Carnival’s Second-Quarter Loss Was Much Worse Than Predicted

The immediate future isn’t looking like smooth sailing either. Cruise ship operator Carnival (NYSE:CCL) reported its earnings hit an iceberg in the second quarter, as the coronavirus pandemic caused it to swing to a much worse than expected loss for the period. Even the company adjusted for $2 billion in impairment charges, the loss was…

American Torpedoes Killed More Than 83,000 Japanese Soldiers Before They Even Left Their Troopshipsw

Click here to read the full article.Japan had serious difficulties deploying her manpower, and a few examples illustrate some of the worst events. Tatusta Maru was a sleek, 13-year-old, 21-knot passenger liner of 16,955 tons. When she departed Japan in February 1943 with reinforcements for Truk, a submarine torpedoed her. She took down all hands, 1,481 passengers…

Cruise lines to voluntarily suspend operations at US ports until mid-September

The move comes as the CDC’s no-sail order is set to expire in July. June 19, 2020, 9:22 PM3 min read Cruise lines will voluntarily suspend operations at U.S. ports until mid-September, citing health concerns amid the COVID-19 outbreak. A trade organization that represents major cruise lines, like Royal Caribbean and Carnival Cruise Lines, said…

Helly Hansen Draws on History For Latest Archive-Inspired Collection

For the third instalment of its HH-118389225-203 archive line, Helly Hansen has again dived deep into its brand history to take inspiration from the myriad of performance-led sailing apparel it’s become renowned for. Dropping in Spring/Summer 2021, this latest HH-118389225 “ARCHIVE” offering is the embodiment of the brand’s rich past, merging it with a modern,…

Native Americans Voyaged to Polynesia Long Prior To Europeans Reached the Americas, DNA Study Shows

Sunrise at the Tongariki site on Easter Island.Image: Andres Moreno-EstradaIndigenous South Americans reached islands in the South Pacific some 300 years before Christopher Columbus landed in the Americas, according to new genetic evidence.New genetic research published today in Nature links indigenous South Americans to Polynesian Islanders. Incredibly, it seems a group from what is today…

Hugh Downs, whose broadcasting career spanned a century, dies at 99

He was a host on ABC’s “20/20” for 20 years. July 2, 2020, 11:26 PM8 min read Hugh Downs, the omnipresent broadcaster whose career spanned more than half a century, including 20 years on ABC’s “20/20,” has died at age 99. Downs died on Wednesday in his home in Scottsdale, Arizona, according to a statement…

Carnival CEO Sees Opportunity for Cruising in Europe This Summertime

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Dream Cruises to be ‘first cruise line in the world’ to resume operations in July amid coronavirus

Asian cruise line Dream Cruises announced Monday, amid the coronavirus pandemic, that some of its cruise operations will restart in July.According to a press release from parent company Genting Cruise Lines, the restart will begin with two- and three-night “Taiwan Island-Hopping” itineraries on Dream Cruises’ Explorer Dream starting July 26.“After months of detailed planning with the authorities to ensure the…

US tries to seize four Iranian tankers sailing towards Venezuela

US federal prosecutors are seeking to seize four tankers sailing towards Venezuela with gasoline supplied by Iran, the latest attempt to disrupt ever-closer trade ties between the two heavily-sanctioned anti-US allies. The civil-forfeiture complaint filed late on Wednesday in the District of Columbia federal court alleges the sale was arranged by a businessman, Mahmoud Madanipour,…

Three business stopped marketing on Tucker Carlson’s TV program

Popular Information published an article about three companies that publicly stated support for Black Lives Matter but at the same time advertised on dog whistling virtuoso Tucker Carlson’s Fox News program: Disney, T-Mobile, and Papa John’s. But soon after the article ran, all three companies released statements saying they would no longer advertise on the…