April 16, 2021
In this Issue
Here are some of the news articles we are following:
- CDC Says It Won't Drop Conditional Sail Order
- Cruise and Travel Leaders Call on CDC to Act to Resume Summer Cruises
- Here are all the cruise ships we’ve lost to the COVID-19 crisis
- The Coronavirus Variants Don’t Seem to Be Highly Variable So Far
- Interim Estimates of Vaccine Effectiveness of BNT162b2 and mRNA-1273 COVID-19 Vaccines in Preventing SARS-CoV-2 Infection
- Cruise Industry Execs Aggressively Call for Restart with Florida Gov. DeSantis
- As Cruising Prepares for a Comeback, More Lines Announce Vaccination Requirements
- St. Vincent Volcano: Evacuation cruise ships only open to Covid vaccinated
- U.S. News Releases 2021 Best Countries Rankings | Best Countries | US News
- Cruise ships to bypass B.C. under proposed Alaska law, prompting worries for battered tourism sector
- Concerns raised about proposed Alaska cruise ship legislation that could cost B.C. millions
- Port of Tyne Working to Bolster Public Confidence
- Disney Confirms Summer 2021 Magic Staycation Sailings in the UK
- Jewel of the Seas to Sail from Cyprus From July 10
- Holland America Line Status Update
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CDC Says It Won't Drop Conditional Sail Order
Despite mounting calls from cruise lines and industry lobbyist group CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevent (CDC) said its Conditional Sail Order (CSO) isn't going anywhere.
Cruise and Travel Leaders Call on CDC to Act to Resume Summer Cruises
After a year of having its operations paused due to the pandemic, the cruise industry is increasing its pressure on the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to lift the restrictions that continue to prevent large cruise ships from sailing from the US.
Here are all the cruise ships we’ve lost to the COVID-19 crisis
It’s been a tough 12 months for hardcore cruise fans — and not just because cruising at many lines has been completely shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Cruise lovers also have had to grapple with the unexpected news that some of their favorite cruise ships were never coming back. Facing a huge drop in revenue due to the cruising hiatus and spiraling financial losses, many of the world’s biggest cruise lines over the past year have shed a significant number of ships from their fleets in what amounts to permanent downsizing.
SARS-CoV-2 may be settling into a limited set of mutations.
Interim Estimates of Vaccine Effectiveness of BNT162b2 and mRNA-1273 COVID-19 Vaccines in Preventing SARS-CoV-2 Infection Among Health Care Personnel, First Responders, and Other Essential and Frontline Workers — Eight U.S. Locations, December 2020–March 2021
Interim Estimates of Vaccine Effectiveness of BNT162b2 and mRNA-1273 COVID-19 Vaccines in Preventing SARS-CoV-2 Infection Among Health Care Personnel, First Responders, and Other Essential and Frontline Workers — Eight U.S. Locations, December 2020–March 2021 | MMWR (cdc.gov)
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and other government officials hosted cruise industry executives at Port Canaveral on Friday for a roundtable discussion on restarting the industry and dropping the Conditional Sail Order.
These cruise lines say that vaccination requirements will be a part of their protocols as sailing returns.
If people are willing to welcome you at a time of Covid-19, they will wish you to have the highest level of protection possible.
After several years at No. 2 and one at No. 3 since the inception of the Best Countries report, Canada finally climbed to the No. 1 spot in the sixth edition of U.S. News & World Report's annual rankings released on Tuesday.
Cruise ships to bypass B.C. under proposed Alaska law, prompting worries for battered tourism sector
There are fears B.C.'s tourism industry could be in jeopardy with the newly tabled Alaska Tourism Recovery Act.
Ottawa recently extended its cruise ship ban until 2022 and this proposed bill could potentially be another huge blow for B.C.'s tourism sector.
‘We are well versed in COVID safe working, the port has been open continuously since the outset of the pandemic and we go to great lengths to ensure the safety of everyone on site who uses our facilities,’ commented Kate O'Hara, commercial director, who is a member of the Cruise Britain Steering Group and on the council of management for Cruise Europe.
Disney Cruise Line has become the latest cruise operator to confirm UK home sailings in summer 2021.
Royal Caribbean International has announced a new program of seven-night cruises from Limassol, Cyprus and around the coastlines of Greece and Cyprus starting from July 10.
Holland America Line has undergone a number of changes through the COVID-19 pandemic, and will welcome the new Rotterdam this July.
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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