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Norwegian Cruise Line Not Sailing Until August 2020

USA Today and other outlets report that "Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. is extending its sailing suspension through July 31, with ships now scheduled to resume embarkations in August." The impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) has taken it's toll on the company and the cruise ship industry as whole. Per the...

Cruise Lines Fighting Hard to Not Pay Injury Claims

Cruise ship passengers who were injured in accidents while cruising in January, February and March 2020 may face stronger opposition by the cruise lines as they attempt to file injury claims and seek compensation. Why is that? The cruise lines, under immense financial pressure, will be hard pressed to pay...

Small Cruise Lines Ready to Get Back on the Water

TravelPulse.com reports that, "some U.S.-flag cruise companies are tentatively planning to begin operating next month since their small ships are exempt from the no-sail order issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to halt the spread of Covid-19. In their recent article, US Cruise Companies Hope to...

Crewmembers Stuck On Ships Face Mental Strain

As the Jamaica Observer reports in a recent article, For Cruise Crew Members Stuck at Sea, Mental Strain is Huge, many advocates of the cruise are not aware of what's going on as the Coronavirus pandemic continues. Thousands of crew members are essentially stuck on the cruise ships they were...

Irish Man Latest to Die From Coronavirus Contracted on Cruise

The online newspaper, IrishCentral.com, reports that the owner of an Irish travel agency died from Coronavirus. The article, Limerick man dies after coronavirus strikes cruise ship in Florida, reported that "Peter Dolan, a businessman from Co Limerick, has died in Florida from COVID-19 after contracting it on the Zaandam cruise...

Norwegian Cruise Line Suspends Cruises Through June 30

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings - the parent company for Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceana Cruises and Regent Seven Seas has extended their "no sail" policy through June 30, 2020. While many cruise passengers from around the world will fee the impact, it's certainly the correct choice for both Norwegian, its crewmembers...

Passengers Are Asking – Will Carnival Cruise Lines Go Bankrupt?

A Forbes article asks the question – Is Carnival Cruising Into Bankruptcy? The article states, "executives at Carnival Cruise Lines, helmed by CEO Arnold Donald are under fire for knowingly letting ships set sail, with the potential danger that the coronavirus posed to passengers and crew. Bloomberg reported before the...

While Coronavirus Makes The News, Other Passenger Injuries Still Occur

The Coronavirus, now renamed COVID-19, has impacted the cruise ship injury and its worldwide passengers.Numerous travel schedules have been cancelled or rerouted. Princess Cruise's Diamond Princess remains quarantined in Japan with over 175 confirmed cases. And Holland America's MS Westerdam has finally been able to dock after multiple countries would...

Caribbean Princess Cruise Cut Short With Gastro Outbreak

News reports, including WINK News of Southwest Florida, say the Caribbean Princess cruise ship cut short it's Caribbean voyage after a gastrointestinal outbreak ravaged the ship. At least 299 passengers and 22 crew members developed stomach issues related to the illness. With 10% of the cruise's passengers developing the bug,...

Coronavirus Cases on Diamond Princess Now at 135

Post Update, Feb. 12, 2020: the Diamond Princess now has at least 175 confirmed cases of Coronavirus according to ARStechnica.com. The virus now has a new, official name: 2019-nCoV or COVID-19. The ship remains quarantined in Japan. ______________________ The New York Times and other media sources report that the Diamond...