Daily Mail:Three cruise lines said Wednesday they are canceling sailings to Alaska this summer, citing travel and other restrictions linked to coronavirus concerns. Two of the companies, Princess Cruises and Holland America Line, had previously announced sharply reduced plans for voyages to and tours in Alaska. On Wednesday, they said remaining trips they had planned to the state would be canceled.
Houston Chronicle: Since the coronavirus first started shutting down the global economy, and forcing many to stay home, Americans have struggled to get back onto their familiar shores. Many Americans are still trapped aboard on cruise ships, seemingly with no end in sight.
MSN/Business Insider: Thousands of cruise ship workers will soon step on dry land for the first time in months, following agreements between embattled cruise lines and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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.’