Can cruising go from Covid scapegoat to pandemic hero?

Diamond Princess in Japan In terms of economic and reputational damage, travel was the first industrial sector to fall victim to the coronavirus and is expected to be the last to recover. And among travel products, none has taken a harder reputational hit than cruising. But recently, a path to reputation restoration has opened, andContinue reading “Can cruising go from Covid scapegoat to pandemic hero?”

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Cruise lines say loyalty will lead them back

During Carnival Corp.’s business update last week, a Wall Street analyst asked whether the brands that were particularly tarnished by media coverage in the early days of the pandemic, such as Princess Cruises, were suffering more in terms of bookings. The answer was no. CEO Arnold Donald said that not only was Princess not doingContinue reading “Cruise lines say loyalty will lead them back”

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Carnival to Delay New Ship Introductions

Carnival Corporation said it expects only five of nine new ships set for delivery in the fiscal year 2020 and 2021 to be delivered prior to the end of the fiscal year 2021. Carnival said that due to shipyard delays and the COVID-19 pandemic, it expects later deliveries of ships originally expected for the fiscalContinue reading “Carnival to Delay New Ship Introductions”

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