P&O Cruises has cancelled all international cruises on Arcadia, Aurora, Azura and Ventura until the end of August. The line will instead offer a series of trips around the UK.
MSC Seaside will be performing a new itinerary featuring seven-night cruises calling Genoa, Valetta in Malta and Civitavecchia with two first time ports of call – Siracusa in Sicily and Taranto in Puglia.
Royal Caribbean will begin sailing from Israel for the first time this summer, with the arrival of brand-new ship, Odyssey of the Seas. The vessel will offer three- and seven-night trips in May.
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings has reported an adjusted net loss of $2.2 billion for financial 2020 after nearly a year out of the water. This compares to an adjusted profit of $1.1 billion for 2019.
A number of cruise lines owned by Carnival Corporation, including Seabourn and Holland America Line, have revealed a new wave of cancellations in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Azamara has become the latest line to delay its return to operation in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. No trips will now depart before June 30th.
American Harmony, one of the American modern riverboats, successfully completed its recent journey from the East Coast to the Pacific Northwest via the Panama Canal.
The move is in response to the Canadian transport ministry’s interim order extending the closure of Canadian ports and waters to passenger ships.
Royal Caribbean Group has reported a net loss of $5.8 billion for financial 2020. This compares to the net profit of $1.9 billion reported last year by the cruise giant.
In a speech at the virtual ceremony P&O Cruises president, Paul Ludlow, said: “The steel cutting marks an extraordinary milestone for the future of P&O Cruises."
The name of the 184,700 tonnes ship was unveiled through a video reveal made up of outlining the letters in the name in various different locations, all relating to the beach and the seashore.
Guests with bookings affected by the pause extension are being given “as much notice as possible” to provide them with greater certainty around their holiday plans, the line said.