Cruise Lines Carnival Corporation Announces Layoffs a Week After Revealing Planned Return Company was not eligible for a government bailout. Carnival Plans August Return—4 Days After Congress Initiated Investigations Into the Company Carnival is planning to partially return to the open seas on Aug. 1 after the CDC's No Sail Order lifts. How Is the Cruise Industry Handling the Coronavirus Crisis? Some cruise lines have suspended operations—but not all customers are rushing to cancel their voyages. Virgin Voyages to Start Cruising in March Despite Coronavirus Richard Branson's millennial-friendly cruise line is already facing rough seas. Oprah, Gwyneth and Martha Hit the High Seas With Their Branded Cruise Lines Oprah, Gwyneth Paltrow and Martha Stewart are all releasing branded cruise lines. Cruise Industry Expects 32 Million Passengers in 2020 The number of people taking a cruise has increased 67.5 % over the last decade, according to CLIA. Norwegian Cruise Line Is Ditching Plastic Water Bottles It's just the start of eliminating disposable items, the CEO says. Cruise Lines Pledge $1 Million Each for Hurricane Dorian Relief Efforts One company will also focus on semi-permanent housing for those affected.