Cruise Radio News Briefs

Cruise Radio News Briefs

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July 11, 2020 1 min

Cruise News Briefing - July 11, 2020. Carnival Corporation announced the sale of 13 cruise ships in the coming month. Royal Caribbean purchases the final shares of Silversea Cruises. And Royal Caribbean Cruises Limited changes its name. 

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July 10, 2020 58 sec

Cruise News Briefing - July 10, 2020. Holland America Line announced a new president of its brand. Bar Harbor, Maine cancels cruises for the rest of the year. Guidance in the United Kingdom says to avoid cruising. 

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Cruise News Briefing - July 9, 2020. Grand Bahama Shipyard in Freeport, Bahamas expects to have a full third and fourth quarter. Carnival Corporation sells another cruise ship. A Kansas man was sentenced after an incident on Carnival Elation. 

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Cruise News Briefing - July 8, 2020. Carnival Cruise Line delays the upcoming mega-ship and a transformation of Carnival Victory. Carnival Corporation is looking for a shipyard to complete the work of Carnival Radiance. And two cruise ports in Spain receive the Safe Travel Stamp by the WTTC. 

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Cruise News Briefing - July 7, 2020. Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Line have teamed up to develop health and safety protocols. Another cruise/ferry line in operation shuts down. And Costa Cruises goes in heavy with three cruise ships in Asia for 2021. 

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Cruise News Briefing - July 6, 2020. Puerta Vallarta, Mexico is starting phase one of reopening to tourism. A shipyard in Norway has filed for bankruptcy. And Royal Caribbean gives a final verdict on cruise ship buffets. 

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Cruise News Briefing - July 5, 2020. Two former Royal Caribbean ships could be scrapped soon. The European Union has released guidelines for when cruising resumes. And Virgin Voyages increases travel agent commissions. 

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Cruise News Briefing - July 4, 2020. Norwegian Cruise Line guests found a surprise in their loyalty accounts. Costa Cruises has extended its cancellation of voyages. Viking Cruises puts 2023 Mississippi River cruises on sale year in advance. 

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Cruise News Briefing - July 3, 2020. Royal Caribbean has delayed the launch of Odyssey of the Seas. A Carnival Cruise Line ship came to the rescue of a boat in distress. And Royal Caribbean has over 90 percent of its crew repatriated. 

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Cruise News Briefing - July 2, 2020. Norwegian Cruise Line officially canceled its Alaska 2020 cruise season. Greek cruise operator is canceling all voyages until the 2021 cruise season. A popular Carnival Cruise Line bar won a recent industry award. 

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Cruise News Briefing - July 1, 2020. MSC Cruises lays the keel on a new cruise ship due out in 2022. Crystal Cruises says refunds will take a bit longer. The first major cruise line returns to sailings in July. 

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June 30, 2020 57 sec

Cruise News Briefing - June 30, 2020. Costa Cruises sells a ship to a shipyard in Italy. After filing for bankruptcy, a cruise line may be back. And crew members delivered home after spending 150 days at sea. 

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Cruise News Briefing - June 29, 2020. A report shows that cruise ships had more covid cases were present before the industry shutdown. Cruise crew are being further screened before going home. Norwegian ship arrives in Indian to drop off more crew members. 

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Cruise News Briefing - June 28, 2020. Carnival Corporation has borrowed another $2 billion dollars. Charter cruise guests want their money back. And a new cruise line is scheduled to launch by December.  

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Cruise News Briefing - June 26, 2020. Virgin Voyages ship Scarlet Lady is heading back to Europe to disembark crew members. Norwegian Cruise Line detailed its future safety protocols in a video released earlier this week. And river cruise operator American Cruise Line resumes cruises this month. 

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Cruise News Briefing - June 25, 2020. Nassau, Bahamas says cruise passengers could be kept on a tight leash. A woman was fired from an ad agency because she did not like a cruise ship ad. And a cruise vessel was sold at an auction for $600,000. 

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June 24, 2020 58 sec

Cruise News Briefing - June 24, 2020. Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises extended their cruise cancellation. A European cruise ship saved a lot of pollution by plugging into shore power. And MSC Cruises said that double dips at Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve are in the future. 

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Cruise News Briefing - June 23, 2020. Carnival Cruise Line has extended its cancellations through September. MSC Cruises is bringing a big ship to Port Canaveral. And a cruise line filed for bankruptcy because of the pandemic. 

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Cruise News Briefing - June 22, 2020. The first Carnival Corporation cruise ship has reportedly been sold. Royal Caribbean is ditching Venice as a homeport in 2021. And two Carnival Cruise Line employees assist in an inflight emergency. 

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Cruise News Briefing - June 21, 2020. Another cruise line suspension was announced on Friday, extending into September. Another European cruise line resumes sailings. And Alaska is starting to plan for the 2021 cruise season. 

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