The net effect of the rate relaxation would be an immediate reduction in port charges ranging from 60% to 70%, which will give substantial relief to the cruise industry in India, in line with the government policy to support the economy in COVID-19 pandemic situation.
With COVID-19 impacting all sectors of the economy, the cruise industry has been particularly brought to its knees. Now the question that arises is – Where did hundreds of these humongous cruise ships go?
As part of its Mission Begin Again, the Indian Government has announced that it will permit cruise ships to commence sailing from 1st October.
Orient Queen cruise ship sinks after the Beirut blasts. Two seafarers killed.
Guidance on the gradual and safe resumption of operations of cruise ships in the European Union in relation to the COVID‑19 pandemic has been circulated by the IMO.
A set of new protocols for seafarers by the Swiss-based MSC Cruises that restricts ‘shore leave’ for the members has resulted in negative reactions by the past and current crew, stating that a decision like this “would really be unbearable”.
Watch the video of the float out of the brand new cruise ship “Spirit Of Adventure” At Meyer Werft Shipyard.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released a report that shows signs of considerable worry of health and safety measures taken by a few US ship companies sailing the seas amid a pandemic.
Center for Disease Control(CDC), which is under the US government, announced on Thursday that the No Sail Order would be extended for cruise ships.