Vacations

Passengers boards a Casco Bay Lines ferry bound for Peaks Island, Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Portland, Maine. State officials reported more cases of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
July 31, 2020 - 12:56 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Families trying to squeeze in a summer vacation before school starts better do some homework on COVID-19 restrictions before loading up the minivan. The web of state and local quarantines is growing more tangled by the day: New York, New Jersey and Connecticut have ordered...
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Passengers walk past a coronavirus face coverings sign at the North Terminal of Gatwick Airport near Crawley, just south of London, Wednesday, July 22, 2020. With all schools now closed, Friday would normally be the busiest departure day of the year for London’s Gatwick Airport with families heading off to the sun-soaked beaches in southern Europe. Not this year as the coronavirus pandemic has meant many have opted against making their annual summer migration to countries like Spain and Greece. Gatwick would in any normal year be expecting to fly some 85,000 holidaymakers on Friday alone. It expects less than 10,000 passenger departures on Friday. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
July 24, 2020 - 7:37 am
LONDON (AP) — The air would normally be full of anticipation with kids excitedly planning the coming two weeks and parents anxiously making sure everyone gets on the flight. The first Friday after schools in Britain close for the summer is always one of the busiest for the country’s airports as...
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A sign in Myrtle Beach, S.C., Thursday, June 18, 2020, asks people to maintain social distancing on the beach. People are flocking to South Carolina's beaches for vacation after being cooped up by COVID-19 for months. But the virus is taking no vacation as the state has rocketed into the top five in the country in cases divided by population. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins)
June 23, 2020 - 11:31 am
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — The elevator doors opened and inside were 10 people crammed into a space no bigger than a closet, none of them wearing a mask. In bathing suits, they walked out of the hotel, across the pool deck and into the sand in what is fast becoming South Carolina's hot spot for...
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In this Wednesday, June 10, 2020, photo, Cod Cove Inn owners Ted and Jill Hugger show a draft of a compliance form that inn owners may be required to have out-of-state guests sign before being allowed to check in at their inn in Edgecomb, Maine. The form is part of the "Keep Maine Healthy" plan the state is proposing to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Residents of New Hampshire and Vermont would be exempt. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
June 19, 2020 - 6:37 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Homebound travelers desperate to venture out for the first time since the pandemic are confronting a vacation landscape this summer that may require coronavirus tests for the family and even quarantines. States from Maine to Hawaii are trying to strike a balance between...
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A tourist fishes from the shore in Cancun, Mexico, Thursday, June 11, 2020. An irony of the coronavirus pandemic is that the idyllic beach vacation in Mexico in the brochures really does exist now: the white sand beaches are sparkling clean and empty on the Caribbean coast. (AP Photo/Victor Ruiz)
June 14, 2020 - 11:16 am
MEXICO CITY (AP) — An irony of the coronavirus pandemic is that the idyllic beach vacation in Mexico in the brochures really does exist now: The white sand beaches are sparkling çlean and empty on the Caribbean coast, the water is clear on the Pacific coast and the waters around the resort of Los...
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In this Tuesday, June 9, 2020 photo, a visitor watches the sunset at a bar in an area known as Little Venice in the main town of the island of Mykonos, Greece. Business owners and locals officials on the Greek holiday island of Mykonos, a popular vacation spot for celebrities, club-goers, and high rollers, say they are keen to reopen for business despite the risks of COVID-19 posed by international travel. Greece will official launch its tourism season Monday, June 15, 2020 after keeping the country's infection rate low. (AP Photo/Derek Gatopoulos)
June 14, 2020 - 10:05 am
BERLIN (AP) — Europe is taking a big step toward a new normality as many countries open borders to fellow Europeans after three months of coronavirus lockdowns — but even though Europeans love their summer vacations, it's not clear how many are ready to travel again. Tourists from the U.S., Asia,...
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The cordoned off play area and equipment of a primary school in London, Tuesday June 9, 2020. The British government is backing away from plans to have all younger children return to school in England before the summer holidays following concerns by headteachers that they could not meet coronavirus-related social distancing requirements if they welcomed them all back. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)
June 09, 2020 - 3:09 pm
LONDON (AP) — The British government on Tuesday ditched plans to have all primary school children in England return to the classroom before the summer vacation after schools voiced worries about their ability to meet coronavirus social distancing requirements. Education Secretary Gavin Williamson...
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FILE - In a Thursday, March 26, 2020 file photo, Carnival Cruise ships are docked at the Port of Tampa in Tampa, Fla. Carnival Cruise Lines says it plans to gradually resume cruising in North America in August, nearly five months after it halted operations due to the new coronavirus. Sailings will begin on Aug. 1 with eight ships setting off from Galveston, Texas; Miami; and Port Canaveral, Florida. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
May 14, 2020 - 6:35 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Carnival Corp., the world’s largest cruise company, announced on Thursday it will be laying off hundreds of employees due to the coronavirus pandemic. The company’s CEO Arnold Donald said the combination of layoffs, furloughs and pay cuts were “necessary” as the pause on cruise travel...
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Carnival Cruise ships are docked at the Port of Tampa Thursday, March 26, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. Thousands of cruise ships employees are not working in an attempt to stop the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
May 04, 2020 - 1:31 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Carnival Cruise Line announced Monday it will start cruising again, from Florida and Texas, beginning in August. These Caribbean trips will be the company's first new itineraries since the coronavirus pandemic forced a near-total pause in the global cruise industry. The ports of Miami...
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April 12, 2020 - 3:02 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Arne Wilhelmsen, a founder of Royal Caribbean Cruises who helped shape the modern cruise industry, has died. He was 90. The Miami-based company said in a statement that Wilhelmsen died Saturday in Palma, Spain. No cause of death was given. As a member of the company's board for three...
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