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Cruise News

Cruise News delivers news briefings covering all major cruise lines, cruise ships, cruise ports, and cruise related travel reviews. We cover Royal Caribbean, Carnival, Norwegian, MSC, Disney, Celebrity, Holland America, Princess, Costa and more.

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Sorrento's Pizza Resolution, Hurricane Hillary Cruise Impacts, Pride of America Helps Maui.
• Sorrento's Pizza  . • Hurricane Hillary  .  • Pride of America & Maui.     -  Any questions or topics you would like us to cover? podcast@cruisenews.ioFollow us on YouTube here: ➤ http://youtube.com/cruisenews is updated throughout the week. Don't forget to subscribe. Would you like to help support the channel and new content?➤ https://www.buymeacoffee.com/cruisenews About Cruise News: ********************** We started the popular travel site MilesGeek and are now doing a vlog and news channel about cruising! Join us here at Cruise News as we share our tips and knowledge from traveling on the top brands in cruising. Come along as we cruise through the Panama Canal, Mediterranean, Caribbean, Hawaii, Australia, and Asia. We do a transatlantic or transpacific cruise at least once a year. Cruise lines include Disney Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Line, MSC Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Holland America, Princess Cruises, and more.Support the show
02:43 8/22/23
Cruise News & Trivia October 2nd, 2020
• CDC No Sail Order Extended. • CLIA States Cruise Lines Are Ready.  • Carnival Cancels More Cruises.  • Virgin Voyages Reschedules Launch.  • Holland America Floats Out Rotterdam.  • Carnival Mardi Gras Start Sea Trials.  • Cruise Trivia.    #cdc #nosailorder #cruisenews   -  Any questions or topics you would like us to cover? podcast@cruisenews.io Follow us on YouTube here: ➤ http://youtube.com/cruisenews is updated throughout the week. Don't forget to subscribe.   Would you like to help support the channel and new content? ➤ https://www.buymeacoffee.com/cruisenews  About Cruise News:  **********************  We started the popular travel site MilesGeek and are now doing a vlog and news channel about cruising! Join us here at Cruise News as we share our tips and knowledge from traveling on the top brands in cruising. Come along as we cruise through the Panama Canal, Mediterranean, Caribbean, Hawaii, Australia, and Asia. We do a transatlantic or transpacific cruise at least once a year. Cruise lines include Disney Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Line, MSC Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Holland America, Princess Cruises, and more.Support the show
01:39 10/2/20
Cruise News & Trivia Question September 21st, 2020
• Royal Caribbean & NCL release The Healthy Sail Panel details. • Carnival Sells More Ships & Raises Additional Capital.  • Costa Resumes More Sailings.    #royalcaribbean #carnivalcruise #cruisenews RCL & NCL Healthy Sail Panel Full Report - Any questions or topics you would like us to cover? podcast@cruisenews.io Follow us on YouTube here: ➤ http://youtube.com/cruisenews is updated throughout the week. Don't forget to subscribe.   Would you like to help support the channel and new content? ➤ https://www.buymeacoffee.com/cruisenews  About Cruise News:  **********************  We started the popular travel site MilesGeek and are now doing a vlog and news channel about cruising! Join us here at Cruise News as we share our tips and knowledge from traveling on the top brands in cruising. Come along as we cruise through the Panama Canal, Mediterranean, Caribbean, Hawaii, Australia, and Asia. We do a transatlantic or transpacific cruise at least once a year. Cruise lines include Disney Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Line, MSC Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Holland America, Princess Cruises, and more.Support the show
02:44 9/21/20
Cruise News & Trivia Question September 11th, 2020
• NCL's Frank Del Rio makes a statement about the current status of cruising in America. • Holland America announces their summer 2021 European season.  • Carnival's Costa Cruises intends to expand its sailings starting in October.  • Marella Cruises announces it's 2021-2022 itineraries. • Cruise & Maritime Voyages ships head to auction.   #norwegiancruiseline #hollandamerica #cruisenews Tony over at La Lida Loca's Cruise & Maritime Voyages naming history fun.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xc-6p_fljvQ  - Any questions or topics you would like us to cover? podcast@cruisenews.io Follow us on YouTube here: ➤ http://youtube.com/cruisenews is updated throughout the week. Don't forget to subscribe.   Would you like to help support the channel and new content? ➤ https://www.buymeacoffee.com/cruisenews  About Cruise News:  **********************  We started the popular travel site MilesGeek and are now doing a vlog and news channel about cruising! Join us here at Cruise News as we share our tips and knowledge from traveling on the top brands in cruising. Come along as we cruise through the Panama Canal, Mediterranean, Caribbean, Hawaii, Australia, and Asia. We do a transatlantic or transpacific cruise at least once a year. Cruise lines include Disney Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Line, MSC Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Holland America, Princess Cruises, and more.Support the show
02:07 9/11/20
Cruise News & Trivia September 8th, 2020
• Royal Caribbean Floats Out the Wonder of the Seas. • Princess Cruises Announces New Oceania Season Details.  • Costa Cruises First Cruise Departs & Future Sailings are Cancelled.  • Tui Cruises has several successful sailings under their belt. • Norwegian Cruise Line is still waiting to update on future cruise plans.   #royalcaribbean #princesscruises #cruisenews   -  Any questions or topics you would like us to cover? podcast@cruisenews.io Follow us on YouTube here: ➤ http://youtube.com/cruisenews is updated throughout the week. Don't forget to subscribe.   Would you like to help support the channel and new content? ➤ https://www.buymeacoffee.com/cruisenews  About Cruise News:  **********************  We started the popular travel site MilesGeek and are now doing a vlog and news channel about cruising! Join us here at Cruise News as we share our tips and knowledge from traveling on the top brands in cruising. Come along as we cruise through the Panama Canal, Mediterranean, Caribbean, Hawaii, Australia, and Asia. We do a transatlantic or transpacific cruise at least once a year. Cruise lines include Disney Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Line, MSC Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Holland America, Princess Cruises, and more.Support the show
01:58 9/8/20
Cruise News & Trivia September 4th, 2020
•Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line Buy One Get One Offer. •Carnival's Costa Cruises Resumes Sailing.  •Port Miami Continues Investment in Port.  •Trivia Time.    #costacruises #bahamasparadise #cruisenews   -  Any questions or topics you would like us to cover? podcast@cruisenews.io Follow us on YouTube here: ➤ http://youtube.com/cruisenews is updated throughout the week. Don't forget to subscribe.   Interested in becoming a Patreon and supporting new content? ➤ https://www.patreon.com/cruisenews   About Cruise News:  **********************  We started the popular travel site MilesGeek and are now doing a vlog and news channel about cruising! Join us here at Cruise News as we share our tips and knowledge from traveling on the top brands in cruising. Come along as we cruise through the Panama Canal, Mediterranean, Caribbean, Hawaii, Australia, and Asia. We do a transatlantic or transpacific cruise at least once a year. Cruise lines include Disney Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Line, MSC Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Holland America, Princess Cruises, and more.Support the show
01:34 9/5/20
Cruise News August 31st, 2020
•Genting Cruises seeks additional funding. •AIDA announces their November restart.  •Windstar Cruises cancels its 2020 cruise season.  •MSC offers healthcare workers large discount offers.  •Princess Cruises extends pause in Australia and New Zealand.  #msccruises #aidacruises #cruisenews   -  Any questions or topics you would like us to cover? podcast@cruisenews.io Follow us on YouTube here: ➤ http://youtube.com/cruisenews is updated throughout the week. Don't forget to subscribe.   Interested in becoming a Patreon and supporting new content? ➤ https://www.patreon.com/cruisenews   About Cruise News:  **********************  We started the popular travel site MilesGeek and are now doing a vlog and news channel about cruising! Join us here at Cruise News as we share our tips and knowledge from traveling on the top brands in cruising. Come along as we cruise through the Panama Canal, Mediterranean, Caribbean, Hawaii, Australia, and Asia. We do a transatlantic or transpacific cruise at least once a year. Cruise lines include Disney Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Line, MSC Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Holland America, Princess Cruises, and more.Support the show
01:44 8/31/20
Cruise News June 1st, 2020
•Canada blocks cruising through October. •Hawaii says no cruises expected until 2021.  •Copenhagen updates its cruise terminal plans.  •Bahamas Paradise set to resume sailings.  •Viking Cruise Lines suspends more sailings.  •Marella postpones more sailings.  •AIDA cancels more cruise ship sailings.  •Costa Cruises pauses sailings.  •Celestyal Cruises suspends more sailings.  #canadacruises #alaskacruises #cruisenews   -  Any questions or topics you would like us to cover? podcast@cruisenews.io Follow us on YouTube here: ➤ http://youtube.com/cruisenews is updated throughout the week. Don't forget to subscribe.  Follow us on Instagram here:  ➤ https://www.instagram.com/cruisenewsio  Follow us on Twitter here:  ➤ https://twitter.com/cruisenewsio   Interested in becoming a Patreon and supporting new content? ➤ https://www.patreon.com/cruisenews   About Cruise News:  **********************  We started the popular travel site MilesGeek and are now doing a vlog and news channel about cruising! Join us here at Cruise News as we share our tips and knowledge from traveling on the top brands in cruising. Come along as we cruise through the Panama Canal, Mediterranean, Caribbean, Hawaii, Australia, and Asia. We do a transatlantic or transpacific cruise at least once a year. Cruise lines include Disney Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Line, MSC Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Holland America, Princess Cruises, and more.Support the show
01:42 6/1/20
Social distancing on a cruise ship | Is it worth the trade-offs?
Is it really practical to practice social distancing on cruises when they start up again?  Today we are discussing: •Embarking and Disembarking. •One Way Hallways.   •Full Service Buffets.  •Open or Closed Pools & Hot Tubs. •Luggage Handling.  •Live Shows & Gatherings. •Ports of Call. and much more.   #SocialDistanceCruising #cruisesresume #cruisenews   -  Any questions or topics you would like us to cover? podcast@cruisenews.io Follow us on YouTube here: ➤ http://youtube.com/cruisenews is updated throughout the week. Don't forget to subscribe.  Follow us on Instagram here:  ➤ https://www.instagram.com/cruisenewsio  Follow us on Twitter here:  ➤ https://twitter.com/cruisenewsio   Interested in becoming a Patreon and supporting new content? ➤ https://www.patreon.com/cruisenews   About Cruise News:  **********************  We started the popular travel site MilesGeek and are now doing a vlog and news channel about cruising! Join us here at Cruise News as we share our tips and knowledge from traveling on the top brands in cruising. Come along as we cruise through the Panama Canal, Mediterranean, Caribbean, Hawaii, Australia, and Asia. We do a transatlantic or transpacific cruise at least once a year. Cruise lines include Disney Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Line, MSC Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Holland America, Princess Cruises, and more.Support the show
13:08 5/25/20
Cruise News May 22nd, 2020
•Royal Caribbean cancels more sailings. •Norwegian cancels more sailings.  •Carnival lays off additional staff.  •Royal Caribbean lays off additional staff.  •MSC furloughs employees.  •Australia, Seychelles and Norway extend port closures.  #norwegiancruiseline #royalcarribean #cruisenews   -  Any questions or topics you would like us to cover? podcast@cruisenews.io Follow us on YouTube here: ➤ http://youtube.com/cruisenews is updated throughout the week. Don't forget to subscribe.  Follow us on Instagram here:  ➤ https://www.instagram.com/cruisenewsio  Follow us on Twitter here:  ➤ https://twitter.com/cruisenewsio   Interested in becoming a Patreon and supporting new content? ➤ https://www.patreon.com/cruisenews   About Cruise News:  **********************  We started the popular travel site MilesGeek and are now doing a vlog and news channel about cruising! Join us here at Cruise News as we share our tips and knowledge from traveling on the top brands in cruising. Come along as we cruise through the Panama Canal, Mediterranean, Caribbean, Hawaii, Australia, and Asia. We do a transatlantic or transpacific cruise at least once a year. Cruise lines include Disney Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Line, MSC Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Holland America, Princess Cruises, and more.Support the show
01:16 5/22/20
Cruise News May 13th, 2020
•Royal Caribbean raises $3.3 billion in new capital. •TUI Cruises plans to resume limited services this summer.  •Norwegian Cruise Line publishes schedules through 2023.  •Oceania Cruises announces 'The Ultimate Sale'.  •Disney Cruise Line updates on demand for DCL.  •Holland America Cancels additional cruises.  •Princess adds to their cancellations.   #norwegiancruiseline #royalcarribean #cruisenews   -  Any questions or topics you would like us to cover? podcast@cruisenews.io Follow us on YouTube here: ➤ http://youtube.com/cruisenews is updated throughout the week. Don't forget to subscribe.  Follow us on Instagram here:  ➤ https://www.instagram.com/cruisenewsio  Follow us on Twitter here:  ➤ https://twitter.com/cruisenewsio   Interested in becoming a Patreon and supporting new content? ➤ https://www.patreon.com/cruisenews   About Cruise News:  **********************  We started the popular travel site MilesGeek and are now doing a vlog and news channel about cruising! Join us here at Cruise News as we share our tips and knowledge from traveling on the top brands in cruising. Come along as we cruise through the Panama Canal, Mediterranean, Caribbean, Hawaii, Australia, and Asia. We do a transatlantic or transpacific cruise at least once a year. Cruise lines include Disney Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Line, MSC Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Holland America, Princess Cruises, and more.Support the show
01:52 5/13/20
Cruise News May 6th, 2020
•Norwegian Cruise Line Raises $2 billion in Liquidity. •Norwegian Delays Leonardo Class Ships. •P&O Cruise Line Extends Suspension in Service. •Pullmantur Cruises Extends Cruising Suspension. •Royal Caribbean Extends Cruise with Confidence Program. #norwegiancruiseline #royalcarribean #cruisenews   -  Any questions or topics you would like us to cover? podcast@cruisenews.io Follow us on YouTube here: ➤ http://youtube.com/cruisenews is updated throughout the week. Don't forget to subscribe.  Follow us on Instagram here:  ➤ https://www.instagram.com/cruisenewsio  Follow us on Twitter here:  ➤ https://twitter.com/cruisenewsio   Interested in becoming a Patreon and supporting new content? ➤ https://www.patreon.com/cruisenews   About Cruise News:  **********************  We started the popular travel site MilesGeek and are now doing a vlog and news channel about cruising! Join us here at Cruise News as we share our tips and knowledge from traveling on the top brands in cruising. Come along as we cruise through the Panama Canal, Mediterranean, Caribbean, Hawaii, Australia, and Asia. We do a transatlantic or transpacific cruise at least once a year. Cruise lines include Disney Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Line, MSC Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Holland America, Princess Cruises, and more.Support the show
01:17 5/7/20
Carnival Cruises Resume Service in August
Carnival Cruise Line has announced they plan to resume cruising on August 1st. They will initially start cruising out of Galveston, Texas,  Miami, Florida, and Port Canaveral, Florida. Carnival also announced they will be canceling all other North America and Australian cruises through August 31st. #cruisesresume #carnivalcruiselines #cruisenews   -  Any questions or topics you would like us to cover? podcast@cruisenews.io Follow us on YouTube here: ➤ http://youtube.com/cruisenews is updated throughout the week. Don't forget to subscribe.  Follow us on Instagram here:  ➤ https://www.instagram.com/cruisenewsio  Follow us on Twitter here:  ➤ https://twitter.com/cruisenewsio   Interested in becoming a Patreon and supporting new content? ➤ https://www.patreon.com/cruisenews   About Cruise News:  **********************  We started the popular travel site MilesGeek and are now doing a vlog and news channel about cruising! Join us here at Cruise News as we share our tips and knowledge from traveling on the top brands in cruising. Come along as we cruise through the Panama Canal, Mediterranean, Caribbean, Hawaii, Australia, and Asia. We do a transatlantic or transpacific cruise at least once a year. Cruise lines include Disney Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Line, MSC Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Holland America, Princess Cruises, and more.Support the show
01:52 5/6/20
Crew members still stuck at sea | Cruise Lines Blame the CDC
Cruise lines still have over 100,000 crew members out at sea. Major cruise lines such as Royal Caribbean claim the CDC will not let them disembark crew members in US ports. The CDC refutes this claim and says they just need to sign agreements taking responsibility for getting them home via private transportation. Some crew members are now stuck onboard without pay waiting for a way to get home. #royalcaribbean #carnivalcruiselines #cruisenews  -  Any questions or topics you would like us to cover? podcast@cruisenews.io Follow us on YouTube here: ➤ http://youtube.com/cruisenews is updated throughout the week. Don't forget to subscribe.  Follow us on Instagram here:  ➤ https://www.instagram.com/cruisenewsio  Follow us on Twitter here:  ➤ https://twitter.com/cruisenewsio   Interested in becoming a Patreon and supporting new content? ➤ https://www.patreon.com/cruisenews   About Cruise News:  **********************  We started the popular travel site MilesGeek and are now doing a vlog and news channel about cruising! Join us here at Cruise News as we share our tips and knowledge from traveling on the top brands in cruising. Come along as we cruise through the Panama Canal, Mediterranean, Caribbean, Hawaii, Australia, and Asia. We do a transatlantic or transpacific cruise at least once a year. Cruise lines include Disney Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Line, MSC Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Holland America, Princess Cruises, and more.Support the show
02:52 5/3/20
Cruise News April 30th, 2020
•Disney Cruise Line extends its cruise suspensions.  •Norwegian Cruise Line pays Frank Del Rio a bonus.  •Crystal Cruises furloughs employees.  •MSC Cruises extends cruising cancellations.  •Royal Caribbean's Galvenston cruise terminal is delayed.  •Carnival works to get employees back home.  •Marella Retires the Celebration.   -  Any questions or topics you would like us to cover? podcast@cruisenews.io Follow us on YouTube here: ➤ http://youtube.com/cruisenews is updated throughout the week. Don't forget to subscribe.  Follow us on Instagram here:  ➤ https://www.instagram.com/cruisenewsio  Follow us on Twitter here:  ➤ https://twitter.com/cruisenewsio   Interested in becoming a Patreon and supporting new content? ➤ https://www.patreon.com/cruisenews   About Cruise News:  **********************  We started the popular travel site MilesGeek and are now doing a vlog and news channel about cruising! Join us here at Cruise News as we share our tips and knowledge from traveling on the top brands in cruising. Come along as we cruise through the Panama Canal, Mediterranean, Caribbean, Hawaii, Australia, and Asia. We do a transatlantic at least once a year and this year will also be doing a transpacific. Cruise lines include Disney Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Line, MSC Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Virgin Cruises, and Princess Cruises with more to come. Thanks for watching!Support the show
01:44 4/30/20
Norwegian Cruise Line Update
Norwegian Cruise Line has provided updated financials and cruise booking outlooks for the remainder of 2020 and into 2021. We go over what steps Norwegian is taking to conserve cash while cruising is on hold. What options they have available to them and what the pros and cons of their financial outlook look like and more.  If your curious about how NCL is holding up and their latest updates this was created for you.  -  Any questions or topics you would like us to cover? podcast@cruisenews.io Follow us on YouTube here: ➤ http://youtube.com/cruisenews is updated throughout the week. Don't forget to subscribe.  Follow us on Instagram here:  ➤ https://www.instagram.com/cruisenewsio  Follow us on Twitter here:  ➤ https://twitter.com/cruisenewsio   Interested in becoming a Patreon and supporting new content? ➤ https://www.patreon.com/cruisenews   About Cruise News:  **********************  We started the popular travel site MilesGeek and are now doing a vlog and news channel about cruising! Join us here at Cruise News as we share our tips and knowledge from traveling on the top brands in cruising. Come along as we cruise through the Panama Canal, Mediterranean, Caribbean, Hawaii, Australia, and Asia. We do a transatlantic at least once a year and this year will also be doing a transpacific. Cruise lines include Disney Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Line, MSC Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Virgin Cruises, and Princess Cruises with more to come. Thanks for watching!Support the show
04:26 4/28/20
Cruise News April 24th, 2020
Crystal Cruises has extended its cruising suspension on all river and ocean cruises. Email: resolutions@crystalcruises.com Cruise and Maritime Voyages has extended its current sailing suspension until May 24th. Cunard has canceled its operations until July 31st. P&O has also extended its pause in operations through July 31st. Work on ships at the Fincantieri shipyards in Italy has partially resumed. -  Any questions or topics you would like us to cover? podcast@cruisenews.io  More news stories and reviews are just a click away at www.cruisenews.io.  Our YouTube channel is updated throughout the week. Don't forget to subscribe.Support the show
01:17 4/24/20
Cruise News April 21st, 2020
Silversea Cruises announced more flexible booking policies.  Carnival Cruise Line details how it plans to help it's travel partners.  Windstar announces further suspensions.  The MSC Magnifica the last major ship at sea with passengers has returned home. -  Any questions or topics you would like us to cover? podcast@cruisenews.io  More news stories and reviews are just a click away at www.cruisenews.io.  Our YouTube channel is updated throughout the week. Don't forget to subscribe.Support the show
00:48 4/21/20
Cruise News - April 19th, 2020
Norwegian Cruise Line has modified its Free at Sea promotion. Disney Cruise Line extends its cruise suspensions. Viking has started taking bookings for its new Mississippi river cruises Antigua commences construction on a new cruise pier. Royal Caribbean discloses 2019 executive pay.  - Any questions or topics you would like us to cover? podcast@cruisenews.io  More news stories and reviews are just a click away at www.cruisenews.io.  Our YouTube channel is updated throughout the week. Don't forget to subscribe.Support the show
01:19 4/19/20
Cruise News - April 16th, 2020
Princess Cruise lines the Enchanted Princess delivery has been delayed.  Norwegian Cruise Line has rebranded its Mini-Suites as Club Balcony Suites.  Royal Caribbean has announced layoffs in relation to its US-based workforce.  -  Any questions or topics you would like us to cover? podcast@cruisenews.io  More news stories and reviews are just a click away at www.cruisenews.io.  Our YouTube channel is updated throughout the week. Don't forget to subscribe.Support the show
00:55 4/16/20
CDC Extends Cruising Suspension 100 days
The CDC has announced an extension to its No Sail Order for all ships docking or departing from US ports.  There are still approximately 80,000 crew onboard over 100 ships anchored or near ports around the world.  -  Any questions or topics you would like us to cover? podcast@cruisenews.io  More news stories and reviews are just a click away at www.cruisenews.io.  Our YouTube channel is updated throughout the week. Don't forget to subscribe.Support the show
01:26 4/10/20
Would You Take a Health Check To Cruise?
Some of the new policies currently in place required temperature checks as well as signed letters from your doctors certifying you are fit to cruise.  Would you be willing to take these extra steps for your vacation? Do you think it is fair?  - Any questions or topics you would like us to cover? podcast@cruisenews.io   More news stories and reviews are just a click away at www.cruisenews.io.   Our YouTube channel is updated throughout the week. Don't forget to subscribe.Support the show
04:40 4/8/20
CDC Releases New Cruise Guidelines And Other Cruising Headlines
CDC Releases new guidelines for cruise ship travelers.These new recommendations include healthy guests disembarking should get home as quickly and safely as possible and self-quarantine for 14 days.Cruises lines much get travelers directly to their homes via charters or private transport, commercial and public means may not be used.If you are showing symptoms do not travel with other people who are not showing symptoms. Cruise lines are responsible for anything showing symptoms including those that need medical care and should arrange medical transport.Cruise lines must disclose all suspected cases with local health and port authorities.Genting cruises have announced comprehensive new health guidelines for their cruises. These include mandatory temperature screening for preboarding.Higher frequency cleanings, proof of doctors' certificate of fitness for travel if over 70 years of age.Rooms will be disinfected twice per day, public areas on average every 2 hours.100% fresh external filtered air will be supplied to all cabins and public areas and filters cleaned regularly.Disney extends cruise suspensions through April 28th.Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund has taken an 8.2% stake in Carnival and is now the third-largest shareholder. This will hopefully also give them access to resources if additional investment is needed for a prolonged return to cruising.Any questions or topics you would like us to cover? podcast@cruisenews.ioMore news stories and reviews are just a click away at www.cruisenews.io.Our YouTube channel is updated throughout the week. Don't forget to subscribe.Support the show
01:33 4/7/20
Virtual Cruises Now Available And Other Cruise News
Missing being on a cruise? Major and specialty lines have published virtual cruise content to help you get your fix.Viking Cruises has launched viking.tv which includes specialty programming as well as live guest lecturers every weekday.https://viking.tv/Crystal Cruises offers crystal@home offering a virtual voyage.http://www.crystalcruises.com/crystalathomeLindblad Expeditions is offering a virtual expedition cruise.https://www.expeditions.com/destinations/virtual/Hurtigruten is offering a minute by a minute coastal cruise that runs for 6 days captured by 11 cameras which set the record for the longest live tv documentary.https://tv.nrk.no/serie/hurtigruten-minutt-for-minutt/2011/DVFJ67000111/avspillerHolland America has launched HAL@Home which is offering some of their cooking demonstrations and will be expanded to include other Holland America features.https://youtu.be/FUAuiXMyZXgRoyal Caribbean is offering a Virtual of the Seas cruise with daily cruise compasses.https://www.facebook.com/cruisedirectorabehughes/Finally, Carnival is providing a virtual Caribbean cruise captured in 360-degree video.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDfsFuDuHdsAustralia has launched a form criminal probe into the Ruby Princess unloading in Sydney without being forthcoming if it knew it's passengers were sick.Bahamas Paradise states an optimistically worded start date of May 6th vs wording it as suspended until May 6th.The Coral Princess has been cleared to dock in Miami. They will be allowed to disembark only for scheduled flights which included charters flights back to their home countries.Royal Caribbean will be using its ships the Spectrum, Ovation, Radiance, Voyager as well as the Celebrity Solstice to provide transportation for the crew to their home countries.Any questions or topics you would like us to cover? podcast@cruisenews.ioMore news stories and reviews are just a click away at www.cruisenews.io.Our YouTube channel is updated throughout the week. Don't forget to subscribe.Support the show
01:33 4/6/20
Cruise Refund Delays
It is currently taking upwards of 60 days to receive a cruise refund in the current climate, in some cases up to 90 days.When most people booked their cruise the original time frame was 5-10 days.Since the suspension of the cruising industry, this has been updated to reflect their current policies of 60-90 days.This can have a hardship on people now being affected by a changing economy that are in need of cash to pay their bills and provide for their households.Why are refunds taking so long and is there anything you can do about it.Any questions or topics you would like us to cover? podcast@cruisenews.ioMore news stories and reviews are just a click away at www.cruisenews.io.Our YouTube channel is updated throughout the week. Don't forget to subscribe.Support the show
02:30 4/5/20
Zaandam Finally Permitted to Dock and Other Cruise News for April 3rd, 2020
Princess Cruise Lines Coral Princess which is on her way to Ft. Lauderdale and estimated to arrive on April 4th has now confirmed at least 12 positive cases on board.Holland Americas Zaandam and Rotterdam were permitted to dock at Port Everglades. Any crew of guests showing symptoms will need to stay onboard while at the port. Only critically ill guests and crew will be taken to hospitals. Carnival which is the parent company for Holland America will cover all expenses.Fred Olsen cruise lines have donated a container of fruit and vegetables to local charities in Barbados. The container was originally destined for their ship the Braemar who never arrived at the port due to the port stop being canceled.Richard Fain Chairman and CEO of Royal Caribbean has announced he will forego his base salary until September 30, 2020. As well other executives have agreed to a 25% reduction in their salaries.Genting cruises extend their cruise as you wish program though March 31st, 2021. Similar to other cruise with confidence programs this allows you to change or cancel your sailing up to 48 hours before your cruise and receive future cruise credit.Any questions or topics you would like us to cover? podcast@cruisenews.ioMore news stories and reviews are just a click away at www.cruisenews.io.Our YouTube channel is updated throughout the week. Don't forget to subscribe.Support the show
01:12 4/3/20
Cruise Vessel Rammed and Other Cruise News for April 2nd, 2020
Oasis of the Seas crew tests Positive now at least 51 up from 14. approx 1500 crew members left.Coast Guard directs cruise ships to remain at sea indefinitely with a statement that medevac patients are no longer being accepted. This directly affects the stranded Zaandam and Rotterdam.Australia demands ships off its coast to leave its waters.Carnival, as it stands, is burning 1 billion in cash per month. They will be issuing an additional 62 million shares of common stock at $8.00 per share to hopefully raise $500 million. They have also suspended their stock dividend.Carnival currently has all cruises suspended through May 11, with the following exceptions.San Francisco all 2020 sailingsAll Alaska sailing through June 30thAll Carnival Radiance sailings through Nov 1All Carnival Legend sailings through October 30th.In a little stranger and somewhat concerning news, the cruise ship Resolute which is flagged in Portugal and usually focuses on Antarctic cruises was sailing in international waters in the Caribbean sea on it's way to curacao. When a Venezuelan navy vessel demanded it follows the vessel to Puerto Moreno.Any questions or topics you would like us to cover? podcast@cruisenews.ioMore news stories and reviews are just a click away at www.cruisenews.io.Our YouTube channel is updated throughout the week. Don't forget to subscribe.Support the show
02:18 4/2/20
Cruise News – April 1st, 2020
Carnivals credit rating from Moodys has been downgraded.With Carnivals 3bln bond sale starting today hoping to find buyers has proven a challenge with Carnival having to offer short term bonds at a whopping 12.5%-13% interest.Carnival estimates a majority of their fleet will be in a prolonged ship layup going forward to refuce the monthly costs to approx. $1 million per month in overhead for maintenence per ship. This does not include any other expenses such as loan and interest payments.Holland America is still looking for a port to accept the Zaandam and Rotterdam ships. Florida's Port Everglades is awaiting a formal proposal from HA being voting.Holland America's President Orlando Ashford posted a blog on HA's site asking for assistance.However Florida Governor Ronald DeSantis has already stated he does nto want the ships in Florida and will escalate tot he White House if needed. Hopefully a mutually agreed plan can be agreed to to get these guests assistance.Viking announces they will be offering river cruises on the Mississippi river starting in August 2022. The purpose built ships are currently being built in Louisiana.MSC has announced they are extending your Voyagers Club status until the December 31st, 2021 if it was going to expire in 2020 due to lack of travel.If you would like more of these daily cruise headlines please hit that Like button to show your support.Quiz question of the day - What Disney Character can be seen hanging over the back of the Disney Magic. Leave your answer in the comments below.Any questions or topics you would like us to cover? podcast@cruisenews.ioMore news stories and reviews are just a click away at www.cruisenews.io.Our YouTube channel is updated throughout the week. Don't forget to subscribe.Support the show
01:44 4/1/20
Cruise News – March 31st, 2020
Royal Caribbean extends it's Cruise with Confidence program to allow cancellation up to 48 hours prior to a cruise until September 1st, 2020.Norwegian Cruise Line extended it's cruise suspension until May 10th for all of its brands Norwegian, Regent and Oceania.Viking extens it's suspensions for river and ocean cruises through June 30th.Holland America extends it's cruise suspension until May 14th.Carnival has extended it's pause of operations until May 11th, 2020.P&O and Cunard which are part of Carnival until May 15th,MSC extends hiatus until May 29th.Disney extends pause through April 28th.Carnival announced an addtiional stock offering currently valued at 1.25 billion, as well as options privating of up to 3 billion to try and rasie additional funds.Holland Americas Zaandam and Rotterdam have made it through the Panama Canal and are headed towards Florida looking for a port to allow them to dock.Any questions or topics you would like us to cover? podcast@cruisenews.ioMore news stories and reviews are just a click away at www.cruisenews.io.Our YouTube channel is updated throughout the week. Don't forget to subscribe.Support the show
01:36 3/31/20
Refund or Future Cruise Credit
With so many cruises being canceled lately, you might find your cruise being canceled yourself. Today we cover if you should take a direct 100% refund or the cruise lines future cruise credit offer. Some offers are as high as 125% FCC.Any questions or topics you would like us to cover? podcast@cruisenews.ioMore news stories and reviews are just a click away at www.cruisenews.io.Our YouTube channel is updated throughout the week. Don't forget to subscribe.Support the show
07:11 3/30/20