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Aaron Saunders Cruise Critic contributor, July 28 2020 While much public discussion around cruises restarting have centered on the visible changes that passengers might see – mandated masks and social distancing as well as staggered embarkation and capacity...
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Morgan Hines USA TODAY Published June 19, 2020 Cruise Lines International Association, the leading trade organization for the global ocean-going cruise industry, says its member cruise lineshave voluntarily extended the suspension of U.S. cruise operations until Sept. 15 amid coronavirus concerns.

By: Matt Hochberg The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) updated its website with a note that indicates the agency has no current regulations that apply to crew member repatriation will necessarily apply to passengers on ships, nor is it certain when sailings can safely...
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File image Three months after the start of the cruise industry shutdown, an estimated 40,000 cruise ship crewmembers remain stranded on board, according to the Miami Herald - including many who are aboard without pay.  The...
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By Alex Smith May 8, 2020 FORESHIP Project Hygiea could have a significant impact on the industry’s future, says Foreship’s Mattias Jörgensen Naval architecture and marine engineering firm Foreship has...
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By Natasha Frost May 8, 2020 In late February, as the first cases of Covid-19 were reported in the US, Melinda Mann, a crew member with the cruise company Holland America, boarded the Oosterdam in San Diego, to take a job working with youth staff...

Rosie Spinks, Skift - May 05, 2020 8:30 am This isn’t the first time Carnival has announced a return to cruising in the last month. What’s needed here is specifics on how things will be different (and safer) when ships set sail again.— Rosie S
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Costa Fascinosa, left, with Costa Magica, 2013 (file image) Though cruise sailings have been largely suspended, fatalities related to COVID-19 outbreaks on board cruise ships have continued to rise - an expected consequence of the large number of infections...
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By Katherine Lawrey 16 MARCH 2020 • 4:30PM The global cruise industry is taking an unprecedented break from operations as travel restrictions due to coronavirus take hold aroud the world.  The first cruise operator to announce it was suspending its river...
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BY THE MARITIME EXECUTIVE 02-17-2020 09:40:00 Diamond Princess (file image) Japan's health ministry confirmed Monday that 99 more people have tested positive for infection with coronavirus aboard the cruise ship Diamond Princess, bringing the total to 454 out of...