Issue #

134

|

Volume

8

July 8, 2020

In this Issue

Here are some of the news articles we are following:

  • Response from Our Survey…  We received your message
  • Rival Cruise Lines Create Panel to Advise for the Covid-19 Era
  • Cruise Experiences You Could Pay More for In the Future
  • EU may force over-65s to 'get a doctor's note' before they're allowed on cruise ships
  • New EU Cruise Guidelines Suggest Masks, Avoid Buffets, More
  • New Cruise Ship Documentary Reveals What Life Was Like on Board Quarantined Ships
  • First Large Ocean Cruise Line Returns to Service in Asia
  • Cruise line industry aims for September restart
  • Changes Cruise Lines Could Make Post-Covid 19
  • Looks Like a Sad Ending for the Pullmantur Cruise Ships

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Response from Our Survey…  We received your message

Thank you for your subscription to Leader-SHIP. Your feedback from the newsletter’s recent survey struck a responsive chord. We heard from you that our news-gathering approach absolutely belongs in our paradigm-shifting, technology-focused world. Several of you expressed that the focus on public health combined with other cruise industry stories correctly reflect ‘re-opening’ challenges, world-wide. Furthermore, Leader-SHIP issues are for saving, re-reading, and re-imagining, and often cause readers to share, network and re-group. It is the publication’s frequency that requires a change. This will be the last week we will be sending a newsletter every day. Beginning July 11th, the newsletter will be released three times/week and only on weekdays – therefore Monday, Wednesday and Friday email deliveries. No additional changes will be made to the Leader-SHIP at this time. I must admit news gathering has been helpful to me as it has allotted me time to be more reflective, and it has challenged me to think about my contributions and my commitment to the industry. I hope you have found past newsletter issues helpful, engaging or comforting to you. If you would like to send me articles to include in the Leader-SHIP that might be helpful to our readership at large, please don’t stop sending in those media articles!  Gus

 

Rival Cruise Lines Create Panel to Advise for the Covid-19 Era

“Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd., two long-time rivals in the cruise business, have joined forces to study ways to make ships safer and win back customers after the coronavirus shut them down in March.  The companies asked former Utah governor Mike Leavitt and Scott Gottlieb, ex-commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, to serve as co-chairs of an 11-member group called the “Healthy Sail Panel.” The group, whose work is paid for by the lines, includes physicians and other health-care professionals, as well as representatives from the two companies. The panel has already been meeting for a month. Recommendations, which will not be binding, should be out by the end of August, the companies said in a statement.  Cruise ships were the site of a number of Covid-19 outbreaks and the industry has had to wrestle with issues including where they let passengers disembark and how to get crew members home. Cruise lines also face several lawsuits over their handling of the pandemic. They are expected to resume sailing in September, although that date has already been pushed back.” 

Read more

 

Cruise Experiences You Could Pay More for In the Future

“It’s safe to say that when cruising resumes, the industry will be looking for ways in which to make up for some of the revenue they’ve lost during the shutdown. One way they might do so? By charging more for something people already have proved willing to pay extra for: a little privacy.” 

Read more

 

EU may force over-65s to 'get a doctor's note' before they're allowed on cruise ships

“New EU rules may force over 65-year-olds to get permission from their GP before they're allowed to go on a cruise, it has emerged. Passengers in older age groups are a huge customer base for cruise lines with many trips targeted at older couples, individuals and families. However, new EU documents seem to suggest older travelers may need a doctor's note to travel in future. To prepare for the cruise industry to get up and running the European Union has released a document full of measures to take to increase safety.” 

Read more….

 

New EU Cruise Guidelines Suggest Masks, Avoid Buffets, More

“An agency advising European cruise lines on protocols they should consider putting into place might offer a glimpse into what we can expect when the Centers for Disease Control weighs in on American ships. Among the suggestions made by Health Gateways are masks in many public spaces, cabins in which to isolate up to 5% of passengers and “one bather per [13 feet]” in pools.  The 49-page document is titled “Interim Response for Restarting Cruise Ship Operations After Lifting Restrictive Measures” and goes into more detail than any previously-released program has.  It is important to note, yet again, that these are only suggestions, and that these were made with regards to ships sailing in European waters. The entirety of the recommendations (which can be read here) is not an indication of what may eventually be decided by the Centers For Disease Control and cruise lines. Although it’s also worth noting that among those listed as having provided “input” on the recommendations are reps from Carnival Cruise Lines, Viking Cruises, MSC Cruises, and Royal Caribbean Cruises Limited.” 

Read more

 

New Cruise Ship Documentary Reveals What Life Was Like on Board Quarantined Ships

“There’s no denying it, cruise has been one of the worst-hit industries during the coronavirus pandemic.

Highlighting the plight of our beloved mode of travel, a documentary going behind the scenes of coronavirus and cruise will air on television later this week. The documentary, Billion Pound Cruises, will air on ITV on Thursday 2 July, detailing the events that led up to the suspension of all major cruise lines.

According to ITV, the documentary will “explore the role of cruise ships in the spread of the virus, and ask if the well-being of passengers and crew was always put first”. 

Read more

 

First Large Ocean Cruise Line Returns to Service in Asia

“Most of the world’s cruise lines have still suspended operations due to coronavirus, but that hasn’t stopped one cruise line from returning to service this month. Helping guide the cruise industry into the new normal, Dream Cruises will be the first cruise line in Asia to return to the seas, restarting its services again on 26 July. Explorer Dream, the line’s 3,000-passenger vessel, will depart from Taiwan on two- and three-night domestic island-hopping cruises from this month, stopping off at Peng Hu, Matsu and Kinmen.” 

Read more…

 

Cruise line industry aims for September restart

“Royal Caribbean (NYSE:RCL) plans to start sailing again on September 16 assuming that it has the clearance of health authorities. The company's timetable to restart cruises is two weeks ahead of the September 30 date set by Carnival (NYSE:CCL) and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NYSE:NCLH). The cruise line industry has been largely closed down since March. In premarket action, Royal Caribbean is up 2.20% and Carnival is 2.52% higher. Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings is showing a 2.44% early gain. For the year, Royal has fallen off less than its two rivals.” 

Read more

 

Changes Cruise Lines Could Make Post-Covid 19

“A number of cruise lines have already detailed what new health protocols we can expect to see onboard, while others are still in the discussion stage. Some common themes have emerged, including mask wearing in public spaces; temperature checks, ending self-serve buffets and social distancing. With Cruise Critic members posting many of their own ideas for post-COVID-19 cruising in the forums, we took a look at what changes they'd like to see -- if any -- before they get onboard.” 

Read more

 

Looks Like a Sad Ending for the Pullmantur Cruise Ships

“Looks like a sad ending for the Royal Caribbean-owned Pullmantur cruise ships as they are set to be scrapped.  It’s looking likely that the Pullmantur cruise ships are to be scrapped, a sad ending to a long history for the vessels. The Spanish cruise line, which is partly owned by Royal Caribbean, filed for reorganization in Spain, which is a form of bankruptcy under local laws. Since then, there have been questions about what will happen to the three cruise ships the Spanish line had operated.” 

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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Issue #

134

|

Volume

8

July 8, 2020

In this Issue

Here are some of the news articles we are following:

  • Response from Our Survey…  We received your message
  • Rival Cruise Lines Create Panel to Advise for the Covid-19 Era
  • Cruise Experiences You Could Pay More for In the Future
  • EU may force over-65s to 'get a doctor's note' before they're allowed on cruise ships
  • New EU Cruise Guidelines Suggest Masks, Avoid Buffets, More
  • New Cruise Ship Documentary Reveals What Life Was Like on Board Quarantined Ships
  • First Large Ocean Cruise Line Returns to Service in Asia
  • Cruise line industry aims for September restart
  • Changes Cruise Lines Could Make Post-Covid 19
  • Looks Like a Sad Ending for the Pullmantur Cruise Ships

Cover Image by:

Response from Our Survey…  We received your message

Thank you for your subscription to Leader-SHIP. Your feedback from the newsletter’s recent survey struck a responsive chord. We heard from you that our news-gathering approach absolutely belongs in our paradigm-shifting, technology-focused world. Several of you expressed that the focus on public health combined with other cruise industry stories correctly reflect ‘re-opening’ challenges, world-wide. Furthermore, Leader-SHIP issues are for saving, re-reading, and re-imagining, and often cause readers to share, network and re-group. It is the publication’s frequency that requires a change. This will be the last week we will be sending a newsletter every day. Beginning July 11th, the newsletter will be released three times/week and only on weekdays – therefore Monday, Wednesday and Friday email deliveries. No additional changes will be made to the Leader-SHIP at this time. I must admit news gathering has been helpful to me as it has allotted me time to be more reflective, and it has challenged me to think about my contributions and my commitment to the industry. I hope you have found past newsletter issues helpful, engaging or comforting to you. If you would like to send me articles to include in the Leader-SHIP that might be helpful to our readership at large, please don’t stop sending in those media articles!  Gus

 

Rival Cruise Lines Create Panel to Advise for the Covid-19 Era

“Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd., two long-time rivals in the cruise business, have joined forces to study ways to make ships safer and win back customers after the coronavirus shut them down in March.  The companies asked former Utah governor Mike Leavitt and Scott Gottlieb, ex-commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, to serve as co-chairs of an 11-member group called the “Healthy Sail Panel.” The group, whose work is paid for by the lines, includes physicians and other health-care professionals, as well as representatives from the two companies. The panel has already been meeting for a month. Recommendations, which will not be binding, should be out by the end of August, the companies said in a statement.  Cruise ships were the site of a number of Covid-19 outbreaks and the industry has had to wrestle with issues including where they let passengers disembark and how to get crew members home. Cruise lines also face several lawsuits over their handling of the pandemic. They are expected to resume sailing in September, although that date has already been pushed back.” 

Read more

 

Cruise Experiences You Could Pay More for In the Future

“It’s safe to say that when cruising resumes, the industry will be looking for ways in which to make up for some of the revenue they’ve lost during the shutdown. One way they might do so? By charging more for something people already have proved willing to pay extra for: a little privacy.” 

Read more

 

EU may force over-65s to 'get a doctor's note' before they're allowed on cruise ships

“New EU rules may force over 65-year-olds to get permission from their GP before they're allowed to go on a cruise, it has emerged. Passengers in older age groups are a huge customer base for cruise lines with many trips targeted at older couples, individuals and families. However, new EU documents seem to suggest older travelers may need a doctor's note to travel in future. To prepare for the cruise industry to get up and running the European Union has released a document full of measures to take to increase safety.” 

Read more….

 

New EU Cruise Guidelines Suggest Masks, Avoid Buffets, More

“An agency advising European cruise lines on protocols they should consider putting into place might offer a glimpse into what we can expect when the Centers for Disease Control weighs in on American ships. Among the suggestions made by Health Gateways are masks in many public spaces, cabins in which to isolate up to 5% of passengers and “one bather per [13 feet]” in pools.  The 49-page document is titled “Interim Response for Restarting Cruise Ship Operations After Lifting Restrictive Measures” and goes into more detail than any previously-released program has.  It is important to note, yet again, that these are only suggestions, and that these were made with regards to ships sailing in European waters. The entirety of the recommendations (which can be read here) is not an indication of what may eventually be decided by the Centers For Disease Control and cruise lines. Although it’s also worth noting that among those listed as having provided “input” on the recommendations are reps from Carnival Cruise Lines, Viking Cruises, MSC Cruises, and Royal Caribbean Cruises Limited.” 

Read more

 

New Cruise Ship Documentary Reveals What Life Was Like on Board Quarantined Ships

“There’s no denying it, cruise has been one of the worst-hit industries during the coronavirus pandemic.

Highlighting the plight of our beloved mode of travel, a documentary going behind the scenes of coronavirus and cruise will air on television later this week. The documentary, Billion Pound Cruises, will air on ITV on Thursday 2 July, detailing the events that led up to the suspension of all major cruise lines.

According to ITV, the documentary will “explore the role of cruise ships in the spread of the virus, and ask if the well-being of passengers and crew was always put first”. 

Read more

 

First Large Ocean Cruise Line Returns to Service in Asia

“Most of the world’s cruise lines have still suspended operations due to coronavirus, but that hasn’t stopped one cruise line from returning to service this month. Helping guide the cruise industry into the new normal, Dream Cruises will be the first cruise line in Asia to return to the seas, restarting its services again on 26 July. Explorer Dream, the line’s 3,000-passenger vessel, will depart from Taiwan on two- and three-night domestic island-hopping cruises from this month, stopping off at Peng Hu, Matsu and Kinmen.” 

Read more…

 

Cruise line industry aims for September restart

“Royal Caribbean (NYSE:RCL) plans to start sailing again on September 16 assuming that it has the clearance of health authorities. The company's timetable to restart cruises is two weeks ahead of the September 30 date set by Carnival (NYSE:CCL) and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NYSE:NCLH). The cruise line industry has been largely closed down since March. In premarket action, Royal Caribbean is up 2.20% and Carnival is 2.52% higher. Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings is showing a 2.44% early gain. For the year, Royal has fallen off less than its two rivals.” 

Read more

 

Changes Cruise Lines Could Make Post-Covid 19

“A number of cruise lines have already detailed what new health protocols we can expect to see onboard, while others are still in the discussion stage. Some common themes have emerged, including mask wearing in public spaces; temperature checks, ending self-serve buffets and social distancing. With Cruise Critic members posting many of their own ideas for post-COVID-19 cruising in the forums, we took a look at what changes they'd like to see -- if any -- before they get onboard.” 

Read more

 

Looks Like a Sad Ending for the Pullmantur Cruise Ships

“Looks like a sad ending for the Royal Caribbean-owned Pullmantur cruise ships as they are set to be scrapped.  It’s looking likely that the Pullmantur cruise ships are to be scrapped, a sad ending to a long history for the vessels. The Spanish cruise line, which is partly owned by Royal Caribbean, filed for reorganization in Spain, which is a form of bankruptcy under local laws. Since then, there have been questions about what will happen to the three cruise ships the Spanish line had operated.” 

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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