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29 September 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 20:21 GMT+2

February 14, 2020

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Royal Caribbean Cruises cancels 18 Asia cruises

Carnival also calculates the likely impact of coronavirus about his business. "Scarlet" presented in Genoa Lady" by Virgin Voyages

The alarm over the spread of coronavirus has prompted the group American cruise cruise royal Caribbean Cruises (RCL) to cancel A total of 18 cruises departing in Southeast Asia and also make changes to different cruise routes. The U.S. group specified that the measures taken restrictions on travel and other activities contain the epidemic will have an impact on financial results company's forecast for the 2020 financial year of approximately .65 dollars per share. In addition, RCL specified that if the group were to cancel all remaining Asia cruises until the end of the year. next April, cancellation, which however has not been currently expected, the further impact on the income statement of the 2020 of the group would be another 0.55 dollars per share.

It is an impact similar to that estimated by the compatriot Carnival Corporation, which has quantified in 0.55-0.65 dollars effect on 2020 financial performance if the group should suspend all its operations in Asia until the end of next April.

A new cruise line that won't have to supposedly face travel restrictions caused by the diffusion of the coronavirus, which has its epicenter in China, is Virgin Voyages by Richard Branson's Virgin group, which planned to use its first ships mainly in the Caribbean and Mediterranean. Yesterday in Genoa, in the Fincantieri to Sestri Ponente, the Scarlet was presented Lady,the first of four cruise ships commissioned from the company to the Italian naval engineering group. La Scarlet Lady,who will be employed in the Caribbean, has a size 110,000 tonnes, is 278 metres long and wide 38. Her twin, Valiant Lady,currently under construction at the same site, will be delivered in 2021, while the third and fourth units, as yet unnamed, will take the 2022 and 2023, respectively. Virgin's four ships Voyages will all be equipped with more than 1,400 cabins capable of more than 2,770 passengers, assisted by a crew 1,160 people.

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