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CDC extends cruise line health rules until mid-January

Oct. 25, 2021 19:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials on Monday extended for nearly three more months its rules that cruise ships must follow to sail during the pandemic. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the extension makes only “minor modifications” to...

The Latest: Alabama Gov. Ivey extends help for hospitals

Oct. 09, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has extended through the end of the October a COVID-19 state of emergency that relaxes some health care regulations to help hospitals with coronavirus patients. The order was scheduled to expire Tuesday. The order was aimed at...

San Francisco to welcome cruise ships after 19-month hiatus

Oct. 08, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Cruise ships are returning to San Francisco after a 19-month hiatus brought on by the pandemic in what's sure to be a boost to the city's economy, the mayor announced Friday. The Majestic Princess will sail into the port of San Francisco Monday,...

Kraton, Hess rise; Apple, Moderna fall

Sep. 27, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Monday: Acceleron Pharma Inc., up $11.22 to $178.87. The biotechnology company is reportedly a buyout target. Carnival Corp., up 94 cents to $26.38. ...

Space Coast tourism on way to record year, despite pandemic

Sep. 26, 2021 03:14 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — When the year began, Brevard County’s tourism chief was cautiously optimistic about a comeback for his industry locally. But he never expected to see how strong the recovery has become. Space Coast Office of Tourism Executive Director Peter...

Carnival loses $2.8 billion but sees solid 2022 bookings

Sep. 24, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

Carnival Corp. lost $2.8 billion in the third quarter, but shares rose Friday after the cruise line operator said bookings for the second half of next year are running ahead of 2019 levels. Cruising investors are looking for any glimmer of hope for an industry that has...

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...