By Bloomberg | Posted by Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2020 11:58 PM IST
Perhaps for the first time, hotels and resorts on dry land have to fight microbial infestations with the persistence of a tired cruise director. It’s no surprise that as these properties start to reopen following months of Covid-19-related lockdowns, they’re turning to that cruise model for ideas on how to keep guests safe.
By Gerard de Souza | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi | Hindustan Times, Panaji
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2020 03:09 PM IST
The once vibrant global cruise tourism industry has been forced to drop anchor, with thousands of seafarers finding that their contracts have been abruptly cancelled.
By Press Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh | Tokyo
PUBLISHED ON JUN 16, 2020 12:45 PM IST
Asuka II, the cruise ship has been docked in Yokohama Port, west of Tokyo, since early April and no passengers were on board, Japanese media reported.
By Associated Press | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | Miami
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2020 07:19 AM IST
Cruise lines stopped sailing in mid-March after several high-profile outbreaks at sea. More than 600 people fell ill aboard Carnival Corp.’s Diamond Princess while it was quarantined off Japan, for example.
By HT Correspondent | Montevideo, Uruguay
PUBLISHED ON APR 09, 2020 07:30 AM IST
Of 217 people tested on the vessel, 128 were positive for the coronavirus that causes the disease and 89 tested negative, Aurora Expeditions said.
By Srimoyee Chowdhury | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2020 06:44 PM IST
While some were amused to see the couple enjoying themselves in the midst of a stressful situation along with necessary items like toilet paper, others lauded the couple for their creativity and praised them for staying at home.
By Associated Press | San Francisco
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2020 07:10 AM IST
Vice President Mike Pence said 46 of the more than 3,500 people aboard were tested in the first round. A military helicopter crew lowered test kits onto the 951-foot (290-meter) Grand Princess by rope Thursday and later retrieved them for analysis as the vessel waited off San Francisco.
By Reuters | Reuters
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2020 05:01 PM IST
Like the Diamond Princess, the liner held in quarantine off Japan last month, the Grand Princess is owned by a unit of Carnival Corp, the world’s largest cruise operator.
By Agence France-Presse | Tokyo
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2020 07:51 PM IST
A Japanese health ministry official said “The number (who will leave Wednesday) is changing, largely because it is up to passengers (if they get off).”
By Reuters | Kuala Lumpur
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2020 04:37 PM IST
Malaysia said on Saturday the 83-year-old woman who had been onboard the MS Westerdam, operated by a unit of Carnival Corp, had tested positive for the virus after arriving in Kuala Lumpur from Cambodia.
By Reuters | Tokyo
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2020 06:21 PM IST
The U.S. embassy in Tokyo said in a letter to passengers that the aircraft would arrive in Japan on the evening of Feb. 16 and that it recommended “out of an abundance of caution” that U.S. citizens disembark and return home for further monitoring.
By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 14, 2020 01:50 PM IST
By Press Trust of India | Tokyo
UPDATED ON FEB 04, 2020 07:29 AM IST
The move comes after an 80-year-old passenger who disembarked on January 25 in Hong Kong tested positive for the deadly virus.
By Agence France-Presse | Civitavecchia (Italy)
PUBLISHED ON JAN 31, 2020 06:07 AM IST
Samples from a Chinese couple were sent for testing after three doctors and a nurse boarded the Costa Crociere ship in the port of Civitavecchia to tend to a woman running a fever, the local health authorities said.
By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 23, 2019 02:27 PM IST
Carnival Glory was trying to dock when it struck the moored 952-foot-long Carnival Legend.
By Trisha Sengupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2020 03:53 AM IST
Four miles long, the Corinth Canal separates mainland Greece from the Peloponnesian Peninsula.
By Adam Minter | Bloomberg
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2019 10:44 AM IST
Starting next year, Cannes, one of the world’s most famous ports-of-call, will no longer welcome cruise ships unless they comply with strict pollution controls.
By Reuters | London
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2019 09:39 AM IST
Indigenous communities are being “overwhelmed” by ships that drop up to 1,000 passengers in small villages but offer no employment opportunities.
By Associated Press | San Juan, Puerto Rico
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2019 01:52 PM IST
Authorities said the girl was traveling with her parents, two siblings and two sets of grandparents aboard the Freedom of the Seas, which docked in Puerto Rico on Sunday after a weeklong trip through the Caribbean.
By Jayprakash S Naidu | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON APR 08, 2019 08:04 AM IST
According to the complainant, on March 15, he received a call from a woman posing as a travel company executive. She informed him that he had won an all-expense paid holiday on a cruise ship and would have to pay Rs 100 as registration fees.
By Associated Press | Helsinki
UPDATED ON MAR 25, 2019 09:51 AM IST
Rescue teams with helicopters and boats were sent to evacuate the cruise ship under extremely difficult circumstances, including gusts up to 38 knots (43 mph) and waves over 8 meters (26 feet).
By Agence France-Presse | Zagreb
PUBLISHED ON FEB 17, 2019 08:19 PM IST
The freezer was in a home in Mala Subotica, northern Croatia, belonging to the sister of Jasmina Dominic, who was 23 when she went missing in 2000, they added.
By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2018 10:57 AM IST
Cruise ships operator Carnival UK has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and senior members of his cabinet, cautioning against a high tax regime that it said may destroy the cruise industry in India.
By Associated Press | Pula, Croatia
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2018 07:30 PM IST
British tourist Kay Longstaff said she fell from the back of the Norwegian Star cruise ship that was sailing toward Venice, shortly before midnight Saturday.
By HT Correspondent | Associated Press, Dubai
PUBLISHED ON APR 17, 2018 07:08 PM IST
The cruise ship had her last voyage nearly a decade ago and currently floats in the waters of the Persian Gulf.
By HT Correspondent | Bloomberg
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2018 02:08 PM IST
When Ritz-Carlton, Marriott International Inc’s flagship luxury brand, unveiled its cruise concept last year, it was clear that the hotel brand intended to take a detour from the rest of the industry. Its ships will offer luxuries largely unheard-of on cruise lines: airy, open-flow common areas, intimate restaurants that offer around-the-clock dining, and guest suites with high ceilings and twin bathroom sinks.