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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...

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...

Travel stocks roar back a day after virus-fueled sell-off

Jul. 20, 2021 13:42 PM EDT

Travel stocks bounced back Tuesday, a day after jitters over rising coronavirus cases caused a broad market slump that hit airlines, cruise lines and hotels especially hard. In midday trading, shares of American Airlines were up 6%, while Delta Air Lines, United Airlines...

Zoom, Royal Caribbean fall; Cytokinetics, SPX Flow rise

Jul. 19, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Monday: Royal Caribbean Group, down $2.88 to $69.51. Cruise lines and other travel-related companies fell over concerns that pandemic is worsening in hotspots around the world. ...

Royal Caribbean opens cruise ship to house visiting rescuers

Jul. 02, 2021 15:08 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — With housing options dwindling, a cruise ship will host hundreds of rescuers pouring into South Florida from across the country as the search for victims continues at a fallen 12-story condominium building near Miami. Royal Caribbean cruise lines said it...

Disney delays test cruise over 'inconsistent' virus results

Jun. 28, 2021 14:16 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Disney Cruise Line is postponing its first test cruise since the pandemic brought the cruise industry to a standstill after a handful of participants had inconsistent test results for COVID-19, the company said Monday. The Disney Dream had...

1st post-pandemic cruise ship from US sails away

Jun. 26, 2021 19:05 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The first cruise ship to leave a U.S. port since the coronavirus pandemic brought the industry to a 15-month standstill sailed away on Saturday with nearly all vaccinated passengers on board. Celebrity Edge departed Fort Lauderdale, Florida,...

1st cruise ship to sail from US as industry seeks comeback

Jun. 25, 2021 11:55 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The first cruise ship to board passengers at a U.S. port in 15 months is set to sail Saturday from the industry’s South Florida hub in a symbolic stride toward normalcy that will be watched closely by health experts as vaccines curb the coronavirus' spread in the country. ...