Svalbard to re-open with strict guidelines

The Norwegian Government has announced that expedition cruise operators will be allowed to revisit Svalbard under strict new regulations. For example, cruise ships will only be able to carry half of their maximum capacity, need additional medical staff on board and also require guest health [Read more...]

2020-06-27T06:57:33+00:00 June 27th, 2020|Marketing|

Cruise Industry extends US port pause

Cruise Lines International Association’s (CLIA) members are to voluntarily extend the suspension of cruise operations at US ports to 15th September, 2020. The association said; “Due to the ongoing situation within the US related to COVID-19, CLIA member cruise lines have decided to voluntarily extend [Read more...]

2020-06-27T05:38:08+00:00 June 27th, 2020|Marketing|

CSI Awards Winners Announced

The inaugural Cruise Ship Interiors Awards (CSIA) took place virtually on 15th June. Winners were picked across 19 categories. The finalists were hand picked by a panel of industry experts from across the cruise lines. CSIA then opened the voting to the cruise interiors community. [Read more...]

2020-06-20T05:39:51+00:00 June 18th, 2020|Marketing|

Suspension updates

The Australian Government has extended its ban on cruise ships until 17th September, 2020. This decision, announced by the Australian Minister of Health, extends the ban on cruise ships capable of carrying more than 100 pax from operating cruises in Australia. In making the announcement, [Read more...]

2020-05-29T08:45:24+00:00 May 29th, 2020|Marketing|

ITF aids TUI Cruises repatriation

The International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) affiliated seafarers’ unions have helped to repatriate the crew of TUI Cruises ‘Mein Schiff 3’ on charter flights from Germany The ITF unions were also helped by the German Government and the German seafarers’ mission. After passengers disembarked from [Read more...]

2020-05-29T08:26:45+00:00 May 29th, 2020|Marketing|

Gibraltar repatriates Royal Caribbean crews

  Gibraltar’s Chief Minister, Fabian Picardo, has exchanged letters with Royal Caribbean’s Director of Port Services EMEA, Alessandro Carollo, following the successful repatriation of Royal Caribbean crews at Gibraltar recently. Carollo said that communities like Gibraltar are rare gems of humanity in such difficult and [Read more...]

2020-05-29T08:24:54+00:00 May 29th, 2020|Marketing|