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WICO Board Member Says Company Should be Prepared Not to See a Single Cruise Ship in 2021

Kyle Murphy | January 16, 2021

One of the hardest-hit industries during the Covid-19 pandemic has been cruise ship travel, and while some cruise lines are gearing up to resume leisure travel in April, members of the WICO board are pessimistic that this return date is attainable. During WICO Interim President and CEO, Anthony Ottlety’s report at Friday’s board meeting, he mentioned that MSC Cruises, Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Norwegian Cruise Lines and Disney Cruise Line have a proposed sailing date at the start of April. Royal Caribbean and Princess Cruisers have a proposed sailing date in May. WICO had previously sought to resume cruise travel this month, but the pandemic has not let up, and with the United Kingdom strain of the coronavirus set to become the dominate version of the pathogen in the U.S. according to the Centers for Disease Control and…

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Staff Consortium | January 15, 2021

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Staff Consortium | December 18, 2020

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No-Sail Order Forces Carnival Corp. to Sell 18 Ships

Staff Consortium | September 17, 2020

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Cruise Lines Push Back Sailing to at Least November

Staff Consortium | August 07, 2020

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced Thursday that its cruise line members have agreed to voluntarily suspend U.S. cruise operations until at least 31 October. "Despite the valuabl...

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