Cruises

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Taming of the crew: the bard meets Cunard in RSC cruise deal
Royal Shakespeare Company signs three-year agreement for productions onboard Queen Mary 2

Harriet Sherwood Arts and culture correspondent

13, Jan, 2022 @4:57 PM

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‘Not the cruise I signed up for’: 30-fold increase in Covid cases upends industry
The surge has led to passengers stranded on ships, staff shortages and tour cancelations in addition to ports turning ships away

Erin McCormick

13, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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CDC investigating 86 cruise ships with reported Covid outbreaks
Cruises resumed in June after being halted for over a year because of the pandemic, and continue to sail despite the investigation

Maya Yang

29, Dec, 2021 @6:04 PM

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Over the sea to Skye: a Scottish winter cruise with seals, solitude and snow
With the trend for micro-cruises growing, a fishing trawler has been customised to offer winter wildlife adventures along the snowy Scottish coast

Mike MacEacheran

31, Oct, 2021 @2:00 PM

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‘We feel we’re not going to get really sick’: why the pandemic hasn’t dissuaded ocean cruisers
Travel agents report Australians’ interest in cruising increasing 40% each month since June, with one analyst describing it as ‘the Teflon market for travel’

Susan Gough Henly

25, Sep, 2021 @8:00 PM

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The disastrous voyage of Satoshi, the world’s first cryptocurrency cruise ship
The long read: Last year, three cryptocurrency enthusiasts bought a cruise ship. They named it the Satoshi, and dreamed of starting a floating libertarian utopia. It didn’t work out

Sophie Elmhirst

07, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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‘Lovely to be back onboard’: Princess cruise ships return to sea
Sailing restarts after Covid pause with ‘seacations’ sporting reduced capacity and tracking technology

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

07, Aug, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Norwegian Cruise Line sues Florida over ban on Covid vaccine passports
State law forbids asking passengers to prove their vaccine status, and lawsuit is ‘last resort’ as company considers leaving Florida

Sarah Betancourt

16, Jul, 2021 @11:51 AM

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Cruise ships are back. And it’s a catastrophe for the environment | Kim Heacox
Cruise ships kill whales, leak gray water, and are largely exempt from US taxation. When they violate the law, they pay the equivalent of a parking ticket

Kim Heacox

08, Jul, 2021 @10:08 AM

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Britannia sets sail as cruise firms navigate way out of Covid
Battered industry reports strong bookings as it restarts with limited itineraries of British coast

Gwyn Topham

27, Jun, 2021 @3:36 PM

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Amid cancellations and chaos, here’s some good news about travel
Two readers have nothing but praise for the way their tour companies handled the problems

Anna Tims

24, Jun, 2021 @6:15 AM

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Judge sides with Florida and says CDC cannot enforce Covid cruise ship rules
Governor De Santis hails ‘major victory’ following ruling that CDC’s ‘conditional sailing order’ is non-binding

Victoria Bekiempis and agencies

19, Jun, 2021 @4:28 PM

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