Tag: Carnival Cruise Line

Search On For Handcuffed Woman Who Jumped From Carnival Cruise After Hot Tub Row

MIAMI — The United States Coast Guard is continuing to search for a woman who jumped off a Carnival cruise ship while handcuffed following a reported hot tub disturbance on Wednesday (February 16), Daily Mail reports. The incident took place on the Carnival Valor, which was located about 150 miles off the coast of Southwest Pass, Louisiana, when the […]

Bryan Clarifies Territory’s COVID-19 Cruise Protocols In Light Of New CDC Guidance

CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan clarified the territory’s COVID-19 requirements for cruise lines in light of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) relaxing its sailing guidelines. “In many ways, our protocols and guidelines are even more stringent than some of the CDC’s guidelines. While we don’t want to turn away any of our cruise partners, […]

Royal Caribbean Bookings Take A Hit As Omicron Fears Worsen

MIAMI — Royal Caribbean Group said today it was grappling with a drop in bookings and a rise in cancellations as COVID-19 cases surge in the United States, driven by the fast-spreading Omicron variant. U.S. cruise ships have been gradually returning to the seas since late June, but an increase in Omicron cases has sparked calls for a […]

Carnival Says Most Itineraries Unchanged Even As Omicron Cases Rise

MIAMI — Carnival Corp said this week a majority of its ships’ itineraries were unchanged despite a surge in cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant, which has threatened to stall a recovery in the cruise industry. The world’s largest cruise operator, however, said a few destination ports were reviewing their protocols and processes due to the […]

ABC Islands Tell 2 Cruise Ships ‘Go Home’ After Showing Up Riddled With COVID-19

MIAMI — A COVID-19 outbreak took place on a South Florida-based cruise ship for the third time this week, as the number of coronavirus cases in Florida hit its highest level since the start of the pandemic. An undisclosed number of passengers and crew aboard the Carnival Freedom cruise caught the virus so the ship […]

Omicron Sends Cruise Ship Shares Plummeting; Investors Look To Fed

NEW YORK — Wall Street ended lower on Monday, with shares of Carnival Corp and several airlines tumbling as investors worried about the Omicron coronavirus variant ahead of a Federal Reserve meeting later this week. Travel-related stocks fell, with the fast-spreading variant accounting for around 40 percent of COVID-19 infections in London and at least […]

Could COVID-19 Keep Cruise Lines Homeporting In The Caribbean Indefinitely?

Will the decision by several U.S. cruise lines to home port in the Caribbean this summer become a permanent fixture, or is it just a temporary workaround? The widespread suspicion that it is the latter, was succinctly voiced in one recent online posting on Tribune242’s website in The Bahamas: “These cruise people aren’t coming here […]

More Flee La Soufrière Volcano In St. Vincent and the Grenadines

KINGSTOWN — More people fled their homes on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent on Sunday as La Soufrière volcano rumbled loudly for a third day and the heavy weight of its ashfall damaged some buildings. Residents reported widespread power failures early in the day, though authorities restored electricity to most of the island […]

Are Cruise Ships Destined For The Scrap Heap Of History? That Story Is Already Being Written

IZMIR, Turkey — These ships once carried thousands of passengers on all-inclusive cruise vacations. But as the coronavirus pandemic continues to have a devastating effect on the travel industry, major cruise lines are scrapping some of their ships in an effort to stay afloat. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently warned all American travelers against cruise ship travel […]

Carnival Announces Resumption Of Some Cruises Will Begin On August 1

MIAMI — Good news for those who have booked Carnival Cruise trips later in the year. The company announced today that voyages will resume on August 1. Carnival Cruise Line officials said that all North American cruises until July 31 remain canceled, but on August 1 specific ships will once again set sail. “Don’t know whether to laugh […]