CDC contests Florida cruise ruling

The legal spat between the Florida and the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has taken another twist. Last week, CDC’s legal team asked a federal appeals court to put on hold a US district judge’s ruling that backed Florida in the fight [Read more...]

2021-07-13T21:07:03+00:00 July 13th, 2021|Safety|

Disney cancels test cruise

Disney Cruise Line has postponed its first test cruise since the onset of the pandemic after a few volunteers showed inconsistent COVID-19 test results. Several cruise lines are planning to resume voyages from the US after many months, with Royal Caribbean Group's ’Celebrity Edge’ becoming the first [Read more...]

2021-07-13T20:55:11+00:00 July 13th, 2021|Safety|

CDC relaxes cruise ship stance

The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has slightly eased its cruise warnings. For example, it recommended that only fully vaccinated people take trips when sailings resume from US ports shortly instead of the banning cruises outright. Also recommended was that travellers get [Read more...]

2021-06-25T20:30:30+00:00 June 25th, 2021|Safety|

Carnival outlines sustainability goals

Carnival Corp has unveiled an initial set of its 2030 sustainability goals. This forms part of the company's ongoing commitment to sustainability and compliance throughout its global operations, the company said. Following on from its 2020 sustainability goals, Carnival Corp has established new goals for 2030 and aspirations [Read more...]

2021-06-25T20:27:45+00:00 June 25th, 2021|Safety|

RCI suspends first sailings

Royal Caribbean International (RCI) has confirmed that ‘Odyssey of the Seas’ first sailings from 3rd July 2021 will be postponed due to positive COVID-19 cases reported among the crew. "Out of an abundance of caution, we are postponing ‘Odyssey of the Seas’ first sailings from [Read more...]

2021-06-25T20:06:42+00:00 June 25th, 2021|Safety|

Canadian Arctic mandatory mitigation measures

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is to issue a recommendation for the development and implementation of mandatory mitigation measures to ensure the safety of passenger vessels in the Canadian Arctic, and to protect the vulnerable Arctic environment. This follows its investigation into the [Read more...]

2021-06-25T20:04:36+00:00 June 25th, 2021|Safety|