Friday April 3, 2020
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More Carnival cancellations and update for HAL’s Zaandam, Rotterdam

Carnival has extended its suspension of operations through May 11, cancelling all sailings on all ships through and including that date. Carnival’s announcement follows similar moves made in recent days by NCL, Holland America, MSC, Seabourn, Cunard and more.
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SUPPLIER COVID-19 UPDATES: Airlines, cruise lines, hotels and tour ops

Travel advisories from governments in Canada, the U.S. and countries around the world warning against non-essential travel amid the coronavirus pandemic set off a domino effect of operations suspensions for seemingly every supplier in the travel industry.
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U.S. Coast Guard says stranded cruise ships must stay at sea “indefinitely”

Dozens of cruise ships are still stranded at sea as entry restrictions tighten with border closures and diminishing healthcare resources amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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Crystal launches virtual cruise experience

Crystal is bringing its signature cruise experience to couches around the world with the launch of Crystal@Home: A Virtual Cruise Experience.
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Travelweek launches new video series, revamps agent Facebook group

A new video series has been launched by Travelweek to unite the travel industry during these unprecedented times.
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Holland America CEO speaks out as Zaandam, Rotterdam still stranded

Holland America Line President Orlando Ashford says the stranding of the Zaandam and the Rotterdam is a humanitarian crisis and is calling on government officials to do the right thing and permit the ships to dock.
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Norwegian is the latest cruise line to extend suspensions

Following yesterday’s news that Holland America, MSC, Seabourn and Cunard have all extended their suspensions of operations, Norwegian Cruise Line has followed suit with similar news that affects its various brands.
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Royal Caribbean Group extends cancellation policy through Sept. 1

To provide customers with peace of mind amid the COVID-19 crisis, Royal Caribbean Group is extending its Cruise with Confidence cancellation policy through Sept. 1, 2020.
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Holland America, MSC, Seabourn, Cunard extend suspensions

Three cruise lines have announced an extension of their voluntary suspension periods due to COVID-19.
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AmaWaterways to host webinar on COVID-19 best practices

AmaWaterways is inviting travel agents to register for a webinar about best practices during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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