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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Carnival UK Lays Off One-Third of Staff

Carnival UK has announced a sweeping round of job cuts. “The Covid-19 pandemic has not only affected the holidays of our guests but it has also impacted every part of our business; our future deployment; the guest experience; our supply chain and our people on ship and onshore,” said President Simon Palethorpe in a preparedContinue reading “Carnival UK Lays Off One-Third of Staff”

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Carnival UK insists sales team cuts are ‘forced necessity’

Carnival UK has confirmed its sales team will be reduced following a consultation launched as a result of the Covid-19 crisis but insisted the move was a “forced necessity” due to social distancing measures and limitations on agency visits. The cruise giant completed a consultation period on Tuesday, with 450 roles – nearly a thirdContinue reading “Carnival UK insists sales team cuts are ‘forced necessity’”

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