Cruise Radio News Briefs

Cruise Radio News Briefs

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August 8, 2020 1 min

Cruise News Briefing - August 8, 2020. MSC Cruises said they aren't selling any cruise ships. Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings said a full return to service isn't expected until Q2 of 2021. MSC hopes to sail two ships this summer from Genoa, Italy. 

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Cruise News Briefing - August 7, 2020. Norwegian cruise company CEO takes full responsibility for the outbreak onboard one of its ships. Royal Caribbean and Norwegian get one step closer to submitting plans to the CDC. Diamond Princess will not sail in Asia in 2021-22. 

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Cruise News Briefing - August 6, 2020. MSC Cruises details rapid covid testing, only cruise line sanctioned shore excursions and masks during a webinar with industry. Norway places a no sail order on cruise ships. Alaska requires new testing for out of state visitors. 

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Cruise News Briefing - August 5, 2020. MSC Cruises has outlined new safety measures, including rapid testing on embarkation. The Norwegian government has placed a 14 day no sail order on cruise ships over 100 guests. And Costa Cruises is gearing up to sail, pending approval from Italy. 

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Cruise News Briefing - August 4, 2020. A Norwegian cruise company cancels are all sailings because of a COVID outbreak. Norwegian Cruise Line reclaims loyalty points that were given by mistake. And New Orleans is going to get a deeper harbor. 

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Cruise News Briefing - August 3, 2020. A cruise line in Norway is once again docked as COVID cases hit the ship. Carnival Corporation company postpones cruises until September. The only cruise line to Alaska this summer set sail over the weekend. 

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Cruise News Briefing - August 2, 2020. Another cruise line cancels sailings until 2021. We learn more about the virus spread on Diamond Princess in February. And Antigua extends a hand to support local tourism businesses. 

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Cruise News Briefing - August 1, 2020. Florida cruise ships prepare for the upcoming hurricane. The Port of Seattle withdrew interest for a new cruise terminal. Small ship operator Uncruise Adventures plans to resume operations today. 

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Cruise News Briefing - July 31, 2020. Carnival Corporation says they will not be selling cruise lines. MSC invests in a shipyard. And Holland America Line changes a cruise ship's name. 

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Cruise News Briefing - July 30, 2020. Norwegian Cruise Line cancels more cruises. Carnival Fantasy arrives at the scrapyard in Turkey. Carnival Corporation said they would be selling two more cruise ships, bringing the total to 15 today. 

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Cruise News Briefing - July 29, 2020. Royal Caribbean Group brings in a new Chief Medical Officer. Cruise line refunds could soon be regulated. And a recent survey shows 50% of cruisers are ready to get onboard one cruise line. 

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Cruise News Briefing - July 28, 2020. AIDA cruise ship has crew member testing positive with no symptoms. Port Canaveral seeks federal funding to keep the operations running. Cruise line stocks were down on Monday. 

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Cruise News Briefing - July 27, 2020. Germany has officially returned to cruising. Asia is gearing up for a return-to-service. Luxury cruise line that sails from North America will be requiring masks.  

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Cruise News Briefing - July 25, 2020. Royal Caribbean Group introduces a new type of muster drill. Two former Royal Caribbean International ships arrive at the scrapyard. And the CDC is opening up the dialogue about the cruise industry. 

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Cruise News Briefing - July 24, 2020. Carnival Cruise Line confirms two ships are sold and two taken out of service. Royal Caribbean Group extends its cancellation policy. And Viking Cruises announces its 2021 World Cruise. 

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Cruise News Briefing - July 23, 2020. Conversations have started between the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and CLA. PortMiami is looking at issuing bonds for cruise terminal construction. And Grand Bahamas Island goes on lockdown. 

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July 22, 2020 58 sec

Cruise News Briefing - July 22, 2020. UK cruise line shuts down that held a former Carnival Cruise Line ship. A river cruise line is blazing the way returning to service. A look at cruise line stocks. 

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Cruise News Briefing - July 21, 2020. Carnival Cruise Line gives an update of their mega-ship Mardi Gras. An Asia cruise line will start cruising next week. Florida-based cruise line delays again. 

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Cruise News Briefing - July 20, 2020. Bahamas bans U.S. citizens from entering. Carnival Cruise Line has over 26,000 crew members repatriated. And Norwegian Cruise Line and Carnival have both applied for new loans. 

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Cruise News Briefing - July 19, 2020. Holland America Line sold two of its vessels to a UK cruise line. Royal Caribbean is delaying its Oasis-class ship into China. And a Greek cruise line gets a Costa Cruises ship. 

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