Cruise industry defends record after a critical TV documentary

The cruise industry has defended its record in tackling the coronavirus crisis in the wake of a critical ITV documentary screened on Thursday. The hour-long ‘Billion Pound Cruises: All at Sea’ focused on the plight of various Princess Cruises ships and Holland America Line vessel Zaandam which were caught up in the pandemic. It highlightedContinue reading “Cruise industry defends record after a critical TV documentary”

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Nearly 150 Total Coronavirus Cases Confirmed on Cruise Ship in Japan

An aerial view shows Italian cruise ship Costa Atlantica in Nagasaki, southern Japan April 21, 2020. Kyodo/via REUTERS Nearly 150 cases of coronavirus infection have been confirmed among crew members of an Italian cruise ship docked in Japan after health authorities finished testing everyone on board, an official said on Saturday. The Nagasaki prefecture officialContinue reading “Nearly 150 Total Coronavirus Cases Confirmed on Cruise Ship in Japan”

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Carnival Corp boss denies sector was slow to react to coronavirus

Carnival Corporation boss Arnold Donald has refuted suggestions the cruise industry was “slow” to react to the outbreak of coronavirus. He argued that cruise is actually one of the best-placed sectors of travel to cope with anticipated stricter health and safety protocols in the future. The chief executive of the nine-brand cruising giant said: “TheContinue reading “Carnival Corp boss denies sector was slow to react to coronavirus”

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