Cruise lines suspend operations due to Coronavirus

USAToday.com and other media outlets are reporting that the major cruise lines are suspending operations due to the Coronavirus. From USAToday.com, “Major cruise lines including Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, and MSC will suspend sailing operations to and from U.S. ports for 30 days due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Cruise Lines International …

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Dr Fauci says it’s ok to cruise

Yesterday the U.S. State Department sent out a press release urging Americans not cruise, but today, Dr. Fauci says it’s ok to cruise! Forbes.com is reporting, “Speaking at a White House press conference tonight to provides updates on the COVID-19 Coronavirus situation, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute …

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State Department warns public not to cruise due to COVID-19

Media outlets are reporting that the U.S. State Department is urging senior citizens and citizens with “underlying conditions” not to cruise. In addition to the State Department sounding the alarm, The Huffington Post is reporting, “A top U.S. health official on Sunday urged elderly people and individuals with underlying conditions …

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The Cruise Genius talks coronavirus on WJXT News4Jax

It’s always a thrill to be invited to share cruise news and advice on WJXT Channel 4 (News4Jax). The coronavirus has the potential to not only take the lives of thousands, but can affect the tourism industry unlike anything we’ve seen before. I remember cruise stock stock went down after …

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Coronavirus Links

Here are a few media links pertaining to the coronavirus. TheCruiseGenius will keep you updated as this story progresses: https://cruiseradio.net/carnival-cruise-line-adds-coronavirus-question-to-health-form/ https://www.foxnews.com/us/coronavirus-deaths-surpass-sars-death-hundreds-killed https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/amberjamieson/diamond-princess-coronavirus-quarantine-cruise    

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Virgin Voyages adds new wearable device

CruiseRadio is reporting that Virgin Voyages is adding a new wearable device to help “sailors” enjoy their cruise even more! “Virgin Voyages, the new adults-only cruise line launching this spring, this week introduced “The Band” – but there was no music involved. Rather, this Band is a wearable device that …

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Cruise line says grandfather knew window was open

Royal Caribbean says they have both video and still shots that proves that the grandfather knew the window was open on one of the upper decks of the Freedom of the Seas when the toddler fell to her death recently. ACJ.com reports, “Attorneys for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. state the …

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Leonardo DiCaprio rescues man who fell off cruise ship

Recent news reports shared that Hollywood legend Leonardo DiCaprio came to the rescue of a man who fell overboard from a cruise ship. ActionNewsJax reports, “Leonardo DiCaprio got to play a real-life hero to a man who fell off a yacht in the Caribbean and had to tread water for hours. …

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New Cruise Ships for 2020

It’s always a thrill to be invited to share my passion of cruising on Channel 4, WJXT in Jacksonville. During this interview, I shared a great price on an upcoming Carnival Liberty cruise, and talked about 3 brand new cruise ships for 2020. As you know, I’ve sailed over 150 …

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Carnival announces Vanna White as Panorama Godmother

TravelPulse and others are sharing that Wheel of Fortune star, Vanna White has been chosen as the godmother of the new Carnival Panorama. The Holland America Line Blog has a great article about the history of cruise ship godmothers, “Today’s modern cruise ships have godmothers that participate in the naming …

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