Carnival Cruise Lines reported a 'smooth debark' for Carnival Magic Sunday morning at its Galveston homeport. US public health officials boarded the ship shortly after its 4:30 a.m. arrival to conduct a final screening of the lab worker who may have processed Ebola samples in early October; additionally, a blood test confirmed she was not infected.
Oct. 20 update: CLIA posted a news release on its website about Ebola screening, dated Oct. 19.
Cruise Lines International Association on Friday told Seatrade Insider it now recommends additional 'contact screening,' on top of travel history screening, and denial of boarding for anyone who had physical contact with, or helped care for, a person with Ebola within 21 days before embarking a cruise.
A colorful antique Bajan bus adventure and a one-of-a-kind maritime facility, Blackwoods Screw Dock in the historic Bridgetown area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, are two new excursion offerings from Foster & Ince Cruise Services.
Carnival Magic—carrying a quarantined woman who worked at a Texas hospital lab that conducted Ebola testing—has missed Friday's scheduled call at Cozumel after Mexican authorities failed to grant clearance.
Senior executive Dietmar Wertanzl has given his resignation and will be leaving FleetPro Passenger Ship Management at the end of November, the company said.
Total ships: 31
Total berths: 100,075
Total Order Book Value:$23,939,948,000.00
Average Price Per Berth:$267,583