Cruise ships stopped to mid-May or longer

Over the past few days, several cruise ship operators have announced extensions to their announced shutdowns in the wake of COVID-19. For example, Carnival Cruise Line (CCL) announced yesterday that it would not be resuming operations until mid-May. Other Carnival Corp brands, including Cunard Line, Holland America Line, and [Read more...]

2020-03-31T09:25:45+00:00 March 31st, 2020|Marketing|

CMV undertakes successful ship-to-ship pax transfer

Two Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) cruise ships, ‘Columbus’ and ‘Vasco da Gama’ rendezvoused 12 nautical miles off the coast of Phuket, Thailand to undertake a unique passenger transfer and repatriation operation involving 239 persons. The ship-to-ship passenger exchange by tender operation followed CMV’s 13th [Read more...]

2020-03-26T22:23:18+00:00 March 26th, 2020|Marketing|

Ferries update -route closures announced

While passenger ferry activity has stopped on the major routes in China and Japan, the situation is similar in the Baltic Sea, due to countries closing their borders. Scandinavian ferry companies have announced the laying off of literally thousands of employees, due to passenger services [Read more...]

2020-03-26T22:20:54+00:00 March 26th, 2020|Marketing|

Cruise ship update – layups

In several areas of the world, cruise ships have been seeking a safe haven in which to layup. For example, in the UK, three of Fred.Olsen’s fleet were anchored in the River Forth, while the fourth fleet member, ‘Braemar’ (pictured), left Mariel, Cuba, on 19th [Read more...]

2020-03-26T22:17:41+00:00 March 26th, 2020|Marketing|

Seatrade cancels 2020 Miami show

Due to the coronavirus situation worldwide, Seatrade Cruise Global 2020 has now been cancelled.   Originally scheduled to take place next month in Miami Beach, the organisers have decided that a new date in August was impracticable, due to several reasons.   Seatrade explained; “Over [Read more...]

2020-03-21T16:50:21+00:00 March 21st, 2020|Marketing|

US passenger reimbursement legislation

Legislation has been introduced in the US to require cruise lines to reimburse passengers whose trips have been cancelled, due to COVID-19. Four US Congressmen, Republicans Mike Thompson (California-05), Doris Matsui (CA-06), John Garamendi (CA-03) and Jared Huffman (CA-02),said that this would apply for tickets [Read more...]

2020-03-16T09:32:03+00:00 March 16th, 2020|Marketing|