The total number of positive COVID-19 cases outside of U.S. based sailings since the cruise industry in North America shut down is now two-hundred and sixteen, after the Costa Smeralda experienced a positive case yesterday.

A Guest Aboard the Costa Smeralda Tests Positive for COVID-19

The Italian newspaper Savona News reported that a passenger aboard

Carnival Corporation CEO Arnold Donald and other top Carnival cruise executives collected millions of dollars more in compensation in 2020 than in 2019 via stock awards, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) last week. Cruise Industry News summarized the compensation in an article titled Carnival Corporation Executives Made More Money

Several news outlets in Italy report that a young Italian officer working on an AIDA cruise ship has not been accounted for after his family reported him missing. ShipMag reports that Alessio Gaspari, age 25, was employed by AIDA Cruises as a third deck mate serving on an AIDA ship. His family reported him missing

Seven guests on the Costa Diadema tested positive for COVID-19 after leaving the ship, according to the Italian newspaper Il Secolo XIX.

The newspaper reports that the Italian health authorities requested that all crew members on the Costa Diadema undergo swab testing earlier this week after the ship was in Genoa. The request from

A Costa Cruises crew member on the Costa Diadema, was landed today in Genoa because he tested positive for Covid, according to the Italian News agency ANSA.

The news agency reports that five other people, apparently crew members, who had been in contact with the crew member were also sent ashore. The seafarer,

Three Costa Cruise seafarers tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Italian press today. In the last two weeks, over four dozen other crew members employed by AIDA, TUI and Hurtigruten have tested positive.

Costa Favolosa and Costa Deliziosa Crew Members Test Positive

Two of the three Filipino Costa crew members who tested positive were