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.
In another frustrating setback for the cruise industry, a case of COVID-19 has dashed the first post-pandemic Alaska sailing for UnCruise Adventures, and prompted the cancellation of the rest of the line’s 2020 Alaska season, just three days after restarting operations.
Windstar Cruises has gone digital with its new 2021/2022 Voyage Collection brochure featuring brand new itineraries in California and Baja’s Sea of Cortez, as well as fresh options in the South Pacific and the Black Sea.
AmaWaterways says it hopes to see North American passengers on its ships by the end of this year, but for now it’s primarily Germans with smattering of Dutch, Belgian and Swiss passengers sailing on the AmaKristina, the river cruise line’s first vessel to set sail post-COVID-19.
As a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Playa Hotels & Resorts has expanded existing guest safety procedures and developed new safety protocols for their entire portfolio of all-inclusive resorts based on guidance from global healthcare professionals, existing partnerships with Hyatt and Hilton and elevated guest expectations.