Suspension updates

The Australian Government has extended its ban on cruise ships until 17th September, 2020. This decision, announced by the Australian Minister of Health, extends the ban on cruise ships capable of carrying more than 100 pax from operating cruises in Australia. In making the announcement, [Read more...]

2020-05-29T08:45:24+00:00 May 29th, 2020|Marketing|

ITF aids TUI Cruises repatriation

The International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) affiliated seafarers’ unions have helped to repatriate the crew of TUI Cruises ‘Mein Schiff 3’ on charter flights from Germany The ITF unions were also helped by the German Government and the German seafarers’ mission. After passengers disembarked from [Read more...]

2020-05-29T08:26:45+00:00 May 29th, 2020|Marketing|

Gibraltar repatriates Royal Caribbean crews

  Gibraltar’s Chief Minister, Fabian Picardo, has exchanged letters with Royal Caribbean’s Director of Port Services EMEA, Alessandro Carollo, following the successful repatriation of Royal Caribbean crews at Gibraltar recently. Carollo said that communities like Gibraltar are rare gems of humanity in such difficult and [Read more...]

2020-05-29T08:24:54+00:00 May 29th, 2020|Marketing|

More layoffs and furloughs announced

As part of cost saving measures, on 15th May, Lindblad Expeditions, furloughed about 130 employees, while 55 others  received a reduction in workload of at least 50%. Furloughed employees will continue to be provided with health care benefits through at least 30th September, 2020, with [Read more...]

2020-05-29T08:17:24+00:00 May 29th, 2020|Marketing|

Silversea provides an operational update

In media briefings last week, Silversea's President and CEO, Roberto Martinoli (pictured) and Barbara Muckermann, Silversea Cruises Chief Marketing Officer, gave a rundown of the company’s response to COVID-19. Talking about newbuildings, they said that the 596 pax ‘Silver Moon’, a sistership to flagship ‘Silver [Read more...]

2020-05-29T08:09:47+00:00 May 29th, 2020|Marketing|

Carnival to slash workforce

To further strengthen its liquidity, Carnival Corp and its brands are to introduce layoffs, furloughs, reduced work weeks and salary reductions across the company, including for senior management. These moves will contribute hundreds of millions of dollars in cash conservation on an annualised basis, the [Read more...]

2020-05-16T10:49:53+00:00 May 16th, 2020|Marketing|

Damen Ferries marks 20 years

Damen Shipyards Group’s ferries division has celebrated its 20th anniversary. At the start of the new millennium, Damen incorporated its activities in the waterborne public transport sector into a dedicated department. The story of the product group started just before the year 2000, when Damen’s [Read more...]

2020-05-16T10:10:03+00:00 May 16th, 2020|Marketing|

Viking Line issues update

As a result of the Finnish government’s 4th May decision to gradually ease some of the restrictions related to the virus, starting 14th May Viking Line will reopen a passenger service for essential traffic. This includes travel for work and other travel as defined by [Read more...]

2020-05-16T09:59:29+00:00 May 16th, 2020|Marketing|