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Protagonist, Schlumberger fall; Invesco, Thermo Fisher rise

Sep. 17, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Friday: Invesco Ltd., up $1.36 to $26.25. The investment management company is reportedly in talks on a potential deal with State Street's asset-management business. ...

Carnival CEO discusses cruise lines, the pandemic, politics

Sep. 13, 2021 09:30 AM EDT

Carnival Corp., once a $21 billion company, saw revenue plunge to zero overnight last year when the pandemic shut down the cruise industry. It's CEO Arnold Donald's job to navigate uncharted waters for the cruise giant, which operates nine brands that span the globe. The...

Cunard cancels 4 cruises, delays return of the Queen Mary 2

Sep. 02, 2021 14:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Cunard Line canceled the first four scheduled trips of the Queen Mary 2 in more than a year, saying Thursday that after the long layoff during the pandemic it wants the ship’s next cruises “to be closer to home.” The four canceled sailings had been...

Cruise lines require vaccinations, tests, amid virus surge

Aug. 26, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Joel Steckler was eager for his first cruise in more than a year and a half, and he chose the ship that just two months ago became the first to accept passengers again after a long pandemic shutdown. Steckler was fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and that...

Disney reaches vaccination agreement with union workers

Aug. 24, 2021 13:53 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's Walt Disney World will now require union employees as well as non-union and salaried workers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to keep their jobs at the theme park. The company also said Wednesday it would soon require vaccines for its cruise...

1st cruise ship from California in months heads to Mexico

Aug. 21, 2021 19:34 PM EDT

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A cruise ship headed for the Mexican Riviera set sail from the Port of Long Beach on Saturday — the first cruise ship to depart from California in 17 months. The Carnival Panorama is on a seven-day voyage and will stop in the Mexican ports of...

Dock deal fuels boom in cruise ship passengers for Sitka

Aug. 18, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

SITKA, Alaska (AP) — Sitka could see nearly a half-million cruise ship visitors next year after a new docking agreement was announced with Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. The deal between the cruise line and Sitka Sound Cruise Terminal came Tuesday as one of the world’s...

Norwegian cruises challenges Florida passenger vaccine law

Aug. 06, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Norwegian Cruise Line asked a federal judge Friday to block a Florida law prohibiting cruise companies from demanding that passengers show written proof of coronavirus vaccination before they board a ship. Norwegian contends the “vaccine...

Coast Guard: 6 dead in Alaska sightseeing plane crash

Aug. 05, 2021 23:51 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A sightseeing plane crashed Thursday in southeast Alaska, killing all six people on board, the U.S. Coast Guard said. The plane's emergency alert beacon was activated around 11:20 a.m. when the plane crashed in the area of Misty Fjords National...

6 people test positive for COVID-19 after Caribbean cruise

Jul. 30, 2021 12:58 PM EDT

Six passengers who sailed on a Royal Caribbean ship tested positive for COVID-19 near the end of their cruise and were immediately quarantined, the company said Friday. The passengers – four adults and two minors – were on the Adventure of the Seas ship for a 7-day...