June 2, 2021
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Here are some of the news articles we are following:
- 3 Major Cruise Lines Just Made It Clear Their Ships Won’t All Be Back For A Long Time
- Norwegian Cruise Line May Need to Hire Over 17,500 Crew for Restart
- DeSantis' culture war on vaccine passports threatens to sink Florida cruise industry
- Quantifying food waste on cruise ships: Experiences from China
- Additional Restrictions Under Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) To Minimise Transmission
- CDC Announces Updated Guidance for Mask Wearing on Upcoming Cruises
- Silversea schedules Alaska and Iceland cruises in July
- MSC World Europa Set to Debut in Middle East with New Features
- Booking your first river cruise? Here’s what you need to know
- Scenic Group and Emerald Cruises start European river voyages on Portugal’s Douro River
- WHO's new naming system for coronavirus variants uses Greek alphabet
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Norwegian plans to restart operations on July 25 with a single ship sailing Greek island voyages out of Piraeus. Photo courtesy Pixabay.
3 Major Cruise Lines Just Made It Clear Their Ships Won’t All Be Back For A Long Time
It’s official: It’s going to take many, many months for Norwegian Cruise Line to get all of its ships back into operation. Ditto for Norwegian’s two sister lines, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises.
Norwegian Cruise Line May Need to Hire Over 17,500 Crew for Restart
DeSantis' culture war on vaccine passports threatens to sink Florida cruise industry
With rapid economic development and an increase in consumerism, the number of Chinese cruise tourists has risen sharply. Food is central to cruise tourism; however, food waste can be as high as 30%.
Singapore is in ‘Phase 2’ to curb Covid-19 spread: Further restrictions imposed on higher risk setting, with targeted support measures for affected businesses and expanded testing.
As cruise lines begin to announce their plans for relaunching summer itineraries, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have significantly relaxed their rules for cruises when both the crew and passengers are fully vaccinated.
The voyages are open to travelers fully vaccinated for COVID-19. With the passage of the Alaska Tourism Restoration Act, which enables foreign-flag ships to visit the state without a required international port call, Silver Muse will resume round-trip sailings from Seattle starting July 29.
The MSC World Europa is set to debut at the end of 2022 sailing in the Middle East with bookings opening for MSC's first World class vessel.
The pre-pandemic perks of a river cruise — passengers numbering in the few hundred rather than the few thousand, à la carte versus buffet dining, small-group excursions and personalized attention — are the same ones making it an attractive choice for many people’s first post-covid vacation.
Scenic Group announced that the company’s two subsidiaries Emerald Cruises and Scenic Cruises will start their 2021 European river programs on Portugal’s Douro River with the first voyages departing on July 30 (Scenic Azure) and July 31 (Emerald Radiance).
The World Health Organization said on Monday that it has assigned new "labels" to key coronavirus variants so the public can refer to them by letters of the Greek alphabet instead of where the variant was first detected.
Disclaimer: The views expressed in the articles above are those of the authors' and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of this e-Newsletter
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