July 5, 2021
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Here are some of the news articles we are following:
- Disney Cruise Line Announces Fall, Holiday 2022 Itineraries
- 141 Cruise Ships Set to Sail in July
- A major cruise line is bucking the trend when it comes to new buffet rules
- As cruise ships resume sailing, here's what it's like aboard Windstar's Star Breeze
- Think cruisers are unhappy with new restrictions on ships? Guess again
- Carnival Cruise Line Details E-Muster Which Could Remain Permanently
- Resorts World Bimini Cruise Port Debuts With First Docked Vessel
- Florida Governor Signs Law Lifting Key West Cruise Ship Ban
- Johnson & Johnson one-dose vaccine works well against delta variant
- HYSIA builds synergies amid borderless public health threats
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Disney Wish: Everything about Disney's new cruise ship as bookings open
Disney has unveiled new details about its upcoming fifth cruise liner, Disney Wish, which will house the first ever Disney attraction at sea. The AquaMouse ride will be joined onboard by six pools, new fine dining options, an Aladdin musical, a fully enclosed sports arena, a Marvel superhero academy for kids and a Star Wars lounge for adults.
The 141 ships represent over 180,000 berths at full occupancy, with MSC Cruises having the biggest operational footprint of the lines back in service, as the world's fastest-growing cruise line is set to operate seven ships this month and over 25,000 berths.
A top spokesperson for cruise giant Carnival Cruise Line this week said passengers on its initial comeback sailings out of U.S. ports over the next two months would be able to serve themselves at ship buffets — something that other lines restarting service are not allowing.
The policy, announced in a Facebook post on Wednesday by Carnival brand ambassador John Heald, comes despite a recommendation from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that cruise lines eliminate self-service food and drink options, including self-service buffets from their ships as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19.
It is not surprising that Windstar, a boutique cruise line that takes pride in navigating the fascinating nooks and crannies of the world, is among the first to return to the high seas.
Indeed, cruise line executives say they’ve been amazed by what they describe as sky-high passenger satisfaction scores for their initial comeback cruises in North America and elsewhere.
As the cruise line works through complex protocols to keep everyone onboard safe, Carnival’s cruise Ambassador has now detailed the new e-muster drill, which has already been rolled out on other cruise lines.
Developed exclusively by Resorts World Bimini, which is operated by Genting Americas Inc. the new port joins Freeport and Nassau as one of three ports in The Bahamas located on a non-private island.
The new law signed by Governor DeSantis bans local authorities from passing any referendums limiting maritime commerce. In response, the Key West City Commission scheduled a meeting for July 6 to consider the city’s direction on cruise ships moving forward.
“Current data for the eight months studied so far show that the single-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine generates a strong neutralizing antibody response that does not wane," Dr. Mathai Mammen, global head of Janssen Research & Development, Johnson & Johnson, said in a news release. "Rather, we observe an improvement over time."
Growing resilience against global pandemics requires a borderless approach to infectious disease control, sanitation and quality management.
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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