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Cruise lines could offer free trial voyages to test safety

May 7, 2021
U.S. cruise ships are one step closer to setting sail again.
One way cruise lines can qualify to restart is by conducting “trial” voyages to test the efficacy of new safety measures before paying passengers come on board.
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Caribbean cruise industry navigates post-hurricane season

Jan 1, 2018
The saving grace? Itinerary changes.
Tourists arrive from a cruise ship in St. John's, Antigua, in December. While its sister island Barbuda was nearly destroyed in Hurricane Irma, Antigua was left relatively untouched.
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Arctic climate change: less ice, more cruise ships

Aug 18, 2016
A cruise ship carrying 1700 passengers is now able to cross the Northwest passage
The Crystal Serenity hours before leaving Seward, Alaska on Tuesday, August 16. It's the largest cruise ship by far to attempt the Northwest Passage. 
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Oceanliners cruise to better results

Jul 31, 2015
Royal Caribbean's second quarter earnings beat expectations.

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Carnival Corp. aims for a new set of customers

Nov 19, 2014
The cruise company wants the public’s help through social media.

Cruise ship comeback still tied up in port

Nov 3, 2014
The industry was hurt by the recession and a series of disasters at sea.

Alaska moves to regulate cruise ship kickbacks

Aug 20, 2013
Alaska is the first state to crack down on so-called 'port lecturers' who try to steer cruise ship passengers to shop in specific stores on ports of call.