Tag: Cruise News

CDC Lowers COVID-19 Warnings For Cruise Ships And Some Caribbean Islands

MIAMI — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday moved several popular beach destinations — as well as cruise ship travel — into categories at lower risk of spreading the coronavirus. The public health agency reassigned travel warnings for nine vacation destinations in the Caribbean and Atlantic from Level 4 — which means […]

Norwegian Cruise Line Cancels Stops In St. Petersburg, Russia, For 2022

MIAMI — Norwegian Cruise Line says that it will alter cruise itineraries that include stops in St. Petersburg, Russia, due to the “escalated situation between Russia and Ukraine,” according to a statement from the company.  A spokesperson for Norwegian said, “the safety and security of our guests, crew and communities we visit is our top […]

It’s Time To Rethink Our Cruise Ship Tourism Strategy: Expert Opinion

Since March 2020, cruise arrivals in the U.S. Virgin Islands plummeted with adverse economic consequences for the local economy. From January to November 2020, cruise arrivals totaled 440,398 whereas for the same period in 2019, arrivals were 1.433 million, a 69 percent fall off. The reason for the drop was the suspension of cruising as […]

Sea Cloud Cruises Cancels Winter Caribbean Campaign, But Hopes To Begin Cruises To Europe In The Spring

MIAMI — The winter Caribbean campaign for Sea Cloud Cruises has been canceled, Seatrade Cruise News reported today. Sea Cloud Cruises still plans to resume sailing with all three ships, including the new Sea Cloud Spirit, in Europe this spring. “In view of the current development of the COVID-19 pandemic, this necessary step is the […]