It’s been almost nine months since Queen Mary 2 and Cunard’s other ships welcomed passengers on board – JAMES D MORGAN British cruise line Cunard has extended its pause in operations until May 2021, blaming pandemic-related travel restrictions across the globe. The Southampton-based operator has repeatedly pushed back its return, […]

We’ve had quite enough of you, 2020. With your constantly fluctuating quarantine requirements and confusingly complex lockdown rules, you’re in danger of becoming our least favourite year. But all is not lost. 2021 is in our sights, and with a host of tempting cruises leaving from Southampton, you can sail […]

SINGAPORE — First there were flights to nowhere, now there are cruises to nowhere.  This week, Singapore announced a pilot program where cruises will make round trips to the city-state with no port of call in between. Capacity would be limited to 50% and passengers must be Singapore residents. The move […]

The Life on Board gallery is made up of more than 250 exhibits A new gallery dedicated to the history of cruise travel is welcoming visitors from today as part of the reopening of National Museums Liverpool following lockdown. Life on Board, finding a permanent berth at the Merseyside Maritime […]

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Thursday related to the national and global response, the work place and the spread of the virus. ________________________ RETAIL: — Bed Bath & Beyond plans to close about 200 stores over […]