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#2341 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 05 May 2020 - 07:26 AM

Norwegian Cruise Line says there's 'substantial doubt' about its ability to continue as a 'going concern'

 

https://www.cnbc.com...ce=twitter|main

 

i think they will manage.  as stated over and over again in this thread the cruise industry is very profitable.  new ship-building is at an all-time high. 

 

at least 40 brand new ships are being built or are planned to come onboard by 2025:  https://www.bolsover....com/new-ships/

 

that adds to the only 61 that are in service now.

 

 

 

 

 

so when they get back on two feet they will be making lots of money again.  so it's not like bankrupt companies will sell ships for scrap.  they will find money or buyers or someone to the rescue.


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 05 May 2020 - 07:29 AM.


#2342 Mike K.

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Posted 05 May 2020 - 08:06 AM

Yeah! Saudi Arabia!


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Posted 06 May 2020 - 06:34 AM

Carnival Cruise Line intends to resume part of its North American service on August 1.



#2344 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 10 May 2020 - 03:08 AM

Norwegian Cruise Line says there's 'substantial doubt' about its ability to continue as a 'going concern'

https://www.cnbc.com...ce=twitter|main


as expected investors are very bullish on cruise lines. they snapped their fingers and found $2.3 billion.

https://www.globenew...ansactions.html

#2345 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 13 May 2020 - 09:25 AM

Ogden Point Breakwater will reopen to the public at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 20 with new COVID-19 rules in place.

 

 

Visitors will be asked to stay at least two metres away from others, walk in single file and keep children and pets close. Anyone who is not feeling well is asked to stay home, and the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority is recommending that visitors wear masks.

 

 

 

https://www.timescol...ules-1.24134324

 

 

The breakwater normally sees more than 450,000 visits every year, it said.

 

 

^ which is really is what our art gallery should see if it was placed somewhere decent.


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#2346 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 14 May 2020 - 04:34 AM

The harbour authority has experienced at least a 70% drop in revenue and has laid off 23 staff, said Robertson, noting cruises bring more than $130 million to the local economy.

 

As cruise bookings evaporate for this summer, the harbour authority is contacting other businesses, hoping to attract different types of vessels to Ogden Point, he said. For example, if a large vessel arrives in Victoria for repair and needs a place to dock, it could come to Ogden Point.

 

Robertson said the harbour authority is watching to see what other ports do around the globe, hoping to learn from them as they open before Victoria.

 

 

https://www.timescol...ason-1.24134920


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#2347 Nparker

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Posted 29 May 2020 - 08:06 AM

Local cruise ship season has been killed by the feds: https://www.timescol...neau-1.24143300



#2348 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 29 May 2020 - 08:32 AM

Large cruise ships won't be able to dock at any of Canada's ports until at least the fall as the federal government extends its safety measure to limit the number of cases of the novel coronavirus in Canada.

Transport Minister Marc Garneau announced the extension during a news conference on Friday morning. In March, Ottawa had announced a ban on cruise ships carrying more than 500 passengers until July 1.

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Posted 29 May 2020 - 08:35 AM

Large cruise ships won't be able to dock at any of Canada's ports until at least the fall as the federal government extends its safety measure to limit the number of cases of the novel coronavirus in Canada.

Transport Minister Marc Garneau announced the extension during a news conference on Friday morning. In March, Ottawa had announced a ban on cruise ships carrying more than 500 passengers until July 1.

 

After July 1, cruise ships with overnight capacity in excess of 100 passengers will be prohibited from Canadian waters until October 31, 2020



#2350 Nparker

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Posted 29 May 2020 - 08:42 AM

After July 1, cruise ships with overnight capacity in excess of 100 passengers will be prohibited from Canadian waters until October 31, 2020

This should allow the Victoria Clipper and the Coho - since they do not have overnight capacity - to resume service, assuming the Province gives them the OK and the border re-opens.



#2351 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 29 May 2020 - 08:42 AM

large cruise ship passengers won’t be permitted to use the fort street post office either.

although there is unsubstantiated rumours about an alternate use for that site anyway.

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 29 May 2020 - 08:43 AM.

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#2352 Nparker

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Posted 29 May 2020 - 08:43 AM

Post offices discriminate on the basis of a person's size and mode of transportation?



#2353 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 29 May 2020 - 02:56 PM

Cruise ship traffic is only a small part of B.C.’s tourism industry, which has been brought to a standstill by restrictions that still call for essential travel only between communities.

 

 

https://www.vicnews....ive-across-b-c/

 

A major part of the province's tourism sector, Victoria's cruise ship industry alone employs 1,000 people and brings in $130 million a year. The suspension is expected to trigger a $70-million hit to the local economy. 

 

 

https://www.cbc.ca/n...le-up-1.5497399


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 29 May 2020 - 02:56 PM.


#2354 Mike K.

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Posted 30 May 2020 - 06:01 AM

$70 million hit? That’s a week’s worth of home sales, in terms of numbers.

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#2355 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 01 July 2020 - 06:18 AM

Campbell River’s defunct cruise ship terminal to undergo evaluation for future plans

https://www.vicnews....r-future-plans/

With no cruise ship coming through, the $16million terminal has been a white elephant for over 13 years



#2356 todd

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Posted 01 July 2020 - 10:09 AM

Campbell River’s defunct cruise ship terminal to undergo evaluation for future plans
https://www.vicnews....r-future-plans/
With no cruise ship coming through, the $16million terminal has been a white elephant for over 13 years


There’s so much to do in Campbell River.

#2357 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 01 July 2020 - 10:10 AM

you’d think they would have had a back up plan if ships never came. or a usage for the other 341 or 354 days of the year even if they did.

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 01 July 2020 - 10:11 AM.


#2358 Mike K.

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Posted 01 July 2020 - 10:44 AM

You would think the hundreds of similar projects that are built with taxpayer funding would have backup plans.
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#2359 Rob Randall

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Posted 31 July 2020 - 10:01 PM

One of the first cruise ships in the world to resume sailing since the coronavirus-caused worldwide halt to departures in March is experiencing an outbreak of the illness that has already sent people to the hospital.

Norwegian expedition cruise company Hurtigruten late Friday said four crew members from the 535-passenger Roald Amundsen were admitted to the University Hospital of North Norway in Tromsø, Norway, earlier in the day after the vessel docked in the city.

 

 

 

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#2360 todd

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Posted 01 August 2020 - 04:19 PM

You would think the hundreds of similar projects that are built with taxpayer funding would have backup plans.


Canada has been around for over 150 years Mike.

 



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