Let’s talk about cruise news for the week
It was another big week in cruise news, and we’ve got all the details. We are happy to say that there are a lot of good things happening in the cruise world. From Royal Caribbean’s new perk, to more cruise lines starting up in Europe, today, we’re updating you on the latest cruise news. Here’s a sample of what to expect from this weeks cruise news podcast.
Carnival on track
Carnival Corporation is still on track to resume cruises in the U.S. on Dec. 1 after a favorable ruling from a federal judge Wednesday. The company, on probation since 2017 after pleading guilty to dumping oil into the ocean for several years, will have to attest to the environmental protection status of each of the company’s cruise ships 30 days before they reenter U.S. waters to restart cruises, according to the order from U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Florida Patricia Seitz.
Carnival Corp. successfully fended off a stricter order proposed by the judge at a hearing on Friday that would have required ships to get her approval 60 days before reentering U.S. waters — which would have essentially derailed its plans to restart cruises from PortMiami and Port Canaveral on Dec. 1. For ships returning to U.S. waters before Dec. 31, the company can file its certification up to seven days after returning, Wednesday’s order said.
Now, as the company brings ships back, CEO Arnold Donald will have to notify the court of the status of each ship’s pollution prevention equipment, spare parts, staffing, voyage planning software, and vetting of shore-side waste vendors, creating an extra hurdle for Carnival Corp. ships to resume cruises. If any of the items are incomplete, Donald will have to provide a plan and timeline for addressing the outstanding problem.
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New listener to the Podcast, subscribed and I love it. Binged a few episodes; the more I listened, the more I liked it! I love the interaction between the both of you, and even Junior when he comes on. The positivity is real and authentic, like you enjoy being on the ships and want others to experience what you love about cruising. Love the education on the different cruise lines (I’ve been a #CarnivalKid for a while but I really want to branch out), and what to bring and how to pack light for a cruise was very informative. Also I checked out the vaccine episode. I know it wasn’t easy to talk about something so polarizing, but the way you talked about it as NOT taking a political side, but something that was necessary for your family to weigh the options and make a decision together was a courageous move, in my opinion. Definitely want to be like y’all when I grow up; a family that loves cruising, very knowledgeable, very active, most of all, very friendly. Well done guys! Keep it up! Gonna subscribe on your YouTube channel as well. Big Al Sams
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Hello Cruise Tips Tv, I just wanted to send love to you both. Thank you for the great episodes each week. I drive for a living and look forward to Wednesday’s. Our family has chosen to get the vaccine as well. We decided for two reasons, one my grandmother lives with us and I feel it’s our responsibility to help keep her safe. Second, WE LOVE TO CRUISE lol and being Canadian I know we won’t be able to travel without it. Keep up the great work and hopefully one day soon we will be back at sea.