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To test COVID protocols, cruise lines turn to volunteer guinea pigs

June 02, 2021 11:19 am

“It’s about testing COVID protocols and could mean being confined to your room for the entire cruise.”

Royal Caribbean’s mock cruise programme sees participation of 1,00,000 volunteers

November 18, 2020 2:52 pm

Mock cruise is part of a series of steps mandated by the CDC to get the cruise industry running again

World gets its first cruise ship with COVID-19 testing lab

November 10, 2020 3:06 pm

The facility allows large-scale testing for a cruise ship which can accommodate as many as 930 guests!

Looking for a long holiday? Plan in advance for a 4-month cruise trip for 2022

October 06, 2020 2:37 pm

The passengers will also get the opportunity to visit 33 UNESCO World Heritage Sites while on the trip

Singapore considers starting 'cruise to nowhere' amid the pandemic

October 06, 2020 2:06 pm

The Singapore Tourism Board has hired a Norway-based risk management company to create a cruise compliance and certification scheme, to be "benchmarked against global health, safety, and hygiene standards".

40,000 cruise ship workers still trapped at sea

June 15, 2020 10:32 am

The Miami Herald reports that at least 42,000 workers remain trapped on cruise ships without paychecks, and some still are suffering from COVID-19, three months after the industry shut down.

Cruise tourism set for better days; outbound travel seen nearly doubling by 2020

November 11, 2018 5:17 pm

India as a source market is estimated to be around 1.70 lakh guests currently for cruise tourism, against China's 2.7 million.

Cruise policy next month, India to attract 700 vessels: Nitin Gadkari

June 27, 2017 5:26 pm

India saw 1.76 lakh cruise passengers in 2016-17, a merely 0.5 per cent of the global pie. Domestic cruise passengers are estimated to grow to 1.5 million by 2031-32. Of the 12 major ports, only five - Mumbai, Goa, Cochin, New Mangalore and Chennai - have facilities to berth international cruise ships.