Barbados CBC: Two hundred and nineteen (219) St. Lucians, employed to two cruiselines will be repatriated on Friday .According to a government statement on Wednesday, the St. Lucians who are employees of Carnival Glory and Caribbean Princess cruise ships have over the past month been desirous of returning home due to industry challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.
eTurbo News: Two executives from Cruise Planners, Michelle Fee, CEO and Founder, and Vicky Garcia, COO and Co-Owner, shared their response to changes in cruises including the changing sentiment of cruising. They discussed the financial aid cruise lines have received, Carnival Cruise Line‘s sailings for August 1, and how travelers can prepare for the resurgence of travel on the journey back from COVID-19.
Travel Press:Tourism Ireland is offering up a big thank you to travel agents all across Canada for their support and partnership. When the time is right, we look forward to getting out and meeting in person to share the world-famous ‘céad míle fáilte – ‘a hundred thousand welcomes.’
Associated Press: A set of detailed documents created by the nation’s top disease investigators meant to give step-by-step advice to local leaders deciding when and how to reopen public places such as mass transit, day care centers and restaurants during the still-raging pandemic has been shelved by the Trump administration.
STAT News:Hospitals and physicians around the country are sharply criticizing the federal government for the uneven and opaque way it is distributing its supply of the Covid-19 drug remdesivir.
The Points Guy: While the cruise industry has been hammered with bad news about virus outbreaks onboard and worries about financial health (just this week, the parent company of Norwegian Cruise Line warned that its survival was in “substantial doubt” if it didn’t get an infusion of liquidity), I foresee the cruise industry bouncing back before other travel segments like airlines and hotels.
Fodor’s Travel: In early March, I disembarked a cruise ship at the Port of Los Angeles, gleeful to have survived what I already knew would be my last cruise in a long while.