The Dutch oil major Shell, recently completed the first “ship-to ship” LNG bunkering operation on the Costa Smeralda, at the French port of Marseille Fos.
The cruise industry had to deal with four different fatalities onboard four cruise vessels in a timeframe of two weeks. The incidents had no relation with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Carnival Corporation reported that it expects a loss this fiscal year and is following steps to enhance liquidity, by borrowing $3 billion for six months under an existing credit facility. According to Bloomberg, the largest player in the cruise industry is reducing investments and expenses and looking for additional financing.
Princess Cruises and Holland America Line informed about a cyber security breach, during which hackers accessed personal information, like passport and Social Security numbers of guests, crew and employees.
Carnival Cruise Line inked a fire-year agreement with the City of Norfolk, Virginia, to operate seasonal cruises from the Half Moone Cruise Centre through 2025, with Norfolk investing in the city’s cruise centre to welcome larger vessels.
Carnival Corporation issued a statement presenting the company’s forecasts for the future amid the coronavirus outbreak, highlighting that the virus spread may have a financial impact on the companies earnings in 2020.
Despite the recent 6.4 magnitude earthquake in Puerto Rico, which interrupted electrical power service and resulted damage to the one side of the island , the cruise tourism reported to remain unaffected. According to local officials, Puerto Rico’s Old San Juan cruise port welcomed about 15.000 cruise passengers while greeted them with music in the city’s streets.
Carnival Cruise Line announced that they changed their policy clothing prohibiting “offensive” clothing, in protection and respect of the passengers aboard, following the response from other travel sectors about passengers displaying messages that others find offensive or threatening.
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