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Why cruising will come back better than ever, “when the time is right”: Lee

Cruise lines are right up there with airlines when it comes to industry sectors hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic. And that’s saying something, considering that damage the pandemic and its travel restrictions have inflicted on the entire industry, retailers and suppliers alike.
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“It will absolutely survive”: Cruising’s future promising, forward bookings up

The US$45 billion cruising industry was among the first to be hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. 
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When will cruise lines return to service? Here are all the latest updates

Many cruise lines first set their sights on April 11 for a return to the seas. That could change as the world’s response to the coronavirus pandemic evolves.
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Why I use a travel agent: One vacationer’s ‘tale of two cruises’

I love to travel and do so frequently for business and for pleasure. But I didn’t think I was a ‘cruiser’ because I love the road less travelled.
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Carnival will pay $20m over pollution from its cruise ships

Carnival Corp. reached a settlement Monday with federal prosecutors in which the world's largest cruise line agreed to pay a $20 million penalty because its ships continued to pollute the oceans despite a previous criminal conviction aimed at curbing similar conduct.
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Sunwing’s 2019/2020 Cruise Brochure out now with savings of up to $200 per couple

Hot off the press is Sunwing’s new 2019/2020 Cruise Brochure, available now at travel agencies across Canada and online at sunwing.ca.
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Has it been 10 years already? Oasis of the Seas gets ready for US$165 million ‘amplification’

The legendary Oasis of the Seas will mark its 10-year anniversary with a multi-million upgrade that includes new dining concepts and the ‘Perfect Storm’ trio of waterslides along with the Ultimate Abyss – the tallest slide at sea.
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An EZ way to pay with Holland America Line

Holland America Line has launched a new EZpay payment option that allows guests to pay off their cruise at their own pace and with more flexibility.
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‘Suite’ new images and a call-out for agent bookings from Virgin Voyages, setting sail in 2020

Virgin Voyages’ VP of Sales and Business Development is encouraging all agents to register for FirstMates.com, the cruise line’s new dedicated online platform for travel agents.
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First Sunwing guests arrive in Cancun and Montego Bay
A. Sunwing (sent) B. Belize delays reopening C. NCLH Q2 results (sent) D. Intrepid 1. U.S. Department of State (already posted) 2. Emirates (sent) 3. Brussels Airlines (sent yesterday)
Sunwing has welcomed back its first customers since the early days of the pandemic in March, with guests arriving in...
Belize delays airport reopening, unveils mandatory health app for entry
Belize delays airport reopening, unveils mandatory health app for entry
Belize has delayed the reopening of its Philip Goldson International Airport (PGIA) due to a spike in COVID-19 cases.
NCLH burning through US$160 million a month amid pandemic
NCLH burning through US$160 million a month amid pandemic
NCL parent company Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings says its cash burn rate is US$160 million per month as it waits out...
Intrepid is back on tour with first post-pandemic departure
Intrepid is back on tour with first post-pandemic departure
Intrepid Travel kicked off its first departure post-pandemic yesterday, with a group of six travellers heading out from...
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