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CRUISE NEWS

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!

CDC relaxes ban, allows conditional cruising of ships in the US

November 04, 2020 2:20 pm

There will be 'mock voyages', with some volunteers playing the role of passengers to understand and test the effectiveness of virus mitigation strategies.

In coronavirus, $45-billion cruise industry faces a big challenge

February 13, 2020 3:06 pm

Cruise companies have been reluctant to release any data about whether there has been any impact on bookings in the $45.6 billion global industry in the weeks since the outbreak began in the Chinese city of Wuhan, but some travel advisers said they are off by 10% to 15%.

Sailing in the same boat, sharing their love for the sea

October 28, 2018 6:07 am

Last week as Mumbai-Goa cruise commenced its first journey, sailing enthusiasts claim that sea waters, which until three years ago were off limits for commoners, has started to open up to those setting sail for short trips.

India’s first cruiseliner set to sail from Mumbai to Goa on Oct 20

October 18, 2018 3:49 am

Having steered more than 60 ships in his career, Sequeira said he is excited to hit Mumbai waters on Saturday with his merchant vessel, MV Angriya — owned by Angriya Sea Eagles Private Limited — which is going to be the first cruise from Mumbai with a carrying capacity of 400 passengers.

Dubai targets increase in cruise tourists from India

November 07, 2017 7:46 pm

The number of Indian visitors to Dubai crossed the one million mark for the first time over a six-month period between January and June 2017, registering an increase of 21 percent over the same period last year, according to official figures.

Norwegian cruise ship runs aground in Bermuda, thousands stuck

May 20, 2015 10:28 am

The ship hit the reef near Bermuda's North Channel and is in a stable position, an official with Bermuda's Rescue Coordination Center told AP on condition of anonymity.

Cruising on the romantic Rhine

August 27, 2012 9:37 pm

Motor coaches and cars have helped me explore everything from Italy's Tuscany region to Ireland's Rings of Kerry.