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“Rogue Wave” Kills Woman On Antarctic Cruise Ship

CNN reports: One passenger was killed and four injured when a “rogue wave” hit their cruise ship during a storm earlier this week. The passengers had been taking an Antarctic cruise aboard the Viking Polaris when it was hit by the storm as it sailed towards Ushuaia, Argentina. The storm caused a giant wave that broke several panes of glass …

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800 Test COVID+ On Cruise Ship Docked In Sydney

The BBC reports: A holiday cruise ship carrying about 800 passengers with Covid-19 has docked in Sydney, Australia. The Majestic Princess cruise ship arrived at Circular Quay, having sailed from New Zealand. About 4,600 passengers and crew were aboard the ship when it docked – meaning around one in five had Covid. The outbreak is reminiscent of the Ruby Princess …

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Cruise Ship Passenger Killed By Shark While Snorkeling

Click Orlando reports: A woman sailing on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship that set sail from Port Canaveral was killed Tuesday in a shark attack while on an excursion in the Bahamas, according to a cruise line spokesperson. The woman, a guest on Harmony of the Seas, was attacked while on an independent shore excursion in Nassau, the cruise line …

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CDC Ends COVID Mitigation Program For Cruise Lines

USA Today reports:  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ended its COVID-19 Program for Cruise Ships on Monday. “CDC has worked closely with the cruise industry, state, territorial, and local health authorities, and federal and seaport partners to provide a safer and healthier environment for cruise passengers and crew,” the agency’s website reads. “Cruise ships have access to guidance …

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Cruise Ship Damaged In Alaska Iceberg Collision

Cruise Hive reports: Norwegian Cruise Line has confirmed to Cruise Hive that the Norwegian Sun cruise ship made contact with a small iceberg (growler) due to dense fog during its voyage in Alaska. As a result, the ship has been forced to skip a port of call and head to Juneau to assess the damage. The remainder of the Norwegian …

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CDC Drops COVID Travel Warning For Cruise Ships

USA Today reports: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention dropped its risk assessment of cruise travel Wednesday after more than two years of warning travelers against the dangers of contracting COVID-19 on a cruise amid the pandemic. “CDC is removing the COVID-19 Cruise Ship Travel Health Notice,” spokesperson Dave Daigle, spokesperson for the health agency, told USA TODAY. The …

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Walt Disney Company To Suspend All Business In Russia

Variety reports: The Walt Disney Company is working to suspend all business in Russia following the country’s “unprovoked invasion of Ukraine,” a spokesperson said Thursday. Last week, the entertainment and media conglomerate announced plans to halt the release of new movies in Russia, but now the company is taking additional steps to shut down the rest of its operations in …

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CDC Inches Down Travel Warning Against Cruises

The Washington Post reports: The CDC says taking a cruise now presents a lower risk than it did at the end of 2021 — at least in some cases. On Tuesday, the public health agency lowered its travel health notice for cruises from Level 4 to Level 3, which indicates covid-19 levels on ships are “high” rather than “very high.” …

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“Fugitive” Ship Detours To Bahamas Amid Bankruptcy

Fortune Magazine reports: Over the weekend, the captain of the Miami-bound cruise ship Crystal Symphony told its passengers that they wouldn’t be ending their journey in Florida as planned. Instead, they would be making an impromptu detour to the Bahamas. The Crystal Symphony was on the run from the law, sailing to a jurisdiction that wouldn’t enforce a U.S. arrest …

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CDC: “Avoid Cruise Travel, Regardless Of Vax Status”

NBC News reports: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday issued an advisory urging all travelers — vaccinated and unvaccinated — to avoid cruise ship travel amidst a record-breaking Covid surge driven by the omicron variant in many states across the United States. “Even fully vaccinated travelers may be at risk for getting and spreading COVID-19 variants,” the …

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CDC Investigates 68 Cruise Ships After COVID Reports

The Insider reports: The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now investigating or observing almost 70 cruise ships following COVID-19 outbreaks aboard the vessels, according to the agency’s update on Monday. According to the CDC’s website, 68 ships have either met the agency’s “investigation threshold” of crew or passengers COVID-19 outbreaks, or a health department has alerted the …

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Norwegian Cruise Line Ship Reports COVID Outbreak

ABC News reports: Ten people aboard a Norwegian Cruise Line ship approaching New Orleans have tested positive for COVID-19, officials said Saturday night. The Norwegian Breakaway had departed New Orleans on Nov. 28 and is due to return this weekend, the Louisiana Department of Health said in a news release. Over the past week, the ship made stops in Belize, …

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Cruise Lines Mandate Vax For All Passengers Over 12

The Washington Post reports: Carnival Cruise Line is tightening its vaccine mandate beginning this week, announcing that vaccination will be required for all passengers except children under 12 and adults with medical conditions that prohibit inoculation. The move came Sunday, three days after the Bahamas issued an emergency order barring cruise ships from entering the country’s ports beginning Sept. 3 …

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DeSantis To Appeal Ruling On Cruise Line Vax Mandate

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports: Gov. Ron DeSantis plans to appeal a preliminary injunction allowing Norwegian Cruise Line to require passengers to show proof that they are vaccinated against COVID-19. On Sunday, a federal judge granted Norwegian’s bid to require 100% vaccinations, saying its challenge of DeSantis’ vaccine passport law will likely prevail at trial. DeSantis press secretary Christina Pushaw …

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Federal Court Rules Cruise Line May Require Vax Proof

Miami’s NBC News affiliate reports: A federal judge has granted a preliminary injunction, which paves the way for the Norwegian Cruise Lines to require documentation confirming a guest’s vaccination status prior to boarding. This order will now allow the company to operate with 100% vaccination of all guests and crew when sailing from Florida ports. Norwegian’s first scheduled departure from …

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Court Reverses Itself On Cruises In Win For Florida

CNBC reports: A federal appeals court late on Friday sided with Florida in its challenge against the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention over federal regulations for cruise ships that the state said were too onerous and were costing it millions of dollars in foregone tax revenue. The two-page ruling from the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals marks an …

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Appeals Court Rules For CDC In FL Cruise Ships Battle

USA Today reports: Cruising restrictions will stay in place. A federal appeals court panel sided with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in its legal battle with Florida over COVID-19 guidelines for cruise lines. The 2-1 decision handed down late Saturday by the U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals judges stays a U.S. district judge’s decision – minutes before …

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Cruise Line Sues FL Over Ban On Requiring Vax Proof

The Wall Street Journal reports: Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. has sued Florida’s surgeon general, challenging the state’s barring of businesses from requiring proof of Covid-19 vaccination and intensifying the standoff between the company and Florida. The cruise operator is sticking with its policy to require full vaccinations for all crew and passengers, including children, for initial sailings through Oct. …

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Disney Test Cruise Postponed After Staffers Test Positive

The Associated Press reports: Disney Cruise Line is postponing its first test cruise since the pandemic brought the cruise industry to a standstill after a handful of participants had inconsistent test results for COVID-19, the company said Monday. The Disney Dream had been scheduled to set sail Tuesday from Port Canaveral, Florida, with 300 employees who had volunteered for the …

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Tomorrow: First Post-COVID Cruise Departs From US

The Associated Press reports: The first cruise ship to board passengers at a U.S. port in 15 months is set to sail Saturday from the industry’s South Florida hub in a symbolic stride toward normalcy that will be watched closely by health experts as vaccines curb the coronavirus’ spread in the country. Celebrity Cruises says at least 95% of those …

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