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Royal Caribbean axes Ovation of the Seas’ Aussie sailings until end of March 2022

With no clear pathway toward a resumption of cruising in sight for Australia, the cruise giant has canned its domestic sailings once again.

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Family of White Island volcano victim knocked back by travel insurer because he was “touring”

The mother of a man who was killed by the volcanic eruption said the loss of life claim her family made on her son’s insurance was knocked back on a technicality.

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Royal Caribbean replaces 2021 Aussie overseas trips with new domestic sailings

While the uncertainty still lingers over the timeline towards international travel, Royal Caribbean reckons domestic cruising might be closer than we think. 

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Royal Caribbean cancels Aussie cruises until at least October

The cruise line has pushed back its return to Australia once again, but we at Travel Weekly are still holding out for a Christmas cruise season.

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Royal Caribbean avoids charges over White Island tragedy

The cruise line, which carried 24 Australians to the island on the day of the tragic eruption, is not among the 13 parties facing charges from New Zealand’s work safety watchdog.

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Travel companies among 13 parties charged over White Island tragedy

by Ali Coulton

The eruption resulted in 22 deaths, with many still recovering from the traumatic event that occurred during a cruise ship excursion on the New Zealand island last year.

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Royal Caribbean cancels an additional 14 sailings in Aussie and NZ pause extension

The cruise line has chosen to extend its pause in operations past the one set by the federal government, which could be a clue that ScoMo will follow suit.

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Cruise line suspends all active volcano tours following White Island tragedy

A cruise line has decided it is too risky to continue sending passengers on ground excursions that include tours of active volcanos.

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White Island/Whakaari tragedy: Missing victims may never be found

by Christian Fleetwood

New Zealand police have conceded the chances of finding the two missing victims of the White Island eruption are slim.

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Passenger slams Royal Caribbean’s handling of White Island tragedy, as death toll continues to climb

by Ali Coulton

Passengers onboard the Royal Caribbean cruise have expressed their disapproval with the way the cruise line handled the tragic event, with one going as far as calling Ovation fo the Seas a “prison ship”.

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“No survivors”: Royal Caribbean passengers feared dead after New Zealand volcanic eruption

by Ali Coulton

Multiple Australian travellers are feared dead after one of the world’s most active volcanos erupted in New Zealand during a cruise ship shore excursion.

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Do not adjust your sets: Royal Caribbean ships are taking over Aussie and international TV!

Over the weekend, not one, but two of Royal Caribbean’s ships featured on our screens! In other news, we spent our weekend reaching a personal best in napping time.

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