Cruise Radio: We’ve written a lot about how Mardi Gras, the next ship coming from Carnival Cruise Line, is going to be a game-changer. But it wasn’t until last week, while booking a stateroom for a future trip, that I realized I was even willing to break my own biggest rule regarding cruising for this particular ship.
Maritime Executive: P&O Cruises’ new ship the Iona is moving closer to delivery after delays in construction due to the coronavirus health crisis. Currently completing her outfitting, she may become the first large cruise ship to be delivered after the public health emergency delayed and interrupted shipbuilding across Europe.
We’re living through history. Just as we pore over photographs and narratives of people in the past, those in the future will be curious about what we’re doing right now, sheltered at home or on the front lines. We may have a responsibility to document our experiences, even if just for our own descendants, reports the Washington Post.
For a larger audience, who better to collect and curate such stories than the folks who have been doing it all along, the historical societies across the nation? Here’s a look at a few that are working to preserve today’s anecdotal evidence for tomorrow.
Copenhagen won’t be getting a new cruise terminal in 2022, as the port originally promised, according to Cruise Industry News.
“A very significantly changed cruise market, due to the crisis with the coronavirus pandemic, means that Copenhagen Malmö Port (CMP) will postpone the establishment of what was planned to be a new cruise terminal at Copenhagen’s Oceankaj,” the port said, in a statement.
Princess Cruises has launched the 111-day its 2022 world cruise, featuring 51 destinations, 29 countries and six continents, with two roundtrip options – from Ft. Lauderdale (Jan. 5, 2022) or Los Angeles (Jan. 19, 2022), according to Cruise Industry News.
Sailing on the Island Princess, this voyage will feature the exclusive Princess MedallionClass Experience, the company said.
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings announced that it closed its previously announced private placement of $400 million in aggregate principal amount of its exchangeable senior notes due 2026 to an affiliate of L Catterton, according to Cruise Industry News.
The Private Exchangeable Notes will be general senior unsecured obligations of the company, and will be exchangeable at the holder’s option at any time prior to the close of business on the business day immediately preceding the maturity date into Series A Preference Shares of NCLC, which shall be automatically exchangeable into a number of ordinary shares of NCLH.
Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Croatia. Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Greece, Cyprus, and Israel. Soon, travelers in each of these trios may be able to travel freely within their partner countries—salvaging some part of the summer travel season for Europe and the Mediterranean’s less-affected countries. The partnerships, called “travel bubbles” and “corona corridors” by some, are popping up across the continent as coronavirus restrictions lift and locals look to leave not just their homes, but their countries all together for a much-needed change of scenery, reports Conde Nast Traveler.
“Psychometric profiling demonstrates that leadership is not one thing, attitude, skill or piece of generic knowledge. Rather, leadership is a multifaceted construct that comprises myriad success variables related to one’s hands, heart and head. That cumulative profile either enables or disables an individual’s ability to align, motivate and mobilize teams throughout times of change, uncertainty and crisis. If your business only knows stability, then chances are it only needs managers, not leaders.”
Miami-based Zielia bagged a three-year contract to add Cruise Europe’s 140 destinations to its online platform for itinerary planners, reports Seatrade Cruise News. On www.zielia.com, members input and maintain timely facts such as port data, destination-related information and excursions to give cruise planners digital access to reliable, current material.
Cruise Hive: The cruise line which is owned by Royal Caribbean is celebrating its 30th birthday today. There’s not much that can be done at sea due to the suspension of cruise operations but the cruise line has made up for it by releasing a new video showcasing its major milestones over the past 30 years.