Ships Monthly - September 2020
English | 68 pages | PDF
In all of the past few issues of Ships Monthly I have written about the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, and it continues to be felt in the cruise industry perhaps more keenly than anywhere else in the shipping world. Ferry services are gradually returning, albeit with precautions for travellers, and enormous new container ships have been making their debuts at Southampton. However, cruising seems to be different, and so far the economic downturn caused by the pandemic has seen Pullmantur and, more recently, Cruise & Maritime Voyages, go out of business. CMV operated several historic cruise ships, which are now mostly laid up in Tilbury, and we wait to fi nd out what fate holds for them. It is possible some will follow the Pullmantur ships Sovereign and Monarch, signifi cant vessels when fi rst introduced by Royal Caribbean, but which were sent to the breakers in July with little notice and less ceremony. Times remain challenging for us all, so your continued support of Ships Monthly is welcome. To get your copy every month, I strongly advise you take out a subscription, as there are some great offers. Go to the Kelsey Media website for details: shop.kelsey.co.uk/subscription/SMO.