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For Stranded Cruise Line Workers, a Heavy Toll
For Stranded Cruise Line
Workers, a Heavy Toll
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For Stranded Cruise Line Workers, a Heavy Toll

Bloomberg reports on at least 6 suspected suicides amid the pandemic

(Newser) - Lots of people can relate these days to the misfortune of being stuck at home and unable to move around much because of the pandemic. But a story at Bloomberg takes a look at a small group of people for whom the issue is especially pronounced: Workers on cruise ships....

So About the COVID Scare on That Cruise Ship...

Elderly man actually didn't have the virus, officials now say of false alarm off Singapore

(Newser) - That "cruise to nowhere" off of Singapore could have stayed out in nowhere for a little longer after all. Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas returned to port on Wednesday, a day earlier than the pleasure cruise was expected to, after an elderly man on board reportedly tested...

This Is Not the 2am Wakeup Call You Want on a Cruise Ship

Passengers on Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas are stuck in Singapore port after COVID case

(Newser) - Passengers on a Royal Caribbean "cruise to nowhere" really can't go anywhere—they're not even allowed to leave their rooms after a fellow shipmate tested positive for COVID-19, the Straits Times reports. In a Wednesday statement, Singapore Tourism Board rep Annie Chang says the 83-year-old Singaporean man...

Cruise Industry Details Pandemic's Tolls

Suspension of sailings has had 'a devastating impact on the economy'

(Newser) - Few industries have been as thoroughly devastated by the pandemic as the cruise industry, which suspended voyages from the US in March and won't resume them until next year. Bari Golin-Blaugrund, an exec at the Cruise Lines International Association industry group, tells USA Today that COVID-19 has had "...

First Caribbean Cruise Since March Does Not Go Well

10% of passengers have tested positive, according to a reporter on the ship

(Newser) - Precautions were taken. And still some 10% of guests aboard the first cruise to the Caribbean since March have tested positive for coronavirus, according to a reporter on the ship. SeaDream Yacht Club's SeaDream 1 set out for a seven-night cruise to St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Grenada...

Grandfather Pleads Guilty in Toddler's Cruise Ship Death

'Sam' Anello was charged with recklessly causing fatal fall of Chloe Wiegand

(Newser) - A criminal case against a grandfather charged in the fatal plunge of his young granddaughter on a cruise ship is over. Salvatore "Sam" Anello of Indiana has pleaded guilty to negligent homicide in the death last year of 18-month-old Chloe Wiegand, reports NBC News . The plea means he will...

First Came Flights to Nowhere. Now, This

Two cruise lines offering round trips out of Singapore starting next month

(Newser) - The "flight to nowhere" being offered by Australia's Qantas airline amid the pandemic sold out in a flash . And the cruise industry has apparently taken notice. Singapore has given the OK for two cruise lines to depart from one of its ports and return to the same port...

Report: White House to Ignore CDC on Cruise Ships

Sources say no-sail order will be lifted Oct. 31

(Newser) - Cruise ships are going to start sailing again on the timeline favored by the cruise industry, not the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, insiders say. Sources tell Axios and the New York Times that CDC chief Dr. Robert Redfield was overruled at a coronavirus task force meeting this week...

For One Cruise Line, Things Are Looking ...Good?

Or better, at least, for Royal Caribbean

(Newser) - Eager to hop aboard a cruise ship amid the coronavirus pandemic? You may not be, but apparently quite a few people are. Royal Caribbean reported Monday that there have been a "remarkable" number of bookings for its cruises sailing next year, citing "pent-up demand" from people stuck at...

Cruise Line's Restart Ends Quickly
Cruise Line's Restart
Ends Quickly

Cruise Line's Restart Ends Quickly

Norway's Hurtigruten shuts down again after outbreak, apologizes

(Newser) - A cruise line's attempt to resume operations amid the pandemic is at least temporarily on hold because of a COVID-19 outbreak . Norway's Hurtigruten suspended operations Monday after at least 40 staff and crew from one of its ships tested positive, with hundreds more potentially exposed and awaiting test...

All the Passengers Got Off. Then Came the COVID-19 Tests

The MS Roald Amundsen has its problems

(Newser) - Bad news for a Norwegian cruise ship: After wrapping up a voyage Friday, it tested the crew for the coronavirus and found 36 positives. Meanwhile, all the passengers had already left. Now the MS Roald Amundsen is docked at the Norwegian city of Tromso with 154 of the original 158...

Cruise Ship Sails Amid Pandemic
What Virus? This
Cruise Ship Sails

What Virus? This Cruise Ship Sails

'My Ship 2' sets sail from Germany

(Newser) - A German cruise ship is gingerly testing the water amid the coronavirus pandemic, setting sail for the first time since the industry was shut down months ago and using strict precautions to keep passengers and crew as safe as possible, the AP reports. The TUI cruise ship "Mein Schiff...

Feds Extend Cruise Ban Until October
CDC Has Bad News
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CDC Has Bad News for Cruise Lines

Ban on cruises extended until the end of September

(Newser) - Federal health officials are extending the US ban on cruise ships through the end of September as coronavirus infections rise in most US states, including Florida. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday that it was extending a no-sail order that had been scheduled to expire July 24,...

Workers Trapped on Cruise Ships: 'We Want to Go Home'

Tens of thousands of crew members are floating in waters around the world as pandemic rages on

(Newser) - Carolina Vasquez lost track of days and nights, unable to see the sunlight while stuck for two weeks in a windowless cruise ship cabin as a fever took hold of her body. On the worst night of her encounter with COVID-19, the Chilean woman, a line cook on the Greg...

Brave Enough for a Cruise? Carnival Has You Covered

Some cruises will depart from Texas and Florida in August, regulations permitting

(Newser) - If you're bold enough to want to take a cruise this summer, you may be able to via Carnival Cruise Line. NBC News reports that on Monday the company announced that select North American cruises would go back online beginning Aug. 1, with eight ships leaving ports in Miami...

Cruise Ships' Long Trips End: 'There Was Nowhere to Go'

3 vessels still with passengers scheduled to finally dock on Monday amid coronavirus crisis

(Newser) - Believe it or not, there are still three cruise ships filled with passengers on the high seas—but all three are set to finally dock at various ports around the world on Monday, their around-the-globe itineraries thrown into disarray by the coronavirus pandemic. The BBC calls the MSC Magnifica, which...

Widow Sues Cruise Line Over Husband's Death

Texas' Susan Dorety alleges negligence aboard Grand Princess in regard to coronavirus

(Newser) - Princess Cruise Lines is now facing a wrongful death lawsuit over COVID-19. Texas' Susan Dorety is seeking more than $1 million over the alleged negligent treatment of her husband, Michael, who "spent days suffering in agony" before dying in a hospital , according to her suit. Dorety says the crew...

Black Box Seized From Cruise Ship at Center of Outbreak

Ruby Princess linked to hundreds of coronavirus cases in Australia

(Newser) - Police wearing protective gear boarded a cruise ship to seize evidence and question crew members of a vessel linked to hundreds of coronavirus infections and 15 deaths across Australia. About 2,700 passengers disembarked from the ship on March 19 in Sydney and it has since become the largest source...

The Coronavirus Is Behind Him. The Death Threats Aren't

Carl Goldman was aboard the Diamond Princess before testing positive

(Newser) - When the coronavirus epidemic exploded, Carl and Jeri Goldman were aboard the Diamond Princess —which would become a notorious virus location. A planned 16-day South Asian cruise for the California couple turned into a nightmare, they tell CNN , and one that has persisted long after they got home. KQED...

Virus-Stricken Cruise Ship Limps Into Miami

Coral Princess docks after weeks of delays with 2 dead, 12 confirmed cases aboard

(Newser) - Another cruise ship with coronavirus victims on board, including two fatalities, docked in Florida on Saturday. Princess Cruises spokeswoman Negin Kamali said that the Coral Princess ship was docking in Miami. The ship with 1,020 passengers and 878 crew had been in limbo for days awaiting permission to dock....

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