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Due to recent events, we have decided to consolidate our blogs and move the hosting of those blogs from Blogspot to our own website.We will continue to provide cruise news, ship reviews, cruise schedules, features articles  and more. We will be focusing our efforts on continuing to provide a detailed web site focused on cruises sailing from the Port of  New York and New Jersey.I hope you will visit us at NYCruiseInfo.com Website for daily cruise news posts going forward.THANK YOU for your loyal readership over the years and I appreciate your support.Come See Us At Our  New Location -NYCruiseInfo.com Website - We are Waiting For You
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Cruise Lines Association Attempts to Put Cruise Industry Impacts in Perspective for Americans.

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Whent the coronavirus broke out and funding / loans were made available for American Companies, the cruise lines did not qualify to recieve funding. Most of the cruise lines are incorporated in forign coutires and pay none/limited United States taxes. Cruise Lines were instructed to go to the countires their ships were registered in for assistance.In an attempt to educate the United States Government officials and cruise passengers - the CLIA (Cruise Line International Association Released a study of the contributions the cruise industry makes to the US economy.According to CLIA’s most recent Economic Impact Study, cruise activity in the United States supports nearly half a million (421,000) American jobs and generates $53 billion annually in economic activity throughout the country. Each day of the suspension of U.S. cruise operations results in a loss of up to $110 million in economic activity and 800 direct and indirect American jobs. The impact of the suspension is particul…

Genting Hong Kong Restructuring - Potentially Star Cruises, Dream Cruises and Crystal Cruises Impacted.

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Genting Hong Kong has suspended all payments to creditors, sparking a 33% drop in the company’s share price. Genting cited COVID-19’s impact on its operations  — which include Dream Cruises, Star Cruises and Crystal Cruises — for the cash crunch, in a statement to the Hong Kong stock exchange Wednesday night.‘The Group has undertaken a number of cost reduction and cash conservation measures to mitigate the effects of the resultant loss of revenues from its operations,’ the statement said. The company owed a total of $3.4bn as of July 31.Bank fees due on newbuildsOn August 17, Dream Global One Ltd and Dream Global Two Ltd (subsidiaries of Genting HK) were required to pay bank fees amounting to  €3.7m in connection with the financing of the construction of ‘certain ships’, said the company statement. Those fees were not paid.Earlier this month Genting warned of a year delay in deliveries of Crystal Endeavor and Global Dream both under construction at own yards MV Werften and severely  r…

World Wide Cruise News - Silversea Charters ships, Grand Cayman Says no ships until 2021, 2021 World Cruise

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Norwegian Cruise Lines' Ships Move Ships To Distant Shores.

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Unfortunately there has been no news on cruises resuming from the Port of New York and New Jersey as of today. Looking at where the Norwegian Cruise Line ships are currently located - it does not appear that resuming New York / New Jersey Cruising is not in the near future. At this time, the Norwegian Joy and Norwegian Escape are located off of Singapore. TheNorwegian Joy spent some time in drydock in Singapore last week.The Norwegian Bliss and Norwegian Encore are located in Copenhagen, Denmark and the Norwegian Star is in Southampton, England. The Norwegian Spirit and Norwegian Dawn are in Syracuse, Sicily Italy. The Norwegian Breakaway is in Marseilles, France.The Norwegian Epic is in Civitavecchia, Italy. The Norwegian Jade is currently in Naples, Italy.
Norwegian Gem and Norwegian Sun are in Aruba. The Norwegian Sky and Norwegian Pearl are currently docked in Curacao. The Norwegian Jewel is in Ensenada, Mexico.
Based on the positioning of the Norwegian Cruise Line ships it appears …

Rumors Circulating Carnival Corporation Seeking buyers for Cunard Line and Seabourn Cruises.

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Rumors are circulating that Carnival Corporation is looking for a buyer for Cunard Line and Seabourn Cruises. Although Carnival denies the rumor, it is expected that both cruise lines will find it hard to rebound from the Coronavirus pause in operations. Both cruise lines attract older and wealthier clientele who will be more likely to stay away from cruising until they feel it is safe to return. The pressure will be on these cruise lines to assure they have  all the safety precautions in place to assure passengers remain virus free.Other Carnival brands that attract older passengers include Holland America and Princess Cruises. As part of Carnival's plan to shed older ships and raise cash - the Holland America fleet was extensively reduced.Only time will tell if the rumors are true. It should be noted that Cunard ships had no reported cases of Coronavirus when they were operating.
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Viking Ocean Cruises Has Announced a Pause In Operations Until Year End.

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Following is an important message from Viking Chairman Torstein Hagen, who has also recorded a video message that can be viewed here.Dear Viking Guest,On March 11, when we became the first cruise line to temporarily suspend operations at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, I would not have imagined that in August we would still not be sailing and that I would be writing this letter to you. Every day I am encouraged by the scientific advancements toward COVID-19 therapeutics and a vaccine. But as you well know, recent events have shown us that the recovery from this pandemic will be sporadic, and the ability to travel freely across borders remains some time away. Fortunately, the U.S. State Department has lifted some travel advisories for Americans, but many countries are still limiting tourists. As keen as we may be to get back to exploring, for now, international travel must wait.Just last week, on August 5, we celebrated our 23rd anniversary. Viking is a very different…