AmaWaterways’ Rudi Schreiner Optimistic About River Cruising’s Rebound

AmaWaterways’ Rudi Schreiner Optimistic About River Cruising’s Rebound

AmaWaterways President and Co-Founder Rudi Schreiner is optimistic that the river cruise industry will rebound once the coronavirus outbreak dissipates. “Once everything is over people often forget quickly,” he told TravelPulse. “There will be pent-up demand, but the question now is when…

Passengers Being Evacuated as Zaandam, Rotterdam Finally Dock

Passengers Being Evacuated as Zaandam, Rotterdam Finally Dock

For the first time in almost a month, passengers aboard an illness-stricken Holland America ship put their feet on dry land this morning. The Zaandam, with four dead aboard, nine confirmed coronavirus cases and 200 more that are sick, finally docked in…

Cruise Bookings on the Rise for 2021

Cruise Bookings on the Rise for 2021

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has brought the cruise industry to a virtual standstill, forcing cancellations into May and stranding more than a dozen ships at sea. Nonetheless, analysts at investment banking company UBS have reported some encouraging findings. “Booking volume in the…

Royal Caribbean CEO to Forgo Paycheck Through September

Royal Caribbean CEO to Forgo Paycheck Through September

To help Royal Caribbean survive the coronavirus outbreak, the cruise line’s CEO announced he would refuse his paycheck through at least September. According to CNBC.com, Royal Caribbean CEO Richard Fain announced he would take a 100 percent reduction of his $1.1 million…

Royal Caribbean launches program to educate agents about CARES Act

Royal Caribbean launches program to educate agents about CARES Act

Recognizing the complexity of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (Cares) Act passed by Congress last weekend, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCCL) launched a program to help travel agencies navigate and take advantage of the benefits for which they are eligible….

Carnival Seeking Infusion of Capital

Carnival Seeking Infusion of Capital

The world’s largest cruise operator is looking at ways to raise capital in the wake of the effects of the coronavirus, which has crippled the industry financially. Carnival Corp. said Tuesday it will use a combination of secured notes, convertible notes and…