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Carnival Corp. Details Restart Plans, 52% Total Capacity Sailing by Fall

After the deadly fire that destroyed the Carnival Triumph in April, the cruise line has provided new details on the progress of its repairs and restoration efforts. Carnival Corp. has announced a new target completion date of September 30 and has also provided an update on the extent of the damage. In 2011, Carnival Corporation and PLC (NYSE:CCL) announced in the fall that the world’s largest cruise ship operator planned to launch a series of new vessels in the Caribbean-based fleet beginning in early 2015. The company also said thatRead More


Six Royal Caribbean Cruise Ships to Restart in July and August From the US

Big news from Royal Caribbean Cruises (RCCL) can hardly be kept under wraps, and the news is no exception. The cruising line, which is based in Miami, announced today that it will receive its six newest ships from shipyards in St. John’s, Newfoundland in July and August this year. As we all know, the cruising world is very competitive. Over the past decade, there have been many new cruise lines that have emerged to challenge the more established lines. One big factor in this competition, aside from price, is theRead More


MSC Cruises Announces U.S. Restart Dates

MSC Cruises has announced schedule changes, including a new start date for the MSC Divina. It will leave for a scheduled summer 2018 USA sailing on Friday, June 15, the line announced today. From that point through Monday, July 22, the MSC Divina will provide sailings to the Bahamas, the Bahamas from Nassau and St. Thomas and the Caribbean. It’s the end of a long wait for American passengers who have booked a cruise with MSC Cruises. The cruise line announced this week that U.S. passengers will resume sailing fromRead More


NCL Sticks To Full Vaccination Mandate For Restart From U.S. Ports

The National Consumers League has been in the forefront of advocating for the right to a full and free choice of a vaccine, and for the government to not interfere in that choice, in the United States. In the wake of the recent measles outbreak in the U.S., cruise lines are making safety a top priority. This year, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises and Norwegian Cruise Line have announced that they will be requiring all crew members to be fully vaccinated against measles before they can enter the U.S. from theirRead More