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Current status of cruise brand operations
« on: April 18, 2020, 03:25:11 PM »
"Here’s a look at the current status of operations at more than three dozen river, ocean and expedition cruise brands that market to North Americans:

Adventure Canada has canceled all 2020 departures.

AmaWaterways has canceled all sailings through May 31.

American Cruise Lines has canceled all sailings through May 17.

American Queen Steamboat Company has canceled all sailings through May 16.

Avalon Waterways has canceled all sailings through June 30.

Azamara has canceled all sailings through June 11.

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line has canceled all sailings through May 6.

Carnival Cruise Line has canceled all sailings through June 26. Sailings on some ships have been canceled into the fall.

Celebrity Cruises has canceled all sailings through June 11. Sailings in Alaska have been canceled through the end of June.

Celestyal Cruises has canceled all sailings through June 28.

Costa Cruises has canceled all sailings through May 30.

Cunard Line has canceled all sailings through May 15.

Crystal Cruises has canceled all sailings through the end of May. The line also has delayed to debut of its new expedition ship, Crystal Endeavor, until Nov. 14.

Disney Cruise Line has canceled all sailings through May 17. The line also has canceled all Alaska sailings through the end of June.

Emerald Waterways has canceled all sailings through June 30.

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises has canceled sailings into May with ships scheduled to resume service at varying dates. The current plan is for Europa and Europa 2 to resume sailing on May 9 and May 13, respectively. Hanseatic Inspiration, Bremen and Hanseatic Nature are scheduled to return to service of May 18, May 23 and May 30, respectively.

Holland America has canceled all sailings worldwide through June 30. The line also has canceled all Alaska sailings for 2020 on Maasdam, Noordam, Oosterdam, Volendam and Westerdam.

Hurtigruten has canceled its international expedition sailings through May 12. The line has canceled its coastal sailings in Norway through May 20. In addition, cruises in Alaska have been canceled through July 1.

MSC Cruises has canceled all sailings through May 29.

Norwegian Cruise Line has canceled all sailings through May 14. Voyages on Norwegian Sun have been canceled through Oct. 18.

Oceania Cruises has canceled all sailings through May 10.

Paul Gauguin Cruises has canceled all sailings through May 7.

Ponant has suspended operations until further notice.

Princess Cruises has canceled all sailings worldwide through June 30. The line also has canceled all Alaska sailings for 2020 on Coral Princess, Grand Princess, Pacific Princess, Royal Princess, Star Princess and Golden Princess. Sailings on Enchanted Princess have been canceled through July 31. Sailings on Diamond Princess and Sun Princess have been canceled through Aug. 4 and Sept. 4, respectively.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises has canceled all sailings through May 14.

Royal Caribbean has canceled all sailings through June 11.

Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours has canceled all sailings through June 30.

Seabourn has canceled all sailings through June 30.

SeaDream Yacht Club has canceled all sailings through May 7.

Silversea has canceled all sailings through mid-May. The line’s ships now are scheduled to resume service on various dates between May 13 and July 2.

Tauck has canceled all sailings through May 15.

UnCruise Adventures has canceled departures in April and a handful of early May sailings.

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection has canceled all European sailings through April 23. The river cruise specialist has canceled Egypt sailings through May 1.

Victory Cruise Lines has canceled all sailings through May 16.

Viking has canceled all sailings through the end of June.

Virgin Voyages has postponed its inaugural voyage until Aug. 7.

Windstar Cruises has canceled all sailings through May 21."

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Re: Current status of cruise brand operations
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2020, 02:13:41 AM »
Thanks. That provides quite a sampling of cruise ship to keep an eye on after they begin cruising later this year just to see if that nasty virus pops up once again.

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Re: Current status of cruise brand operations
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2020, 06:48:33 PM »
Thanks. That provides quite a sampling of cruise ship to keep an eye on after they begin cruising later this year just to see if that nasty virus pops up once again.

As mass testing becomes widespread there 'might' be an opportunity for prescreened PAX cruises. Just saying!

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« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2020, 10:52:44 AM »
Thanks. That provides quite a sampling of cruise ship to keep an eye on after they begin cruising later this year just to see if that nasty virus pops up once again.

As mass testing becomes widespread there 'might' be an opportunity for prescreened PAX cruises. Just saying!
I'll be watching very closely.

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Re: Current status of cruise brand operations
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2020, 06:57:16 AM »
It will be interesting and what the government demands of the cruise line for testing of everything

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Re: Current status of cruise brand operations
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2020, 07:05:17 AM »
I'm guessing the temperature taking when boarding, possibly a tighter control on serving food in the buffet.
How much good it will do is questionable since crowding is next to impossible to enforce....like sitting next to someone in the DR and lounges.
You though a table for 2 was hard to get last year......just wait.  ::)

Unless they find a vaccine for this virus I'm thinking cruising will be put off by most people for quite a while.

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Re: Current status of cruise brand operations
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2020, 04:03:58 PM »
I'm guessing the temperature taking when boarding, possibly a tighter control on serving food in the buffet.
How much good it will do is questionable since crowding is next to impossible to enforce....like sitting next to someone in the DR and lounges.
You though a table for 2 was hard to get last year......just wait.  ::)

Unless they find a vaccine for this virus I'm thinking cruising will be put off by most people for quite a while.

Another quick test thats gaining some attention is the 'pulseox' (fingertip test).
Its believed to indicate respiratory problems (Covid pneumonia) far in advance of
actual symptomatic respiratory distress.
(Dr Richard Levitan article in the NYT (https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/20/opinion/coronavirus-testing-pneumonia.html))

They will get more testing done, and they will get better at it.
Vaccines will likely be 12-18 months, given the verification and testing protocols.

On another note, they didnt find any evidence of transmission via the ventilation system, as there were no
clusters of Covid positive PAX based on cabin location.

We, as they say, will wait and see.

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Re: Current status of cruise brand operations
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2020, 08:02:11 PM »
Thanks. That provides quite a sampling of cruise ship to keep an eye on after they begin cruising later this year just to see if that nasty virus pops up once again.

As mass testing becomes widespread there 'might' be an opportunity for prescreened PAX cruises. Just saying!
I'll be watching very closely.

And in my continuing need to flood the days, I'm reading about trials of PiCoVacc. Let you know if it isn't all BS.

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Re: Current status of cruise brand operations
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2020, 10:25:51 AM »
It will be interesting and what the government demands of the cruise line for testing of everything
Unfortunately, additional demands won't happen unless the cruising public stays away from travelling. If there is a market metric for using higher testing standards, it will happen only if failing to do so impacts bookings.
Many people will be sitting on the fence, staring at booking offers, just too gun shy to actually book, until there is some believable assurance that participation in the latest mass communicable outbreak isn't included with their fare.
There is pent up demand for cruising that can be found if the public actually believes cruising can be safe.
Governments shouldn't have to be at the forefront of these changes.
A little initiative from the cruise industry itself could go a long way toward restoring the product value, which has now been decimated.
The Princess brand has the steepest hill to climb.

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Re: Current status of cruise brand operations
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2020, 12:10:08 PM »
Even a terrific offer for a cruise in 2021 doesn't seem that attractive right now....and none of the cruise lines can afford to even allow that right now with their recent episodes.
It should be interesting to see what happens shortly.

My prediction is that many of the ships will sail partially filled- just to get the public accustomed to the idea of cruising beginning once again.

Any takers for a trip this fall?  ::)

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« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2020, 10:32:51 PM »
It should be interesting to see what happens shortly.

My prediction is that many of the ships will sail partially filled- just to get the public accustomed to the idea of cruising beginning once again.
Yep, that and it'll be like a shakedown cruise for the crew. Upgrades will be utopian.
As for a trip THIS fall, um..... nope. Not from an April perspective anyway.