US slaps “do not travel” warning on Australia as Europe tightens border restrictions
The prospect of fewer American tourists milling about at Darling Harbour we can deal with, but if we have to go one more year without a European summer we’re going to go over the deep end.
Cruise delegation expresses “bitter disappointment” at lack of progress in lifting cruise ban
Aussie cruises are (still) on hold and cruise suppliers are (still) furious about it, accusing the federal government of breaking its promise.
The CDC just made COVID regulations optional in US waters
Cruising in US waters is about to become as rough and tumble as the wild west with health authorities essentially allowing cruise lines to make their own rules (kind of).
Florida Governor sues CDC and Biden administration, demanding resumption of cruising
The lawsuit claims the US government is “singling out” the cruise industry and costing the state billions.
Two-way trans-Tasman bubble gives NCL chief hope of Aussie cruise restart
by Huntley Mitchell
Travel Weekly’s editor enjoyed an extra-special breakfast yesterday morning, having been treated to a virtual update from Norwegian Cruise Line’s boss while eating his eggs on toast.
Royal Caribbean extends cruise suspension, announces US$40m funding pool for agents
Despite what the headline suggests, the cruise group isn’t offering agents to take a dip in a literal pool of cash, much to our disappointment.
Carnival cancels additional US sailings as it works to meet CDC requirements
Carnival Cruise Line has further paused its US operations as it scrambles to meet the CDC’s requirements, as well as the additional environmental requirements placed on the brand’s parent company.
Three major cruise companies extend their pause in operations
A bunch of cruise giants have once again extended their return to sailing date until at least next year. However, that’s not to say their ships will be returning slightly elongated.
CDC hits cruise lines with strict new rules, as No Sail Order ends
Cruise lines in the US are simultaneously jumping for joy and stomping in anger following the CDC’s introduction of stringent restrictions around the lifting of its No Sail Order.
Carnival slapped with additional environmental requirements before return to sail
The company has been ordered to prove it is adhering to the requirements relating to past charges against a subsidiary, which was convicted for discharging oily waste in 2016.
Cruise Wrap: CDC extends No Sail Order, Ponant’s new agent portal + MORE
Confused about the state of cruising? This wrap won’t shed much light, but it does contain some spectacular pics for you to live vicariously through.
Cruise Wrap: Gold Coast terminal to go ahead, Oceania Cruises launches webinar series + MORE
Tired of baking banana bread and cleaning out your wardrobe? Take a break from your self-isolation to-do list and have a peruse of the latest cruise updates.
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