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Hawaii preps to allow cruise ships this month

Hawaii preps to allow cruise ships this month

After a pause of almost two years, Hawaii is preparing to allow large cruise ships to dock once again. Per this Hawaii News Now segment, approximately five cruise ships with a combined total of 8,000 passengers are set to arrive in the Hawaiian Islands in January. With the Omicron variant still circulating in Hawaii and […]

Viva Cruises lays out sailing plans on three refreshed ships | News

Viva Cruises lays out sailing plans on three refreshed ships | News

Despite the current lockdown and travel restrictions, river cruise specialist Viva Cruises has been working hard to welcome visitors on board as soon as it is safe to do so. For the 2021 season, the brand will have three ships running, which will be given a fresh new look and name and sailing all year […]

Royal Caribbean disposes of two ships to Asia-based buyer | News

Royal Caribbean disposes of two ships to Asia-based buyer | News

Royal Caribbean International has announced Empress and Majesty of the Seas will depart its fleet later this month. “Empress and Majesty of the Seas made indelible marks on the cruise industry with their revolutionary design and size. “Touted as the cruise industry’s most ground-breaking ships when they were introduced, they continued to make history throughout […]

Princess hands over two ships to P&O Cruises Australia | News

Princess hands over two ships to P&O Cruises Australia | News

Princess Cruises has completed the official transfer of Golden Princess and Star Princess to P&O Cruises Australia. Previously announced in 2018, the two vessels will now debut as Pacific Adventure (Golden Princess) and Pacific Encounter (Star Princess) anticipated to sail in 2021. “Golden Princess and Star Princess have sailed all over the world, creating lifelong […]

Vago calls for universal testing onboard cruise ships | News

Vago calls for universal testing onboard cruise ships | News

Pierfrancesco Vago, MSC Cruises’ executive chairman, has addressed tourism ministers from the G20 group of nations and senior executives representing leading travel and tourism brands from all regions of the world. In his remarks Vago urged business leaders to work with public authorities to embrace harmonised health protocols with rapid Covid-19 testing technologies at their […]

Princess Cruises to base two ships at Southampton next summer | News

Princess Cruises to base two ships at Southampton next summer | News

Princess Cruises has announced its new line-up of 2021 UK- and Europe-based ships. The programme will now see three Royal-class ships based in Europe, including the newest addition to the fleet – Enchanted Princess. She will offer a series of voyages to the Mediterranean, northern Europe and the British Isles, as well as Canada and […]

Princess Cruises cuts two ships from fleet | News

Princess Cruises cuts two ships from fleet | News

Princess Cruises has announced the sale of two of its ships, Sun Princess and Sea Princess. While the Carnival Corporation-owned brand did not disclose the buyers, reports suggest Peace Boat of Japan is taking Sun Princess. The sale of the vessels is in line with plan unveiled by Carnival to accelerate the removal of less […]

Carnival to sell 18 ships as demand sinks | News

FCO advises against all cruise ship travel | News

Carnival Corporation has confirmed it will continue to shrink the size of its fleet as the cruise sector struggles to return from the Covid-19 shutdown. In July, the company said it would dispose of 13 vessels as demand shrank. The figure has now been increased to 18 – with Carnival planning to offer approximately 12 […]

Carnival Corporation sells two ships for scrap | News

FCO advises against all cruise ship travel | News

Carnival Corporation has signed agreements with maritime reclamation and recycling specialists Ege Celik and Simsekler to dismantle two retired ships. The vessels – Carnival Fantasy and Carnival Inspiration – are among a total of 13 ships currently being removed from the fleet as the company battles back from the Covid-19 shutdown. Carnival worked with the […]

Holland America Line sells four ships | News

Holland America Line sells four ships | News

Holland America Line has announced that Amsterdam, Maasdam, Rotterdam and Veendam will be leaving the fleet. Fred. Olsen has acquired both the R-Class Amsterdam and Rotterdam, with delivery expected in the autumn. The S-Class Maasdam and Veendam are headed to a second line next month, with the buyer still to be revealed. The sale comes […]

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