How the ban on Russian oil imports could impact gas prices, Russia's war in Ukraine
Helima Croft, head of Commodity Strategy at RBC Capital Markets, joins "CBS Mornings" to discuss the Biden administration's ban on oil imports from Russia, and how it could impact the U.S. economy and Russia's war in Ukraine.news.yahoo.com
CDC extends Covid restrictions for cruise ship industry to January
People come out to watch the new Carnival Cruise Line ship Mardi Gras as it departs on its maiden voyage, a seven-day cruise to the Caribbean from Port Canaveral, Florida on July 31, 2021. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention extended into January restrictions on the cruise ship industry that were set to expire next week, citing concerns over the highly contagious delta variant and breakthrough cases among vaccinated travelers. The CDC has allowed cruise ships to operate with conditions since October 2020, requiring masks onboard and vaccinations or testing of passengers and crew, among other safety precautions. "However, CDC decided to temporarily extend the Order due to the continued spread of the Delta variant." Cruise lines that fail to secure a Covid-19 Conditional Sailing Certificate from the CDC will be barred from operating in U.S. waters.cnbc.com
Carnival Cruise Line will issue new mask and COVID-19 testing mandates for passengers
The resurgence of COVID-19 won’t alter the return of Carnival Cruise Line’s voyages, but the Doral-based cruise line plans to issue mask and testing mandates for its passengers, Carnival announced Wednesday.news.yahoo.com
This Week in South Florida Full Episode: April 11, 2021
On the latest episode of This Week in South Florida, hosts Michael Putney and Glenna Milberg are joined by Carnival Cruise Line President Christine Duffy, Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar, Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava and Broward County Mayor Steve Geller.
With cruises halted, PortMiami keeps it head above water
With cruises halted, PortMiami keeps it head above waterWritten by Jesse Scheckner on February 9, 2021AdvertisementAs the pandemic rages on, passenger ships remain harbored at PortMiami. The port would run into money troubles, Mr. Ostertholt said late last year, if cruise ships weren’t sailing at full capacity by April 19. A worst-case scenario in which passenger ships remain docked for two-plus years would see the port lose $285.5 million in previously guaranteed revenue. In exchange for the bailout, Miami-Dade asked only that cruise lines still guarantee vessel calls at PortMiami, maintain passenger volumes here relative to other US ports and possibly meet other requirements “on a cruise line by cruise line basis,” Mr. Osterholt wrote. MSC Cruises, which in 2019 inked a 62-year, multibillion-dollar deal with the county, including plans for a $300 million “mega terminal” that will also serve Disney ships, canceled cruises through April 30 or later.miamitodaynews.com
Carnival Cruise Line cancels more Florida trips
MIAMI – Carnival Cruise Line says it’s canceling its remaining cruises scheduled for November out of two Florida ports, as well as five cruises from Australia at the beginning of next year. The cruise line had previously announced it was canceling for the rest of the year all U.S. cruises except for trips out of Port Miami and Port Canaveral in Central Florida. But Monday’s announcement nixed trips in November on the six ships operating out of the two Florida ports. The cruise line says it is also notifying guests that five cruises on Carnival Splendor out of Sydney, Australia, next January and February have been canceled.
Carnival cancels most 2020 US cruises as CDC extends ban
FILE - In this April 4, 2020 file photo, workers perform maintenance on the Carnival cruise line ship Carnival Magic while it is docked at Port Canaveral, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Carnival Cruise Line is canceling most U.S. sailings through the end of this year. The company said Thursday it is canceling sailings from all ports except its home ports of Miami and Port Canaveral, Florida. The CDC said it knows of 3,689 reported coronavirus cases and 41 deaths linked to cruises in U.S. waters between March and September. Carnival rival Norwegian Cruise Line said Thursday that it hasn’t canceled any scheduled cruises and remains optimistic it can resume U.S. operations soon. Norwegian is listing November cruises from Florida to the Bahamas and New York to Bermuda on its website.
This cruise stock may be a 'short-term opportunity' despite 80% drop, trader says
The announcement came one day after Carnival Corp. subsidiary Carnival Cruise Line said eight of its ships would resume service starting on Aug. 1. Carnival shares have lost over 74% year to date, while Royal Caribbean shares have fallen over 72%. "I really don't think they're going to come back anytime soon," she said, likening a cruise ship to "a floating petri dish." "[The] decline in Norwegian today might actually provide a very, very short-term opportunity for the stock to bounce a little bit. Disclosure: Shay owns shares of Carnival Corp. and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings.cnbc.com
Carnival Cruise Line says it will sail again Aug. 1, a week after coronavirus no-sail order due to expire
Carnival Cruise Line announced plans Monday to resume service beginning Aug. 1, despite concerns from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that cruise ship travel "exacerbates the global spread of Covid-19." Representatives of Carnival cruise line and owner Carnival Corp. did not immediately respond to CNBC's request for comment. In early March, as the virus spread rapidly among some cruise passengers, the State Department warned Americans against traveling by cruise ship. "CDC will continue to work with cruise lines to ensure all necessary public health procedures are in place when cruise lines do begin regular sailing." The committee, which says it has jurisdiction over maritime transportation issues, described cruise ships as "a fertile breeding ground for infectious diseases."cnbc.com
Cruise ships dock at Port Everglades; critically ill passengers will be taken to Broward Health
Thirteen passengers and one crew member will be taken to Broward Health Medical Center for treatment, while 26 passengers will be staying on board to be quarantined for 14 days. The ship will not remain at the port for that entire time, officials say, but crew will be staying on board. Of the 1,211 passengers deemed fit for travel, most will be taken to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport to board chartered flights back home on Friday, said Port Everglades’ Alinda Montfort. We’re thankful to the people of Broward County,” Rick de Pinho, of New Jersey, said. De Pinho and his wife were on a two week South American voyage on the Zaandam ship when the new coronavirus began spreading on their ship.
Officials reject Carnival’s entry plan for 2 ships to come to Port Everglades
The ships can’t dock at Port Everglades or even enter U.S. waters until unified command approves the cruise line’s entry plan, which has to include measures to keep the passengers away from the general population in Broward County. Unified command is made up of members from the U.S. Coast Guard and Florida Department of Health. We have over 300 U.S. citizens, fellow Americans, on the ships,” Broward County Mayor Dale Holness said. Both vessels are on their way to Port Everglades, but on Tuesday unified command rejected Carnival’s entry plan. Holness said meetings regarding the ships plans are ongoing, with Carnival and unified command sending documents back and forth and working to solidify an entry plan by Thursday.
Boats and whoas: 2 cruise ships collide while docking
COZUMEL, Mexico – Two Carnival cruise ships collided while docking in a Cozumel port, video shows. As the Carnival Glory cruise ship was maneuvering to dock, its rear struck the front of the Carnival Legend while it also waited to dock. Two Carnival Cruise Line passenger ships collided with people aboard while at port in Cozumel. The ships seaworthiness was not impacted while Carnival personnel assess the entirety of the damage, Stromfeld said. Guests were allowed to disembark the ship to spend the day at the port as planned, Stromfeld said.
2 Carnival Cruise ships collide in Cozumel, Mexico; at least 1 person injured
Two Carnival Cruise ships collided near the port of Cozumel, Mexico, on Friday morning, causing damage to at least one of the ships and at least one reported injury, according to the company. "Carnival Glory was maneuvering to dock when it made contact with Carnival Legend which was already alongside," a spokesperson for the company wrote in an emailed statement. Carnival Cruise Line is an international cruise line and the largest one globally, according to the trade publication Cruise Market Watch. Eight ships from various cruise lines were scheduled to dock at the Port of Cozumel on Friday. The Carnival Glory, which left its home port in New Orleans on Sunday, was scheduled to dock in the port at 10 a.m Friday, while the Carnival Legend was scheduled to dock at 8 a.m.cnbc.com
Consumer data, a key inflation measure, earnings: 3 things to watch for in the markets on Friday
Consumer dataWe'll get consumer spending and personal income economic data on Friday. Consumer spending data will come out at 8:30 a.m. from the Commerce Department. Key inflation measureThe Bureau of Economic Analysis releases the latest core personal consumption expenditures (PCE) price index, a key inflation gauge on Friday. Economists polled by Dow Jones are expecting Core PCE rose 0.1% in November, the same reading as October. The core PCE price index rose 1.7% on a year-on-year basis in October and has fallen short of its target this year.cnbc.com
Oasis-class ship Anthem of the Seas avoids St Kitts new cruise pier
Basseterre, St Kitts The 4,905 -passenger Oasis-Class Anthem of the Seas, refused to dock at St Kitts multi-million dollar second cruise-ship pier, specifically designed and built to accommodate Oasis-class ships. The EC$150 million pier was constructed to berth two Oasis-class ships at the same time, but when the Anthem of the Seas on Monday morning, it avoided berthing at the new pier. One other ship, the Britannia of P&O Cruises joined the Anthem of the Seas at the older pier. Based on information printed in the 2019/2020 cruise ship itinerary, Costa Cruises, Cruise & Maritime Voyages, Plantours and TUI which had Port Zante on the 2018/2019 schedule have dropped St Kitts completely from the 2019/2020 itinerary. Also missing from the 2019/2020 St Kitts cruise ship itinerary are TUI Cruises 2,534 passenger Mein Schiff 5 and Mein Schiff 6, which have a capacity of 2,534 passengers per ship.sflcn.com
Carnival Has More Sexual Assault Reports Than Any Other Cruise Line, Statistics Show
A Norwegian Cruise Line employee allegedly used a master key to enter a stateroom and sexually assaulted an 11-year-old girl around the same time. For years, sexual assault has been the most frequently reported crime on cruise ships despite cruise lines' attempts to silence victims, hinder investigations, and help perpetrators flee. Carnival, the largest cruise line, has consistently reported the most incidents of sexual assault since at least 2016. Of the 35 sexual assault cases reported by cruise lines for the third quarter of 2019, 20 were reported on Carnival ships. During the same period last year, 21 sexual assaults were reported by cruise lines 14 by Carnival alone.browardpalmbeach.com
Carnival Has More Sexual Assault Reports Than Any Other Cruise Line, Statistics Show
A Norwegian Cruise Line employee allegedly used a master key to enter a stateroom and sexually assaulted an 11-year-old girl around the same time. For years, sexual assault has been the most frequently reported crime on cruise ships despite cruise lines' attempts to silence victims, hinder investigations, and help perpetrators flee. Carnival, the largest cruise line, has consistently reported the most incidents of sexual assault since at least 2016. Of the 35 sexual assault cases reported by cruise lines for the third quarter of 2019, 20 were reported on Carnival ships. During the same period last year, 21 sexual assaults were reported by cruise lines 14 by Carnival alone.miaminewtimes.com
Hurricane Dorian on Labor Day? What you need to know
Spencer Platt/Getty Images(CNN) - Vacationers headed to Florida for the Labor Day holiday and the unofficial close of summer are in for a nerve-racking weekend. Getting out of the storm's path will be tricky, as its path is still unpredictable with four days to meander over very warm water. FlightsAmerican Airlines has issued a comprehensive list of Florida destinations that may be affected by the storm. The carriers have posted those details on their web sites and will update with new destinations as the storm's path evolves. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, one of Central Florida's most popular tourist destinations, is monitoring the storm's path and may move its Mobile Launch Platform inside.
Crew member falls off Carnival cruise ship near Cuba
Jose Medina/TwitterMIAMI - The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a crew member who fell off a Carnival cruise ship. A statement from Carnival Cruise Line said a crew member on the Carnival Victory "was witnessed going overboard" while the ship was returning to Miami. The Coast Guard said the 37-year-old man fell overboard about 30 miles northwest of Cuba. A Coast Guard cutter and airplane are searching for the man. The Carnival Victory was returning to Miami from a four-day Caribbean cruise.