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  • Holland America Line passengers may not be able to serve themselves food when the cruise line’s ships return to service, Holland America Group executive Christy Oakland stated on Tuesday throughout an internal conference call, of which Business Insider got a recording.
  • Royal Caribbean International is considering a similar idea.
  • The prospective shift away from self-serve dining comes after COVID-19 spread rapidly amongst guests on some cruise ships earlier this year.
  • ” It is still early while doing so and months before we cruise again, so we have actually not announced any particular modifications at this point as we continue to coordinate carefully with the CDC and other health authorities,” a Carnival Corp. representative informed Business Expert.
  • ” Our treatments are under advancement,” a Holland America representative stated. “When settled, we will make the information available.”
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Holland America Line might get rid of self-serve buffets, at least momentarily, when the cruise line’s ships return to service, said Christy Oakland, a Holland America Group executive, throughout a Tuesday conference call with Holland America Line salesmen. I think that it’s rather possible, at least initially when we come out,” Oakland, who according to her LinkedIn profile is the vice president of international contact center operations for Holland America Group, stated after she was asked if guests in Holland America’s Lido Market dining areas would no longer be able to serve themselves when cruises resume.

Royal Caribbean International might likewise do away with self-serve buffets when its ships return to service, CEO Michael Bayley has said

” Our treatments are under advancement,” a Holland America representative said. “When finalized, we will make the information available.”

The move far from self-serve dining comes after COVID-19 spread rapidly amongst passengers in close contact on some cruise ships previously this year. Carnival is likewise considering a short-lived constraint on the variety of guests enabled on its ships, two sources near the matter informed Organisation Expert in April.

The international spread of COVID-19 has shut down the cruise market given that March, leading Carnival and its two biggest competitors, Royal Caribbean Cruises and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, to undergo layoffs, furloughs, and pay cuts in current months. Norwegian said earlier in May that it had substantial doubts about its ability to make it through the next year.

Carnival raised $6.4 billion in debt and equity in April, and CEO Arnold Donald said that month that the company had enough money to survive a scenario in which it makes no revenue for the rest of this year. Carnival prepares to return some ships to service in August

Are you a present or recent worker of Carnival or another cruise company? Do you have a viewpoint on how your company or the market as a whole has dealt with COVID-19? Email this press reporter at mmatousek@businessinsider.com You can also connect on Signal at 646-768-4712 or email this press reporter’s encrypted address at mmatousek@protonmail.com

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