Friday, 5 Jun 2020


More Than 100,000 Cruise Ship Crew Members Remain Stuck at Sea

More than 100,000 cruise ship crew members remain stranded at sea more than two months after the industry temporarily suspended operations due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new report by the Miami Herald. The newspaper’s analysis found that at least 578 crew members of various ships have contracted COVID-19 while at sea and […]

Cruise Lines Prepare for Return but CDC No-Sail Order Still in Place

The financially battered cruise line industry is hoping for a return to the seas in short order, with some churning out itineraries that begin in a month. The problem—the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) still has a no-sail order in place that is effective through July 24 due to the spread of the […]

Cruise Planners Ranks Number Four on Entrepreneur’s Fastest Growing Franchise List

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Adolfo Perez Carnival Cruise Line

Last week, Carnival Corp.’s U.S. brands (Carnival, Holland America Line, Princess, Cunard, Costa and Seabourn) said they would maintain travel agencies’ current commission rates for 2021, whether or not they meet the necessary criteria this year. Carnival Cruise Line will also pay an additional 1% on new bookings made through and other online booking […]

Cruise Journalists, Bloggers Show Support for the Industry

As the cruise shutdown stretches on due to the coronavirus pandemic, 20 cruise journalists, bloggers and website owners came together in a show of support for the industry. The message: We Will Be Back. #WeAreCruise. The video was the brainchild of John Shallo, a Florida-based cruise fan who founded the Cruise-Addicts website in 1999. “I […]

Cruise Planners Provides Support for Travel Advisors

Cruise Planners CEO Michelle Fee is taking on the chaos created by the coronavirus outbreak with a number of proactive measures that directly address the pandemic’s impact on our industry. “While we were prepared to react in times of crisis with a strong team of communicators, marketers and sales professionals, no one could have predicted […]

The extreme measures cruise lines are taking as coronavirus concerns spread

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with the latest details of cruise line cancellations, boarding restrictions and cancellation policy changes. It originally published on March 3. Note that some comments in the comment area refer to policies that have since changed.  Perhaps no other segment of the travel industry has been hit as hard […]

White House Considering Cruise Industry Options

After the cruise industry became a focal point of the coronavirus outbreak in the United States, Vice President Mike Pence and his staff are waiting on a proposal from cruise lines on how they will better protect American travelers. The government is reportedly considering expanding crackdowns on cruise ship travel. According to, members of […]

Canceling a cruise due to coronavirus? Here’s a list of updated policies

Just like the cancellations of airline flights to Asian and European countries, travelers with reservations on several cruise lines may be worried by the growing spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. And it’s no wonder. Vice President Mike Pence confirmed on Friday that 21 passengers on the Grand Princess Cruise ship, […]