Articles by tag: cruises

The 4 Biggest Questions Facing the Cruise Industry

In many ways, cruise ships were one of the first places where many of us saw the effects of COVID-19. Our understanding of the virus was in its infancy, but suddenly images of passengers stranded for weeks on these ships began to appear on the evening news. What began as an exciting adventure for…

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Restarting Cruises Has Been a Game of ‘Operational Whack-a-Mole’

(Bloomberg) — David Hakimian, 58, an oncologist from the Chicago area, was looking forward to a week of lazy days on Caribbean beaches when he boarded Windstar’s 312-passenger, recently stretched-out Star Breeze—only to find he’d instead be spending a week almost entirely at sea. In Iceland, passengers on the Viking Sky consoled themselves with meals…

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Cruise Industry to Set Sail In 2021, As CDC Signals Reopening At Sea

Since the onset of COVID, the cruise industry has been one of the hospitality & tourism sectors hit the hardest, struggling to adapt to CDC guidelines, protect its workers & travelers, and survive without mass hemorrhaging. This hit bore out in the numbers; in late 2020, a CLIA report estimated that pausing cruise operations caused…

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CDC Guidelines “Really Not Workable” According to Carnival CEO

U.S. cruises could resume by mid-summer with restrictions, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. Carnival Chief Executive Officer Arnold Donald said the agency’s restrictions were “not workable,” and that the company considered setting its ships to sail from outside the U.S. Donald spoke with Bloomberg’s Carol Massar.   Donald: The CDC, I think,…

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CDC Says Cruises Possible by Mid-Summer as Tensions Boil Over

(Bloomberg) — U.S. cruises could resume by mid-summer with restrictions, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday after Carnival Corp., the largest operator, threatened to relocate ships to other markets. The agency’s signal sent shares of cruise companies rising in after-market trading, with Carnival gaining as much as 4.9%. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd….

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Carnival CEO Comments on the Current State of the Cruise Industry

Carnival Corp. Chief Executive Officer Arnold Donald expressed optimism for recovery in the cruise industry, citing pent-up demand from regular cruisers. Donald spoke with Bloomberg’s Ed Hammond about these topics and more. Watch or read the transcript below. — Donald: We [Carnival] have a nice liquidity runway, we’re at the point where we still have…

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Touchless Travel: Have Our Travel Behaviors Changed Permanently?

Driven by consumer desires for new experiences, innovative technologies and environmental impacts – travel is changing. Host Sarah Dandashy explores the technologies and logistics that power travel and the brands that build unforgettable experiences.   While most suitcases didn’t make it out of the closet in 2020, there’s optimism at the next stop in the travel industry….

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Construction of the HPC Data Center is Prime Destination for AI Progression
May 17, 2024

As digital infrastructure continues to evolve, the strategic development of data centers is crucial. A recent update from Applied Digital celebrates the progress of the company’s HPC Data Center in Ellendale, North Dakota, positioning it as a pivotal player in the advancement of AI technologies. Highlighted in this special video is the HPC Data…

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Nick Phillips of Applied Digital talks community engagement
Community Engagement is Key for Companies Aiming to Support and Impact Local Communities
May 17, 2024

Corporate responsibility is under the microscope but Applied Digital readily stands out for its positive impact on local communities. As part of the broader discussion on community engagement and economic development, there are several things companies can do to contribute to local prosperity. For a special episode for Applied Digital, Nick Phillips, EVP of…

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Ellendale HPC Datacenter
Ellendale HPC Datacenter
May 17, 2024

The shell of our groundbreaking Ellendale HPC Datacenter is nearly complete! With each panel and beam, we’re closer to launching a hub with unmatched AI capabilities, designed for high-density computing. Watch as we shape the future of AI infrastructure

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Sunstone Partners’ 2024 planning and strategy
Sunstone Partners Offsite 2024
May 17, 2024

Sunstone Partners’ 2024 planning and strategy meeting was held offsite in Calistoga, CA this year.  During the event the team bonded in fun activities like wine making and fantastic meals.  On the business side, there was reflection on the significant accomplishments of the team for the year, as well as focusing on upcoming goals…

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