Fox News reports a group of crew members aboard Royal Caribbean’s Navigator of the Seas ship reportedly staged a hunger strike until the cruise line confirmed they would be repatriated. The workers have allegedly been stuck at sea for almost two months, as the coronavirus pandemic has upended the global cruising industry and stranded thousands of cruise workers on ships around the world.
U.S. stock index futures dipped on Monday following a strong week of gains for Wall Street, as investors turned cautious about a second wave of coronavirus infections with several countries reopening economies Reuters reports.
Despite there being only vague ideas of when lockdown measures might end in the UK, people are already thinking about the potential of summer travel, reports Edinburgh News.
Apparent suicide as the ship sailed to the U.K. to repatriate European and Asian crew members, reported by Cruise Law News.
Morningstar: Anglo-American cruise operator Carnival PLC on Thursday said Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, and Seabourn all have extended the docking of their ships as pandemic uncertainty continues.
Travel Weekly: Princess Cruises and Holland America Line canceled most of their summer and early fall sailings, including all Alaska and Canada/New England sailings.
MSN/The Points Guy: In the most dramatic cruise schedule cutbacks to be announced since the start of the coronavirus outbreak, Princess Cruises and Holland America late Wednesday canceled most of their sailings well into the fall.
Bloomberg Law: Carnival Corp., the company that makes Stuart Weitzman stilettos, and a major energy technology company are among the businesses this quarter forced to significantly mark down the value of goodwill on their balance sheets. They point to a familiar foe for exacerbating the losses: the coronavirus.
Cruise Industry News: Speaking on the company’s second quarter earnings call, Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Chapek was bullish on the future of Disney Cruise Line, but admitted cruises may be among the company’s last businesses to come back online.