Norwegian cancels all Asia summer cruises amid coronavirus outbreak

USAToday.com Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings announced Thursday it would cancel all voyages in Asia across its three cruise brands through the summer months due to the coronavirus outbreak, and that it will temporarily remove the company’s ships from the region.© Getty LISBON, PORTUGAL – OCTOBER 20: Norwegian Pearl, a Jewel class cruise ship of Norwegian Cruise Line, sails on the TagusContinue reading “Norwegian cancels all Asia summer cruises amid coronavirus outbreak”

Richard Branson launches Scarlet Lady, Virgin’s luxury, adults-only cruise ship

CNN.com Richard Branson is sailing into new waters with the launch of his first cruise liner, making a bold pitch to younger travelers at an undeniably awkward time for the industry. The Virgin founder launched the Scarlet Lady on Friday, hoping its modern design and adults-only rule will prompt younger vacationers to take a fresh look at cruises.Continue reading “Richard Branson launches Scarlet Lady, Virgin’s luxury, adults-only cruise ship”

Is it safe to visit Italy after the coronavirus outbreak?

CNN.com The novel coronavirus may have originated in Wuhan, China, but it’s since spread to more than 30 countries across the world. Despite significant efforts to contain the virus, the number of cases outside Asia have shot up over the past week, with Italy currently experiencing the largest outbreak in Europe. During a press briefing on Tuesday, Angelo Borrelli,Continue reading “Is it safe to visit Italy after the coronavirus outbreak?”

Amtrak moves toward airline-style pricing on its lowest train fares

USAToday.com Amtrak passengers who pay for the lowest train fares will not be able to receive a refund if they cancel, and others will pay a fee for changes made within 14 days of travel. The new fare structure will take effect on March 1, bringing the national passenger railroad closer to airline-style pricing. Amtrak’sContinue reading “Amtrak moves toward airline-style pricing on its lowest train fares”