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Carnival’s Princess Cruise Lines Must Face Passengers’ COVID-19 Lawsuit

Carnival Corp.’s Princess Cruise Lines Ltd. failed to persuade a judge to dismiss negligence claims by 17 passengers who allege they suffered COVID-19 symptoms after being exposed to the coronavirus on a February voyage. Monday’s ruling doesn’t address the merits …

Norwegian Cruise Ship Operator SeaDream Cancels All Sailings After Virus Outbreak

Norwegian-owned cruise ship operator SeaDream Yacht Club has canceled all sailing for the remainder of 2020 after positive COVID-19 test results onboard one of its cruises, it said on Tuesday, dealing a fresh blow to the cruise industry. The decision …

Royal Caribbean Suspends Most Cruises Through Year End as COVID Cases Rise Globally

Cruise operator Royal Caribbean Group said on Monday it would stop all its cruises, excluding sailings from Singapore, through the end of the year, extending previous suspensions as coronavirus infections continue to increase globally. The company’s announcement comes days after …

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line Hit with Shareholder Lawsuit Over Coronavirus

A Palm Beach County, Florida city’s retirement plan is suing a cruise ship company for allegedly misleading it and other shareholders over the financial impact of the coronavirus on its business. The securities lawsuit has been filed by the City …

For Carnival Cruise Lines, 1920 ‘Death on the High Seas Act’ Curbs Coronavirus Damages

Carnival Corp. is poised to dramatically curb monetary damages for passengers killed by the coronavirus under the latest court decision to side with the company. If a ruling Monday by a Los Angeles federal judge is followed by others, it …

2 Cruise Lines Submit 74 Safety Steps to Convince CDC to Lift No-Sail Order

A panel set up by Royal Caribbean Group and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. said on Monday it had submitted a report to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) detailing health and safety protocols, hoping to set …

Carnival Cancels 2 Early 2021 Princess Cruises Over COVID-19 Restrictions

Carnival Corp.’s Princess Cruises said on Monday it would cancel early 2021 cruises on two ships, citing travel, border and port restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Cruise lines, hammered by a crisis that has seen some ships turn into …

U.S. Extends Ban on Cruise Ships Through September as Coronavirus Cases Rise

Federal health officials are extending the U.S. ban on cruise ships through the end of September as coronavirus infections rise in most U.S. states, including Florida. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday that it was extending a …

Warning of ‘Trivial’ Suits, Judge Dismisses Cruise Passengers’ COVID-19 Claims

A federal judge dismissed lawsuits by Grand Princess cruise ship passengers who sued for emotional distress caused by their fear of exposure to COVID-19, saying that allowing their cases to proceed would “lead to a flood of trivial suits.” Judge …