Tag: Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA)

Bryan’s Plea To DeSantis To Stop Lax Vax Rules In Florida Resonates In Caribbean

CHRISTIANSTED — In a letter sent to Governor Albert Bryan, Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, in his role as chairman of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), thanked the governor for his proactive initiative in writing to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and asking Governor DeSantis to reconsider his ban on cruise ships embarking from Florida […]

Royal Caribbean Megaship Grounded After 8 Crew Members Test Positive For COVID-19

MIAMI — Royal Caribbean’s new megaship, Odyssey of the Seas, was supposed to hail the company’s return to business as near-usual this summer. But the ship’s launch is now delayed, after eight crew members tested positive for COVID-19. Its first scheduled trips are now canceled. The outbreak happened despite all 1,400 crew members being vaccinated […]

BULLY FOR YOU! Bryan Calls Out DeSantis On Cruise Line COVID-19 Vax Proofs Issue

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The nation’s only Black governor has called out the Republican governor of Florida, saying Ron DeSantis’ bullying tactics with the cruise ship industry over proof of vaccinations for passengers is wrong on the science — and doesn’t follow CDC guidelines. Governor Albert Bryan sent a letter on Monday to DeSantis asking him […]

SHIP SHAPE? Filthy Cruise Ships Failing Record Number of Cleaning Inspections … And It’s Making People Sick

MIAMI — Cruise lines have never had a cleanliness problem this big. In 2017, cruise lines failed their sanitation inspections at the highest rate ever since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention‘s Vessel Sanitation Program started holding cruise ships to its Operations Manual guidelines in 1990. Fifteen ships earned failing scores last year, a figure that […]