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Two hundred and nineteen (219) St. Lucians, employed to two cruiselines will be repatriated on Friday, reports Market Screener. 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.
Pretoria’s Jessica van Rooyen has been working on cruise ships for more than seven years, but nothing could have prepared her for the 8 000 nautical mile voyage she’s currently on, reports IOL. Van Rooyen, who works as an art auctioneer on the Carnival Cruise Line, is one of 10 000 crew who were unable to fly home before international lockdowns kicked in, and are instead sailing back.
Beleaguered cruise operators signaled a return in demand for cruises that would set sail late this year or early 2021 after travel restrictions and no-sail orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic raised concerns about the future of the industry, reports the Globe & Mail. Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd and Carnival Corp said on Thursday customers were booking trips, even though there was no clarity on when the cruises would begin.
Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves says he cannot be bulldozed on matters relating to the repatriation of cruise workers to St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) as his position is based on law, reports Searchlight. His statement comes on the heels of the return of 87* Vincentian sailors to the country on Saturday, May 9 on a vessel from the Carnival Cruise fleet.
The Motley Fool: Travel company Cruise Planners, a privately held franchise network, told TMZ over the weekend that bookings on Carnival Corp’s (NYSE:CCL) cruise ships catapulted by 600% after the company announced it will resume sailing on Aug. 1. Additionally, the company notes bookings are 200% higher than during the same period in 2019, with people apparently hankering more strongly for ocean views after COVID-19 than before. The report did not mention specific numbers, however.