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Carnival Cruise Line releases additional plans on fleet deployment

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 25, 2021 22:58

Carnival Cruise Line is adapting its plans as circumstances evolve and is able to confirm alternatives, Read More

Carnival Cruise Line announces additional cruise cancellations

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 23, 2021 19:04

Carnival's guests and travel agents are being notified directly of the cancellations and their option Read More

Pacific Princess is leaving Princess Cruises fleet

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 21, 2021 22:50

Pacific Princess sailed more than 1.6 Million nautical miles, 11 World Cruises and offered distinctive itineraries to sought-after destinations all over the world Read More

Tourism will flourish: thanks to forgetfulness

Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- January 16, 2021 02:36

Is the ability to forget the key to bringing back tourism? It is no secret that crises can severely affect travelers perception of whether a destination is worthy of a ... Read More

Holland America Line opens bookings for Europe 2022 cruises

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 15, 2021 15:41

Four Holland America Line's ships span Europe on itineraries ranging from seven to 21 days Read More

Park West Gallery names new Director, Shipboard Operations

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 9, 2021 18:59

Mandi Romine will manage Park West's partnerships within the cruise line industry and oversee operations, compliance, and more Read More

Carnival Cruises cancels all US operations through March 31, 2021

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 6, 2021 22:18

Carnival Cruise Line notifies guests of cruise cancellations, offers future cruise credit or full refund Read More

Princess Cruises extends operations pause through May 14, 2021

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 6, 2021 21:39

Princess Cruises extending the pause of guest cruise vacations on ships sailing through mid-May Read More

Holland America Line extends pause in cruise operations

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 6, 2021 18:57

Holland America Line announced the extension its pause of cruise operations for Alaska, Mexican Riviera, Pacific Coast, Caribbean, Mediterranean and Canada/New England departures through April 30, 2021. Read More

Tourism and Pandemics: Do They Coexist?

Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- January 6, 2021 04:09

What makes COVID-19 different from previous diseases in the speed and reach of the virus and the extent of the contagion beyond the traveler to the destination? Tourism is about ... Read More

P&O Cruises Australia extends New Zealand operations pause

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 5, 2021 23:53

P&O Cruises Australia is extending its rolling pause in operations in New Zealand to departures on and before 25 April, 2021 as the cruise line and the wider industry continue ... Read More

2020 Gay Travel Awards winners revealed!

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 29, 2020 15:59

The 2020 Gay Travel Awards announced the winners today.  In its fifth year, the Gay Travel Awards mission is to recognize and reward select accommodations, destinations, and transportation companies worldwide. These ... Read More

Viking marks float out of first expedition ship

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 24, 2020 15:24

Viking today announced its first expedition ship – the 378-guest Viking Octantis – was "floated out," marking a major construction milestone and the first time that the new ship touches ... Read More

Royal Caribbean Group announces new appointment to its Board of Directors

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 24, 2020 15:06

Royal Caribbean Group today announced the appointment of Amy C. McPherson, former president and managing director of Europe for Marriott International, to its Board of Directors. Her appointment was effective as ... Read More

Vaccine politics and tourism

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 17, 2020 22:31

Tourism before the pandemic Over the past several decades, tourism has experienced continuous growth and diversification to become one of the fastest growing economic sectors in the world (UNWTO, 2019).  ... Read More

Xisha Islands cruises resume in South China Sea

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 9, 2020 22:57

The Nanhai Dream cruise ship with over 280 passengers on board left Hainan's Sanya today, marking the resumption of the Xisha Islands cruises. The South China Sea have been suspended ... Read More

Jamaica Tourism Minister to Chair Airline and Cruise Recovery Group

editor editor- December 9, 2020 02:16

Jamaica Tourism Minister, the Honorable Edmund Bartlett, will chair the Working Group on Accelerating the Recovery of the Airline and Cruise Industries in the Post Pandemic Stage of the Organization ... Read More

Qatar Airways’ Discover Qatar launches first cruise

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 7, 2020 23:36

Discover Qatar, the destination management subsidiary of Qatar Airways, has announced the launch of its very first expedition cruise series, which will offer guests an awe-inspiring experience while travelling in ... Read More

CruiseTrends report: Cruising in December 2020

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 4, 2020 19:03

CruiseTrends report for the month of December 2020 was released today. This report details a picture of trends in consumer behavior for cruise ship travel for December 2020. The CruiseTrends report ... Read More

Hurtigruten Norway announces new CEO

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 4, 2020 18:11

Hurtigruten Group has appointed Hedda Felin CEO of Hurtigruten Norway, where she will take the helm of Hurtigruten’s iconic coastal Norway operations. Hedda is a highly respected executive, a true ... Read More

Carnival Cruise Line updates guests on itinerary cancellations

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 3, 2020 23:08

Carnival Cruise Line is informing guests and travel agents that it has cancelled select itineraries for specific operations in 2021, as it implements its plans for the resumption of cruising ... Read More

Live From Broadway: Norwegian Cruise Line reunites Broadway stars for EMBARK NCL Spotlight episode

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 3, 2020 21:52

Norwegian Cruise Line showcases its continued commitment to the performing arts community with its  second "EMBARK NCL Spotlight" episode, "Live From Broadway," following the highly successful debut of its first ... Read More

Cruise industry to lose $19.6 billion in revenue due to COVID-19

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 24, 2020 22:06

Not many industries have been hit by the coronavirus outbreak as the cruise industry. Cruise line revenues practically disappeared since the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March, with all of the ... Read More

Cruise Confidence Survey: 87% of US travelers open to cruising

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 16, 2020 22:54

The results of the latest US cruise customer survey were announced today. The new poll of 3,602 US respondents reveals that the vast majority of cruisers do intend on hitting ... Read More

Truth or Dare in Travel and Tourism: Trust – the Final Frontier

Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- November 16, 2020 21:23

Lies are like candies in a candy store, they come in various colors and sizes and offer different experiences. Some lies are motivated by money and greed, other lies are ... Read More

Seychelles Updates Travel Conditions

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- November 13, 2020 20:52

Seychelles updates travel conditions providing guidelines for entry into the country which are in force as of November 12, 2020 and will be reviewed periodically. Currently, visitors are permitted to ... Read More

Truth or Dare in Travel and Tourism

Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- November 13, 2020 03:03

Lies are like candies in a candy store - they come in various colors and sizes and offer different experiences. Some lies are motivated by money and greed, other lies ... Read More

Carnival and Royal Caribbean lose $4.1 billion in Q3

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 11, 2020 15:46

According to its Q3 2020 earnings report, Carnival Corporation suffered a $2.9 billion loss during the period. Its revenue dropped from $6.53 billion in Q3 2019 to $31 million, a ... Read More

Grenada preparing for gradual reopening of cruise industry in 2021

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 9, 2020 22:46

The Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA) is continuing to implement key strategic cruise business actions in preparation for the safe and gradual resumption of the industry. One of these actions is ... Read More

UNWTO and IMO call for safe resumption of cruise ship operations

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 5, 2020 15:08

In a joint statement issued today, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) highlight the importance of the cruise sector for the world economy. According to industry data, the cruise ... Read More

St. Kitts and Nevis: New Travel Requirements

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- November 5, 2020 01:35

St. Kitts and Nevis is now officially welcoming visitors to its shores. Today, Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris, Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis announced that St. Kitts and ... Read More

Carnival Corporation’s North American brands extend pause in cruise operations

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 3, 2020 23:12

Carnival Corporation & plc today announced that its North American cruise line brands will extend their existing pause in operations, suspending cruise voyages between Dec. 1 and Dec. 31, 2020. "Our highest ... Read More

Most popular cruise lines for November 2020 named

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 2, 2020 18:44

CruiseTrends report for the month of November 2020 was released today. The report details a picture of trends in consumer behavior for cruise ship travel for November 2020. The report provides information ... Read More

Jamaica Tourism Sees Cruise Ships on the Recovering Horizon

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- October 31, 2020 03:45

Buoyed by the success of the resilient corridor in safeguarding Jamaica’s tourism against the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), discussions have begun regarding the return of cruise ships to the port of ... Read More