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Guidance Issued for Resuming Safe Cruise Operations in the European Union

https://www.cruiseindustrynews.com/cruise-news/23339-guidance-issued-for-resuming-safe-cruise-operations-in-the-european-union.html

MSC Gets Approval to Restart Cruising in August

https://www.cruiseindustrynews.com/cruise-news/23349-msc-gets-approval-to-restart-cruising-in-august.html

Two Costa Ships Set to Start Cruising in September in Europe

https://www.cruiseindustrynews.com/cruise-news/23363-two-costa-ships-set-to-start-cruising-in-september-in-europe.html

Buffet To Stay, But Look Different

“We will continue to have a buffet at Royal Caribbean,” commented Linken D’Souza, vice president of food and beverage operations, on a recent webinar aimed at travel agents.

The company’s iconic Windjammer venue, however, could look a bit different across the 26-ship Royal Caribbean International fleet.

Scenarios, said D’Souza, range from employee service to individual portions to individual (i.e.disposable) tongs, among many options.

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Ponant to Resume Service

When Ponant resumes service, the company will be benefiting from Bureau Veritas’ (BV) ‘Restart your Business’ suite of solutions and the ‘Safeguard’ label developed for passenger ships.

BV said it has been working with Ponant and its fleet of 11 ships, combining state-of-the-art technology and respect for the environment, to implement effective infection prevention measures.

Restart your Business with BV for passenger ships meets the specific requirements of this market addressing biological risks, as posed by COVID-19 and other infections, BV said in a prepared statement. The program provides procedures and measures to protect passengers, company personnel, and other stakeholders as operations are resumed, helping ensure that appropriate health and safety standards are put in place.

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