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Bills introduced to repeal the US PVSA

US Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) (pictured) has introduced three bills to repeal and reform the ’Passenger Vessel Services Act of 1886 (PVSA)’. “The PVSA is bad news,” said Senator Lee in a release. “This arcane law benefits Canada, Mexico, and other countries who receive increased maritime traffic, at [Read more...]

2021-06-13T06:42:04+00:00 June 13th, 2021|Marketing|

Texas latest State to ban vaccine passports

The US State of Texas has joined Florida in banning businesses from requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccinations, including the cruise industry. This action flies in the face of the CDC. “Texas is open 100%,” tweeted Texas Governor Gregg Abbott on 7th June. “Texans should have [Read more...]

2021-06-12T10:49:33+00:00 June 12th, 2021|Safety|

MSC launches luxury cruise operation

MSC Cruises has unveiled a new four ship luxury cruise line - Explora Journeys. The first ship, ‘Explora I’, is due to sail in 2023 and is already under construction at Fincantieri. The three remaining ships will be delivered in 2024, 2025, and 2026, respectively. [Read more...]

2021-06-12T10:43:54+00:00 June 12th, 2021|Marketing|

MSC receives ISO food safety certificate

MSC Cruises has claimed to become the industry’s first major cruise operator to gain an ISO certificate for its food safety supply chain and cruise ship fleet. The company announced its success on the WHO’s ‘World Food Safety Day 2021’ last Monday, following the granting [Read more...]

2021-06-12T10:42:30+00:00 June 12th, 2021|Safety|

‘Diamond Princess’ cleaned and disinfected

DuPont Personal Protection, RecoveryPRO and BELFOR Group have collaborated to conduct a deep clean on board the ‘Diamond Princess’, following a severe COVID-19 outbreak of among its passengers and crew in February 2020. The joint operation, along with protocol guidance established by global health and [Read more...]

2021-06-12T10:38:10+00:00 June 12th, 2021|Safety|

‘World Dream’ to cruise at 50% capacity

Following the latest announcement from the Singapore Government, Dream Cruises’ ‘World Dream’ will resume operations at the permitted 50% passenger capacity from 14th June. Guests from different households may now enjoy the option of travelling in a group size of up to five, according to Singapore’s [Read more...]

2021-06-12T10:36:14+00:00 June 12th, 2021|Marketing|

MV WERFTEN receives loan commitment

The German Economic Stabilisation Fund (ESF) has acted positively to cruise ship builder MV WERFTEN’s request for interim aid. During the past few months, Genting subsidiary MV WERFTEN, together with representatives of the German federal and regional governments, has been in discussions aimed at granting [Read more...]

2021-06-12T10:32:38+00:00 June 12th, 2021|Finance|