Ebene News – GB – Biggest cruising stories of 2020

The past year has been dominated by an endless news cycle in the cruise industry, with COVID-19 wreaking havoc on operators starting in January 2020

The CDC’s “No Sail” order issued in March shut down the sector overnight and was extended several times At the end of October, she was abandoned on a so-called conditional navigation order In in short, the “No Sail” order has been lifted and the industry will work with the CDC on a realistic and gradual return to service which has not yet taken place in the U.S

Despite COVID-19, Genting Cruise Lines, TUI Cruises, MSC Cruises, AIDA Cruises and Costa Cruises have led the way with the return of large vessels to service this summer with a host of new health and safety measures Before this, Ponant paved the way in France in June

In March, at a Saturday afternoon press conference in Port Everglades, Vice President Mike Pence met with cruise industry executives ahead of a closed-door meeting

Adam Goldstein, president of the Cruise Lines International Association, said the industry will work closely with government and go above and beyond anything it currently does

The Chinese government put an end to ships sailing from Chinese home ports at the end of January, which was an early warning sign for the rest of the industry

From the Diamond Princess incident in Japan to a Holland America Line ship left without a port to disembark guests in March, the industry has been faced with a number of high-profile COVID-19 incidents

Carnival Corporation has sold 18 vessels from its fleet, either to new owners or to scrap Royal Caribbean Group scrapped the Pullmantur fleet and a number of operators have exited the market

In March, President Donald J Trump said Carnival Corporation president Micky Arison told him Carnival cruise ships would be available if the government needed them amid the coronavirus outbreak

Royal Caribbean International said at the end of October that it may need volunteers for test cruises as the company will need a license from CDC under the new conditional framework that the ‘agency issued

This will include the company doing a number of test cruises using staff and volunteers as alternate passengers to test safety and health protocols

Black Monday hit cruise line inventories in March, while the rest of the year was spent consuming cash

The Cruise & Maritime Voyages fleet auction saw five ships heading for new owners or for scrap, and the values ​​were revealed as buyers were able to secure cruise ships for pennies on the dollar during sealed bidding process

Cruise ship, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Singapore

Ebene News – GB – Biggest cruise stories of 2020

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