. The shipping company is convinced that there is something for everyone. The offer includes classic one to two week cruises in the sun with shore excursions as well as short trips from German ports. The two routes around the Canary Islands to be completed by Mein Schiff 2 are particularly interesting.

MV WERFTEN received a loan of 193 million euros

MV WERFTEN received a loan of 193 million euros

October 10, 2020 – The financially stricken MV WERFTEN are granted a breathing space. The shipyard group receives a bridging loan of 193 million Euro. The funds will be used to complete the expedition ship Crystal Endeavor and to maintain the shipyard's operations.

Cruises - general compulsory COVID-19 test decided

Cruises - general compulsory COVID-19 test decided

October 08, 2020 - The international cruise association CLIAhas aGlobal compulsory testing for COVID-19 for all passengers and crew members decided. With this decision, the cruise industry is taking on a pioneering role in the international tourism industry.

MEYER Werft visitor center - destination for cruise fans

MEYER Werft visitor center - destination for cruise fans

October 07, 2020 - The autumn holidays are in sight. What to do in times of the corona pandemic? The MEYER shipyard in Papenburg is an interesting and educational destination in Northern Germany. At the moment there are two newbuildings of cruise ships in the building docks.

Azamara Club Cruises - Cruises depart March 2021

Azamara Club Cruises - Cruises depart March 2021

October 07, 2020 - Azamara Club Cruises regularly informs regular guests about new developments during the corona pandemic. Today we learned that the winter season is canceled. The spring season starts in March with cruises in Europe.

Cruises USA - No Sail Order will remain until October 2020

Cruises USA - No Sail Order will remain until October 2020

October 2, 2020 - Cruise lines have to accept further delays when it comes to cruises from US ports. The CDC, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, have extended the No Sail Order through October 31th.

Costa Crociere - new timetables for April to November 2021

Costa Crociere - new timetables for April to November 2021

28.09.2020 - Costa Cruises has just presented its new timetables from April to November 2021. The focus is on an expanded Mediterranean offering and the resumption of northern European cruises departing from German ports.

TUI Cruises CEO Meier gives an interview with Tagesspiegel

TUI Cruises CEO Meier gives an interview with Tagesspiegel

September 26, 2020 - Wybcke Meier, has been managing the cruise company TUI Cruises GmbH for six years. The company is one of the premium providers on the cruise market. Ms. Meier talks about current topics at TUI Cruises in an interview with the Berliner Tagesspiegel. We quote from the report.

Azamara with double cabin upgrade and points promo

Azamara with double cabin upgrade and points promo

September 1, 2020 - Azamara Club Cruises, the 3-ship cruise line, lures customers with a double cabin upgrade and double ship club points. The luxury brand belonging to the Royal Caribbean Group starts today, September 1st, with the sales campaign.

The cruise industry is struggling in difficult waters

The cruise industry is struggling in difficult waters

August 29, 2018 - The cruise boom was yesterday. Today there is need and lamentation. Three current examples: In Venice, port workers demonstrated for the return of the cruise ships. AIDA Cruises is postponing the resumption of ship operations until the beginning of November, and the luxury brand Oceania entices with special prices.

Costa certified: cruises start in September

Costa certified: cruises start in September

August 25, 2020 - As we reported on August 13th, Costa Crociere is planning a restart in the Mediterranean in September 2020. The cruises are exclusively reserved for Italian guests. The Costa Deliziosa and the Costa Diadema are used for driving.

Cunard Line will suspend ship travel until spring 2021

Cunard Line will suspend ship travel until spring 2021

August 25, 2020 - Cunard ships have been sailing the oceans for 180 years. The Cunard Line has never before been forced to suspend ship operations for a long time. The corona pandemic is forcing the company to suspend the ship-related travel season until March / May 2021. In addition, planned routes are changed.

Costa - New start in Italy only with Italian guests

Costa - New start in Italy only with Italian guests

August 13, 2020 - Costa Cruises is rehearsing the restart with two ships from Italian ports in September. The Costa Deliziosa and the Costa Diadema are starting their first cruises from Trieste and Genoa exclusively with Italian guests.

TUI Cruises: Blue trips and the Greek islands

TUI Cruises: Blue trips and the Greek islands

August 13, 2020 - The corona pandemic is being extended for cruise companies. A normal business operation is out of the question. As an intermediate step, TUI Cruises is again planning “Blue Voyages” in September with Mein Schiff 1 and Mein Schiff 2. At the same time, Mein Schiff 6 will offer 7-day cruises to and from Crete from September 13th.

AIDA Cruises is planning a restart from Kiel on September 6, 2020

AIDA Cruises is planning a restart from Kiel on September 6, 2020

August 10, 2020 - After the flag state of Italy approves the resumption of business operations at AIDA Cruises, the company plans to start its first cruises from German ports on September 6, 2020.

MSC Cruises is planning a new start of cruises to Corona

MSC Cruises is planning a new start of cruises to Corona

August 8, 2020 - Pierfrancesco Vago, Executive Chairman of MSC Cruises, thanked the MSC congregation for their "unbroken support" with warm, unctuous words. At the same time, he announced the resumption of cruises. What does the MSC cruise concept look like in relation to the corona pandemic?

Costa Crociere introduces the Costa Security Protocol

Costa Crociere introduces the Costa Security Protocol

August 8, 2020 - Costa Crociere is hoping for the cruise ports to open soon. In order to be prepared for the resumption of ship operations, the cruise line together witha package of measures for independent health expertsdesigned to protect guests and crew members.

Hutigruten - Ship Roald Amundsen with COVID-19 on board

Hurtigruten hit hard by coronavirus - update

August 01, 2020 - Yesterday we reported that three crew members on the Hurtigruten ship Roald Amundsen were infected with COVID-19. It has now been established that 38 of a total of 158 crew members tested positive for the virus. None of the employees showed symptoms of infection. Ship guests are requested to go into quarantine.

Hutigruten - Ship Roald Amundsen with COVID-19 on board

Hurtigruten - Roald Amundsen ship with COVID-19 on board

July 31, 2020 - According to various media reports, three crew members on the Hurtigruten ship Roald Amundsen were infected with COVID-19. All 160 crew members of the expedition ship were quarantined. The passengers have in NorwegianTromsø left the ship.

Carnival Cruise Line - Post Corona time claims its victims

Carnival Cruise Line - Post Corona time claims its victims

July 27, 2020 - There have been rumors for a long time about a fleet reduction at the Carnival Cruise Line. It is now clear: two old ships will leave the fleet and two more ships will be decommissioned for an indefinite period.

TransOcean cruises insolvent - future uncertain

TransOcean cruises insolvent - future uncertain

July 21, 2020 - We heard sad things from TransOcean Cruises. The company had to as well as its sister brandCruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) file for bankruptcy. All future trips by both brands have been stopped. Attempts to rescue the financially troubled companies through loans from banks and investors failed.

Papenburg-based MEYER shipyard in difficult waters

Papenburg-based MEYER shipyard in difficult waters

July, 2020 - The management of the MEYER shipyard in Papenburg is forced to close the shipyard for six weeks from today. The shipyard will have extended company holidays until August 30th. The liquid funds are scarce due to the standstill caused by Corona; The usual vacation pay is paid out late to the more than 3.000 employees.

USA: no cruises until the end of September 2020

USA: no cruises until the end of September 2020

July 17, 2020 - The decision of the US health authority CDC is a blow to the cruise line's office. The administrationextended their "No Sail Order" until the end of September 2020. The brands of the Carnival and Royal Caribbean groups are particularly affected by this decision.

MS Amsterdam, MS Rotterdam and Costa neoRomantica change hands

MS Amsterdam, MS Rotterdam and Costa neoRomantica change hands

July 16, 2020 - The Carnival Group announced changes to the fleet structure for the individual brands. A total of thirteen less efficient cruise ships will enter the second-hand market between 2019 and 2021. The Holland America Line brand is hit particularly hard. Five ships leave the fleet. With four ships, Costa Crociere is in the sights of the Carnival savings commissioners.

AIDA Cruises is rehearsing a new start with three ships in August

AIDA Cruises is rehearsing a new start with three ships in August

July 9, 2020 - AIDA Cruises is planning to resume cruises with three ships in August 2020. The AIDAperla, AIDAmar and AIDAblu will be the first ships to depart between August 5th and 16th. The ships drive with adaptedPassenger capacity and without calling at another port. The Rostock cruise company is looking ahead: In a second phase, depending on the opening of further European ports for cruise ships, the first foreign destinations could be integrated into the travel program. In phase three, it is possible to gradually return to the original travel program.

TUI Cruises - Blue cruises with Mein Schiff 2 from July 2020

TUI Cruises - Blue cruises with Mein Schiff 2 from July 2020

July 9, 2020- Something's happening at TUI Cruises! The “Blue Journeys” will begin on July 24th, 2020. The starting point is Hamburg. The cruise will be with Mein Schiff 2. Until further notice, 3- and 4- day trips are planned. There are no ports of call and the number of guests on board the ship is limited to a maximum of 60 percent of capacity.

Hurtigruten is planning a gradual restart

Hurtigruten is planning a gradual restart

July 7, 2020 - Spurred on by the success of the resumption of mail voyages for Norwegian guests, Hurtigruten plans to offer trips with 14 of 16 ships on the Norwegian coast, in the Arctic, around the British Isles and to Svalbard in August and September.

Norwegian and Royal Caribbean: Together they want to fix it

Norwegian and Royal Caribbean: Together they want to fix it

July 07, 2020 - Two leading global cruise lines, Norwegian Cruise Line and the Royal Caribbean Group, have teamed up in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Your goal: theDevelopment of improved hygiene and safety standards for cruises.

Costa Crociere: closed until August 15, 2020

Costa Crociere: closed until August 15, 2020

July 03, 2020 - Like the daughter like the mother. Yesterday, AIDA Cruises extended the business interruption caused by COVID-19 until August 31, 2020. Today Costa Crociere is following suit. The Italians announce a renewed extension of the break in operation until August 15th, 2020.

TUI Cruises cancels trips to South Africa with Mein Schiff ♥

TUI Cruises cancels trips to South Africa with Mein Schiff Herz

June 25, 2020 - TUI Cruises cancels the trip planned for winter with "Mein Schiff ♥". The shipping company considers it "rather unlikely" that the South African ports will be opened to cruise ships in the next few months.

Cruise company Pullmantur in bankruptcy proceedings

Cruise company Pullmantur in bankruptcy proceedings

June 23, 2020- The Spanish cruise line Pullmantur Cruceros is in insolvency proceedings under Spanish law. The “restructuring” insolvency proceedings could be the beginning of the end of the three-ship cruise company.

Hurtigruten starts with Norway trips from Hamburg in June

Hurtigruten starts with Norway trips from Hamburg in June

June 17, 2020 - In one week, on June 24 2020, Hurtigruten will start its Norway cruises from Hamburg. The brand new hybrid expedition ship Fridtjof Nansen takes six 15-day cruises along the Norwegian coast from Hamburg between June 4th and September 15th.

TUI Cruises: resumption of cruises in summer

TUI Cruises: resumption of cruises in summer

June 17, 2020- The TUI Group, the world's leading tourism group, has expressed its opinion on the resumption of activities in submarkets in Europe. The company also comments on its cruise activities in this context. The main player, TUI Cruises, will start as soon as possible with short cruises in the North and Baltic Seas.

Hurtigruten ships: liquidity secured until 2021

Hurtigruten ships: liquidity secured until 2021

June 6, 2020 - Liquity is everything. The Norwegian post and expedition shipping company Hurtigruten has raised around 105 million euros on the financial market to secure liquidity. This measure increases the company's available liquidity to an estimated 200 million euros.

Hurtigruten will station MS Otto Sverdrup in Hamburg in 2021

Hurtigruten will station MS Otto Sverdrup in Hamburg in 2021

In the coming year, Hurtigruten will station the MS Otto Sverdrup, which was renovated at the beginning of 2020, formerly MS Finnmarken, in Hamburg. The shipping company is planning a total of 30 calls by the expedition ship in the Hanseatic city in the coming year. 17 departures are for Norwegian destinations in winter; 13 departures are in the summer months. MS Otto Sverdrup has had low-emission drive technology since its conversion.

Costa Crociere starts a far-reaching booking campaign

Costa Crociere starts a far-reaching booking campaign

June 9, 2020 - Cruise lines have their backs against the wall in view of the corona pandemic. The season of the current year can be ticked off. What matters now are ideas for the future.

The traditional shipping company Cunard is pausing until November 2020

The traditional shipping company Cunard is pausing until November 2020

The The traditional shipping company Cunard, a brand of the Carnival Group, is once again forced to extend the operating break of the three-ship fleet into November 2020 as a result of the corona pandemic.

Cruises: Silversea Cruises acquired Silver Origin

Cruises: Silversea Cruises acquired Silver Origin

 

June 7, 2020 - As a result of the corona pandemic, ocean cruises are suspended. The situation is putting a massive strain on cruise lines in terms of earnings and liquidity. There are only positive reports in exceptional cases. One such is the takeover of Silver Origin. Last Wednesday, Silversea Cruises took over Silver Origin from the shipyard.

Costa Crociere uses social media for online campaign

Costa Crociere uses social media for online campaign

June 4, 2020 - Starting today, Costa Crociere is going online with a new digital brand campaign on all digital channels of the cruise line in its six major European markets. The campaign is under the motto: "The vacation we miss".

Norwegian Cruise Lines present hygiene concept

Norwegian Cruise Lines present hygiene concept

June 3, 2020 - Norwegian Cruise Line has temporarily suspended cruises until July 31, 2020 in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is currently not clear whether ship operations will resume in August 9, 2020. Independently of this, the cruise line has developed various security measures for cruises.

Oceania Cruises rely on new advertising campaign in Corona time

Oceania Cruises rely on new advertising campaign in Corona time

June 02, 2020 - The cruise market has collapsed to a previously unimaginable extent. Cruise lines are forced to react to the COVID-19 pandemic with "voluntary" suspensions of business operations. Oceania Cruises, a subsidiary of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd, will discontinuecruises until July 31, 2020. The brand also thinks about the future. She plans as part of the campaign "Remember the Future - relive memories" your future market presence.

 

MEYER shipyard: Visitor center opens on June 11, 2020

MEYER shipyard: Visitor center opens on June 11, 2020

May 26, 2020 - The NDR reports that more than 30 employees of the MEYER shipyard in Papenburg may have been infected with the corona virus. You are asked to go into quarantine. Separated from this, Papenburg Marketing GmbH also reports positive things. The visitor center of the MEYER shipyard opens on June 11, 2020 again. again its operation.

TUI Cruises: Planning for post-corona times

TUI Cruises: Planning for post-corona times

May 13, 2020 - TUI AG presents itself with the hashtag #holidays2020 - Holidays rethought in times of Corona. The company's CEO,Friedrich Joussen, comments on matters relating to TUI Cruises. After all, TUI AG is one of the two shareholders in the Hamburg cruise line. According to current plans, the brand will be present on the high seas again by the end of August 2020 at the latest.

President Orlando Ashford leaves Holland American Line

President Orlando Ashford leaves Holland American Line

May 13, 2020 - Carnival's premium cruise brand Holland America Line is surprising with a change in COVID-19times. After five and a half years with the company, “President” Orlando Ashford is leaving the company at the end of May. Ashford successfully managed the fortunes of the 14 ship fleet.

The location of the crews of lay-up cruise ships

The location of the crews of lay-up cruise ships

May 13, 2020 - TheCruise Lines International Association (CLIA) comments on the situation of the crews of lay-up cruise ships. The organization executes that currentlyall cruise lines have stopped operating due to the global corona pandemic. The repatriation of the unemployed crew members is currently only possible to a limited extent. The CLIA requests the crews' home countries to allow crew members to be replaced. The CLIA specifically addresses Mein Schiff 3. Few cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed on board this ship.

The needs of international shipping

The needs of international shipping

The global economy is groaning under the consequences of the corona pandemic. Global supply chains are disrupted as production has stalled, especially in Chinese factories.

Holland America, Princess and Seabourn are on hold until autumn

Holland America, Princess and Seabourn are on hold until autumn

May 7, 2020- Carnival Cruise Line plans tofirst eight-ship cruises from August 1, 2020 to undertake.They proceed differentlyCarnival brands Holland America Line, Princess Cruises and Seabourn Cruise Line. sheannounce long breaks in operations until autumn.

Oceania Cruises entices with discounts and events

Oceania Cruises entices with discounts and events

May 7, 2020 - Oceania Cruises,Leading cruise brand with a focus on culinary delights and special destinations, like all cruise companies, suffers from the forced break caused by the corona virus. Once business has resumed, it will be difficult to match the previous booking figures. The company is therefore positioning itself with “price advantage campaigns” in the period 2020, 2021 and 2022.

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Strengthens Liquidity - Update

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Strengthens Liquidity - Update

May 6, 2020 - Last week, Norwegian Cruise Line Holding felt compelled to comment on the company's liquidity situation. The cruise group, which consists of three brands, is serious. Every month, 100 to 150 million US dollars of liquidity are "burned". Even though most ships are in a "cold lay up" (emergency operation).

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings seeks financial leeway

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings seeks financial leeway

May 6, 2020 - The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting all cruise companies hard. Also suffers from the effects of the virus Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, the parent company of the Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands. The focus of the corporate group is currently on securing liquidity.

Mein Schiff 3 current statements from Tui Cruises

Mein Schiff 3 current statements from Tui Cruises

Hamburg, May 5, 2020 / 17:00pm - Tui Cruises press release. Mein Schiff 3 is currently with around 2.900 crew members on board in Cuxhaven. The only reason for Mein Schiff 3's call was and is to enable the crew to return to their home countries.

Cruises and Corona

Cruises and Corona - Current

The corona virus affects almost every industry. This affects cruise companies, the few passengers remaining on board the cruise ships, destination ports, port agents and ... and ... Our regular column summarizes current topics on the cruise market.

Mein Schiff 3 - No further cases of Corona so far

Mein Schiff 3 - No further cases of Corona so far

Hamburg, May 2, 2020. Despite extensive preventive measures and the entire crew being in isolation for over four weeks, a crew member of Mein Schiff 3 was on Thursday, April 30.4th. Tested positive for COVID-19.

AIDA Cruises - cancellation of all trips until June 30th

AIDA Cruises - cancellation of all trips until June 30th

April 30, 2020 -The international holiday travel has come to a standstill due to the corona pandemic.

The cruise crisis turns into a shipyard crisis

The cruise crisis turns into a shipyard crisis

April 16, 2020 - The cruise industry has come to an abrupt standstill within a short time from full speed. Cruise companies face existential problems. Complications also affect the shipyards involved in the construction of cruise ships. The managing director of MEYER shipyard, Thomas Weigend, and the head of the family Bernard Meyer address the public in an oppressive video message.

Royal Caribbean releases 26 percent of the permanent workforce

Royal Caribbean releases 26 percent of the permanent workforce

April 16, 2020 - So far, the market leader Carnival and Norwegian Cruise Line had decided to take drastic measures as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now Royal Caribbean is also forced to respond to the crisis with mass layoffs. In the US, 26 percent of permanent workforce jobs are lost.

MV Werften: There is a financial bottleneck

MV Werften: Is there a financial bottleneck?

April 15, 2020 - NDR 1 Radio MV reports on financial problems at MV Werften. As a result of the Corona crisis, work has been on hold since March and it appears that suppliers are not being paid. According to NDR 1, the company tried to get financial support and stated in letters to supplier companies that not all bills could be paid immediately at the moment.

US cruise lines thwarted for another 100 days?

US cruise companies thwarted for another 100 days?

April 11, 2020 - The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - centers for disease control and prevention - issued a “No Sail Order” for all cruise ships on April 10th. The instruction serves both the health of the crew members on board the ships and the safety of the population in the destination ports.

AIDA Cruises cancels all cruises May 31st

AIDA Cruises cancels all cruises until May 31st

April 8, 2020 - The global spread of the coronavirus is currently presenting economies and companies with unprecedented challenges.

Carnival Corporation looking for liquidity

Carnival Corporation looking for liquidity

Navigare necesse est - seafaring is necessary: ​​These words are ascribed to the Roman general Gnaeus Pompeius when he forced galley crews to set sail despite the storm. The global corona crisis brings it to light. Many companies need liquidity. The Carnival Group, the world's largest cruise company, is in dire need of cash.

Carnival Corporation: Using cruise ships as hospitals

Carnival Corporation: Using cruise ships as hospitals

March 22, 2020 - Cruise ships are stuck in ports without employment due to the corona pandemic. It doesn't have to be: Dhe Carnival Corporation offers its cruise ships to affected states as makeshift and temporary hospitals for non-Covid-19 patients

The Hurtigruten return campaign

The Hurtigruten return campaign

March 16, 2020 - Since March 16, 2020, the Norwegian state borders will be closed to foreigners without a residence permit or work permit.The measures adopted because of the new corona virus surprised the international guests on board the Hurtigruten mail ships. More than 1.400 of these guests have been flown out of Norway at the instigation of Hurtigruten since last Friday.

Coronavirus also reaches Royal Caribbean and TUI Cruises

Coronavirus also reaches Royal Caribbean and TUI Cruises

March 15, 2020 - Until recently, Royal Caribbean and TUI Cruises had not made a final statement on the coronavirus crisis. Now it is official: Both cruise lines are suspending ship operations for the foreseeable future.

COVID-19 shakes cruise companies

COVID-19 shakes cruise companies

March 14, 2020 - The cruise industry is in a serious crisis. Cruise companies are forced to temporarily cease operations, port operators, dealers and service providers at the ships' destinations suffer a drop in sales, Fincantieri closes the Italian shipyards for two weeks and ... and ...

COVID-19 pandemic - Princess Cruises stops ship operations

COVID-19 pandemic - Princess Cruises stops ship operations

The Carnival subsidiary Princess Cruises stops vIn the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ship was shut down for two months. The media reported extensively that the shipping company was struggling with the effects of COVID-19 on two continents. As a consequence of the pandemic, the company decided to cease operations on the 18 cruise ships worldwide. Ship operations will resume on May 11, 2020.

Costa Crociere responds to protective measures taken by Italy

Costa Crociere responds to protective measures taken by Italy

March 10, 2020 -Costa Crociere changes the routes of the ships in Italy. With this, the shipping company is following the protective measures of the Italian government, which have the goal ofcurb health emergency on Italian territory. Costa Crociere has reviewed the itinerary of all ships calling at Italian ports by April 3, 2020.

Azamara Club Cruises cancels Azamara Quest trip to Dubai

Azamara Club Cruises cancels Azamara Quest trip to Dubai

March 10, 2020 - COVID-19 is lurking around every corner. Now, a virus-related cancellation has hit the guests booked on the Azamara Quest. The "11-Night-Arabia Intensive Voyage" from / to Dubai was canceled today. Planned start date: March 17, 2020.

In difficult times: Oceania Cruises' travel promises

In difficult times: Oceania Cruises' travel promises

March 9, 2020 - The situation is serious.COVID-19 is messing up travel plans around the world. Cruise companies are hard hit by this development. The industry, which had only known the upward direction for years, is taking unfamiliar measures. Oceania Cruises, for example, offer a travel promise. Content:no cancellation fees and best price guarantee.

United States State Department warns of cruising

United States State Department warns of cruising

March 9, 2020 - The US State Department recommends that the chronically ill be refrained from cruising as part of an updated travel warning. US citizens, especially those with basic health problems, should not travel on cruise ships, the State Department said yesterday.

COVID-19 and the Royal Caribbean Group's Response to it

COVID-19 and the Royal Caribbean Group's Response to it

March 9, 2020 - As a result of the fear of the worldwide rampant COVID-19-virus, Royal Caribbean is informing about cancellation options for upcoming cruises. In accordance with the "Cruise with Confidence "policy, Royal Caribbean grants booked guests the right to withdraw up to 48 hours prior to departure. The measure is effective immediately until July 31, 2020. 

The coronavirus and no end

The coronavirus and no end

March 3, 2020 - We receive a wide variety of reports about the coronavirus every day. Three of the reports seem remarkable to us. A press release from MEYER WERFT reports on increased health protection. Two passengers on the AIDAaura are suspected of being infected by the coronavirus and AIDA Cruises is ending the Asia season early.

Azamara Club Cruises - Coronavirus Reactions

Azamara Club Cruises - Coronavirus Reactions

February 27, 2020 - The guests booked on the ships of Azamara Club Cruises will receive information about the coronavirus these days. The information describes the measures to be expected during boarding. Azamara Club Cruises operate three medium-sized premium plus class cruise lines.

Diamond Princess after the coronavirus

Diamond Princess after the coronavirus

More than 690 passengers and crew members were infected with the new corona virus on Princess Cruises' Diamond Princess. Several passengers died. The one ordered by the Japanese government The ship's two-week quarantine has now been lifted. What happens to the Diamond Princess as a result? How is it disinfected?

Penélope Cruz - Costa brand ambassador christened Costa Smeralda

Penélope Cruz - Costa brand ambassador christened Costa Smeralda

February 23, 2020 - Penélope Cruz, Hollywood star and brand ambassador for Costa Crociere since 2018, christened the Costa Smeralda, Costa Crociere's first LNG ship, in the port of Savona last night. According to the shipping company's statement, Costa Smeralda represents "the best of Italy in one place ”.

Cruises on the upswing despite risk factors

Cruises on the upswing despite risk factors

The range of cruises is diverse, and the demand for cruises is stable despite the inevitable climate debates and the recent coronavirus. More and more people are drawn to the sea, and the cruise lines are happy to serve demand with larger, more luxurious cruise lines.

Norwegian Spirit refurbished for $ 100 million

Norwegian Spirit refurbished for $ 100 million

February 18, 2020 - Norwegian Spirit was getting on in years. A major renovation was due. Over the course of 43 days, the almost 22-year-old cruise ship went through an extensive refit program in Marseille, France. Norwegian Cruise Line paid more than $ 100 million for the plastic surgery.

Hurtigruten has an attractive Valentine's offer

Hurtigruten has an attractive Valentine's offer

February 14, 2020 - The traditional Norwegian post shipping line Hurtigruten attracts Norway lovers with an attractive offer for Valentine's Day.When booking a sea voyage with Hurtigruten between February 14 and 17, 2020, only one person pays for the trip on Norway's coast. The second person travels free of charge in the same cabin. The offer is valid for selected departures from April to July 2020.

Celebrity Apex successfully tested at sea

Celebrity Apex successfully tested at sea

February 14, 2020 - Celebrity Cruises are looking forward to the second new build of the new Edge class with excitement. From February 4th to 8th the Celebrity Apex went throughtheir first test run on the high seas in the Bay of Biscay. The successful tests were monitored by more than 50 crew members.

Plantours Cruises MS Hamburg 2020 four times in Havana

Plantours Cruises MS Hamburg 2020 four times in Havana

February 12, 2020 - The MS Hamburg, Germany's smallest cruise ship, will call Cuba's capital Havana four times from October 2020.The US government bans American shipping companies from cruising to Cuba. Plantours Cruises is responding to the ban anduses the free berths in Havana for MS Hamburg.

Keel laying of the Costa Toscana in Turku, Finland

Keel laying of the Costa Toscana in Turku, Finland

February 12, 2020 - Yesterday, the assembly work on the hull of the Costa Toscana began at MEYER WERFT in Turku, Finland. she is the second ship in the Costa fleet after the Costa Smeralda to run on liquefied natural gas (LNG). LNG is the cleanest fossil fuel in the world.The 14-day maiden voyage of Costa Toscana starts from Hamburg and is planned for June 28, 2021. 

MEYER WERFT: P&O IONA is being undocked

MEYER WERFT: P&O IONA is being undocked

February 12, 2020 - The date for the undocking maneuver of the P&O IONA is fixed. The 345 meter long cruise ship is expected to leave the building dock II of MEYER WERFT in Papenburg in the night from Thursday, February 13, 2020 to Friday, February 14, 2020.

TUI Cruises and Hapag Lloyd Cruises in the future under one roof

TUI Cruises and Hapag Lloyd Cruises in the future under one roof

February 7, 2020 - "The TUI Group wants to significantly expand the luxury, expedition and premium segment for cruises together with its long-term partner Royal Caribbean and win new customer groups for luxury cruises ”. This is today's press statement from the Hanover-based TUI Group.

Travel North America and the world with Carnival Cruise Line

Travel North America and the world with Carnival Cruise Line

February 4, 2020 - Carnival Cruise Line, the world's largest cruise line, currently carries 5,2 million passengers annually with 27 ships. In mid-November2020, the 28th ship, the Mardi Gras, will join the fleet. Carnival Cruise Line is the market leader in the Caribbean; and the shipping company also offers an extensive and interesting program in North America.

Cruise industry suffers from coronavirus

Cruise industry suffers from coronavirus

February 03, 2020 - Because of the rapid spread, the World Health Organization (WHO) has the novel coronavirusdeclared an international health emergency. How do the cruise companies react to this extreme situation?

Costa Crociere - Preventive health care is paramount

Costa Crociere - Preventive health care is paramount

February 1, 2020 - The corona virus is affecting the cruise industry. AroundTo ensure maximum safety for guests and crew on board the Costa ships, Costa Crociere tightened thePrecautions on board his fleet again. As of yesterday, no guests, visitors or crew members of any nationality who have been in China in the last 14 days are allowed to board Costa ships.

Celebrity Cruises build third Edge class ship

Celebrity Cruises build third Edge class ship

January 31, 2020 - The first steel cut was traditionally done in the production hallsthe shipyard Chantiers de l'Atlantique in Saint-Nazaire / France started the construction of the third cruise ship of the Celebrity Edge class. The ship is called Celebrity Beyond. The completion and delivery of the new building are scheduled for autumn 2021.

 

 

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