Venice to ban large cruise ships after UNESCO threatens to “blacklist” city
by Ali Coulton
The Italian government made the urgent decree after the United Nations threatened to put one of its biggest tourist hotspots in the naughty corner.
Norwegian Cruise Line introduces first ship as part of new Prima Class
NCL has kicked off its first new class of ships in nearly 10 years with an absolute ripper of a vessel. Get a load of it right here.
NT cruise ban set to push ships to Western Australia
Western Australia is set to welcome a bit more cruise business off the back of the NT’s new cruise ban. Tourism WA staff are understood to be microwaving party pies in celebration.
Carnival to ditch 19 ships, as company posts $2.8 billion quarterly loss
Carnival Corporation has added another ship to the pile of vessels that it will offload in order to stay afloat beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.
Australia’s international travel and cruise ship bans to remain until mid-March
COVID deniers and eternal optimists aside, this announcement by the federal Health Minister will come as no surprise to Aussies.
Pacific Adventure and Pacific Encounter to join P&O’s Aussie fleet in first half of 2021
Sture Myrmell has been spotted doing the happy dance in celebration of this encouraging cruise announcement.
CLIA sustainability report shows $2 billion increase in ships with cleaner fuels
It looks like the cruise industry has managed to juggle its COVID-19 struggles with its sustainability goals. Next, it’ll be pulling rabbits out of hats and scarves from its pockets.
Fred Olsen and Celestyal revealed as buyers of Carnival cruise ships
by Huntley Mitchell
With Carnival recently announcing it would look to offload 13 ships, the curtain has been pulled back to reveal where some of those vessels are headed.
Holland America Line sells four ships as part of Carnival’s downsizing
In sad news for Holland America Line loyalists, the cruise line is waving farewell to four of its vessels.
Carnival to scrap 13 ships from fleet, as demand continues for 2021 sailings
by Huntley Mitchell
The cruise giant is set to say “bon voyage” to more ships. In more positive news, however, next year’s bookings are going strong.
Australian Border Force extends cruise ban by three months
Those of you who had clients ready and raring to sail out by mid-June may want to prepare a stiff drink before reading this.
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