Issue #

132

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Volume

8

July 6, 2020

In this Issue

Here are some of the news articles we are following:

  • AIDA Cancels Most Cruises Through August; Could Still See Gradual Summer Start
  • Royal Caribbean Now Plans to Resume U.S. Cruises on September 16
  • ITF assists in repatriating seafarers from CMV ships in the UK
  • Campbell River’s defunct cruise ship terminal to undergo evaluation for future plans
  • Kleven Files for Bankruptcy
  • Cruise firms prepare for return to life on the ocean wave
  • The coronavirus crisis just claimed another cruise line
  • Royal Caribbean Shares Update on Cruising Start Date and the Future of the Buffet

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AIDA Cancels Most Cruises Through August; Could Still See Gradual Summer Start

“AIDA Cruises announced that it is cancelled cruises through August 31, but added believes it will resume its cruise operation later this summer. The news does not apply to individual departures from AIDAprima, AIDAperla and AIDAdiva.” 

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Royal Caribbean Now Plans to Resume U.S. Cruises on September 16

“Royal Caribbean has announced it has extended the suspension of cruises from the U.S. through September 15, with the first cruises resuming September 16, 2020.  The cruise line has followed other major cruise lines by canceling further cruises from the United States. This follows an announcement by the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) of a voluntary extension of the suspension of cruises from U.S. ports. Royal Caribbean is now planning on restarting cruises from the U.S. on September 16, 2020. This applies to the majority of the fleet, with some exemptions. With Canada banning cruise ships for much longer, sailings from that country are cancelled through October 31, 2020. There are a number of cruises out of Copenhagen, Denmark cancelled in August and Bermuda cruises are also cancelled through October 31, 2020.” 

Read more

 

ITF assists in repatriating seafarers from CMV ships in the UK

“The International Transport Workers’ Federation has been assisting hundreds of seafarers aboard the six Cruise & Maritime Voyages vessels in Tilbury and Bristol. The seafarers have been stranded for several months because of COVID-19 global travel restrictions, and many are now facing expired contracts and more than 12 months on board. ITF and CMV parent Global Cruise Lines reached an agreement today that will see crew continue to be repatriated over coming days.”

Read more

 

 

Campbell River’s defunct cruise ship terminal to undergo evaluation for future plans

“With no cruise ship coming through, the $16million terminal has been a white elephant for over 13 years

The defunct multi-million-dollar cruise ship terminal at Campbell River will undergo an assessment to evaluate its condition and possible alternate uses. Wei Wai Kum First Nation and the City of Campbell River issued a tender seeking consultant to evaluate the structural conditions of the facility, deputy city manager Ron Neufeld confirmed. Neufeld also said that proposals have been coming in and that they anticipate a consultant to begin work this summer. The terminal is an asset of the Wei Wai Kum First Nation and Chief Chris Roberts told the Mirror that the evaluation is a “critical step” to moving forward.”

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Photo by Sundgot. Used under CC BY-SA 3.0 License

Kleven Files for Bankruptcy

“Kleven Verft in Norway has filed for bankruptcy protection today, according to Norwegian press reports.

The shipyard, which also ran into financial difficulties two years ago, was then taken over by Hurtigruten, which in turn transferred ownership to the Croatian DIV Group this past January. Kleven recently completed the Roald Amundsen and Fridtjof Nansen expedition vessels for Hurtigruten.” 

Read more

 

Cruise firms prepare for return to life on the ocean wave

“The cruise industry is planning a phased return to sailings after being one of the sectors worst-hit by the coronavirus crisis.

The industry generates £10 billion for the UK economy every year, and supports more than 40,000 direct jobs and tens of thousands of others in the supply chain and around ports. Cruises were halted around the world earlier this year, shattering the holiday plans of hundreds of thousands of people, and causing huge economic damage to ports, including dozens in the UK.”

Read more

 

The coronavirus crisis just claimed another cruise line

“How long can a cruise line survive without revenue coming in from sailings? For Birka Cruises, the answer turned out to be about three-and-a-half months. The Sweden-based cruise operator on Friday announced it was shutting down due to the financial pressure caused by not being able to operate trips during the coronavirus pandemic. Like many other lines around the world, Birka Cruises hadn’t offered any departures since mid-March. “The financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic’s track … has hit us hard,” the line said in a statement posted on its website. “The uncertainty about how travel will develop has also contributed to our having to make this decision after evaluating all possible alternatives.” Relatively unknown in North America, Birka Cruises offered two- to four-night Baltic cruises out of Stockholm, Sweden, as well as day trips around the Stockholm archipelago.” 

Read more

 

Royal Caribbean Shares Update on Cruising Start Date and the Future of the Buffet

“Royal Caribbean is hoping to beat its competitors to the open seas. Assuming it will be safe to cruise again in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, which has shut down cruising since March, Royal  Caribbean on Thursday said it will start sailing again on Sept. 16, a few days ahead of Carnival and Norwegian. Carnival and Norwegian had previously announced a Sept. 30 start date.” 

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Issue #

132

|

Volume

8

July 6, 2020

In this Issue

Here are some of the news articles we are following:

  • AIDA Cancels Most Cruises Through August; Could Still See Gradual Summer Start
  • Royal Caribbean Now Plans to Resume U.S. Cruises on September 16
  • ITF assists in repatriating seafarers from CMV ships in the UK
  • Campbell River’s defunct cruise ship terminal to undergo evaluation for future plans
  • Kleven Files for Bankruptcy
  • Cruise firms prepare for return to life on the ocean wave
  • The coronavirus crisis just claimed another cruise line
  • Royal Caribbean Shares Update on Cruising Start Date and the Future of the Buffet

Cover Image by:

AIDA Cancels Most Cruises Through August; Could Still See Gradual Summer Start

“AIDA Cruises announced that it is cancelled cruises through August 31, but added believes it will resume its cruise operation later this summer. The news does not apply to individual departures from AIDAprima, AIDAperla and AIDAdiva.” 

Read more

 

Royal Caribbean Now Plans to Resume U.S. Cruises on September 16

“Royal Caribbean has announced it has extended the suspension of cruises from the U.S. through September 15, with the first cruises resuming September 16, 2020.  The cruise line has followed other major cruise lines by canceling further cruises from the United States. This follows an announcement by the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) of a voluntary extension of the suspension of cruises from U.S. ports. Royal Caribbean is now planning on restarting cruises from the U.S. on September 16, 2020. This applies to the majority of the fleet, with some exemptions. With Canada banning cruise ships for much longer, sailings from that country are cancelled through October 31, 2020. There are a number of cruises out of Copenhagen, Denmark cancelled in August and Bermuda cruises are also cancelled through October 31, 2020.” 

Read more

 

ITF assists in repatriating seafarers from CMV ships in the UK

“The International Transport Workers’ Federation has been assisting hundreds of seafarers aboard the six Cruise & Maritime Voyages vessels in Tilbury and Bristol. The seafarers have been stranded for several months because of COVID-19 global travel restrictions, and many are now facing expired contracts and more than 12 months on board. ITF and CMV parent Global Cruise Lines reached an agreement today that will see crew continue to be repatriated over coming days.”

Read more

 

 

Campbell River’s defunct cruise ship terminal to undergo evaluation for future plans

“With no cruise ship coming through, the $16million terminal has been a white elephant for over 13 years

The defunct multi-million-dollar cruise ship terminal at Campbell River will undergo an assessment to evaluate its condition and possible alternate uses. Wei Wai Kum First Nation and the City of Campbell River issued a tender seeking consultant to evaluate the structural conditions of the facility, deputy city manager Ron Neufeld confirmed. Neufeld also said that proposals have been coming in and that they anticipate a consultant to begin work this summer. The terminal is an asset of the Wei Wai Kum First Nation and Chief Chris Roberts told the Mirror that the evaluation is a “critical step” to moving forward.”

Read more

 

Photo by Sundgot. Used under CC BY-SA 3.0 License

Kleven Files for Bankruptcy

“Kleven Verft in Norway has filed for bankruptcy protection today, according to Norwegian press reports.

The shipyard, which also ran into financial difficulties two years ago, was then taken over by Hurtigruten, which in turn transferred ownership to the Croatian DIV Group this past January. Kleven recently completed the Roald Amundsen and Fridtjof Nansen expedition vessels for Hurtigruten.” 

Read more

 

Cruise firms prepare for return to life on the ocean wave

“The cruise industry is planning a phased return to sailings after being one of the sectors worst-hit by the coronavirus crisis.

The industry generates £10 billion for the UK economy every year, and supports more than 40,000 direct jobs and tens of thousands of others in the supply chain and around ports. Cruises were halted around the world earlier this year, shattering the holiday plans of hundreds of thousands of people, and causing huge economic damage to ports, including dozens in the UK.”

Read more

 

The coronavirus crisis just claimed another cruise line

“How long can a cruise line survive without revenue coming in from sailings? For Birka Cruises, the answer turned out to be about three-and-a-half months. The Sweden-based cruise operator on Friday announced it was shutting down due to the financial pressure caused by not being able to operate trips during the coronavirus pandemic. Like many other lines around the world, Birka Cruises hadn’t offered any departures since mid-March. “The financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic’s track … has hit us hard,” the line said in a statement posted on its website. “The uncertainty about how travel will develop has also contributed to our having to make this decision after evaluating all possible alternatives.” Relatively unknown in North America, Birka Cruises offered two- to four-night Baltic cruises out of Stockholm, Sweden, as well as day trips around the Stockholm archipelago.” 

Read more

 

Royal Caribbean Shares Update on Cruising Start Date and the Future of the Buffet

“Royal Caribbean is hoping to beat its competitors to the open seas. Assuming it will be safe to cruise again in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, which has shut down cruising since March, Royal  Caribbean on Thursday said it will start sailing again on Sept. 16, a few days ahead of Carnival and Norwegian. Carnival and Norwegian had previously announced a Sept. 30 start date.” 

Read more

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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