A new generation of boutique cruise ships is set to emerge, with the luxury of a superyacht, the construction techniques and passenger experience of a cruise ship, and a close focus on the environment.
CLIA issued the following statement to announce that the association’s ocean-going cruise line members will voluntarily extend the suspension of cruise operations from U.S. ports until 15 September 2020.
Roughly three months have passed since lockdown restrictions were imposed worldwide, putting approximately 100,000 seafarers employed in the cruise ship industry to be stuck onboard ships.
Viking’s seventh ocean ship – the 930-guest Viking Venus – was “floated out,” marking a major construction milestone and the first time that the new ship touches water.
Countries are concerned about visitors who could interfere with the efforts to control the pandemic. They say exposure is potentially increased and the risk is higher if cruises are allowed.
A new study on a cruise ship passengers points out the possibility of a higher proportion of COVID positive people who are asymptomatic and the virus prevalence is underestimated.
The Government of Canada continues to monitor the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic and the impacts it is having on the marine and tourism sectors.
Three passenger vessels will idle here with the only crew and without passengers while the U.S. embargoes cruise operations, the Port of Oakland said. The Port said it has not received reports of any cases of coronavirus associated with the vessels.
The technology group Wärtsilä’s in-house ship design capabilities have been recognized with an order to develop a customized design for up to six new luxury expedition cruise vessels capable of carrying 200 passengers.