Princess puts sailings back

Princess Cruises has extended its cessation of cruise ship operations. The company said that due to the continued progression of COVID-19 and related decisions by various governments, health authorities, and airlines regarding travel restrictions, the following voyages will be impacted: All cruises sailing in and out of Australia on ‘Majestic Princess’, ‘Regal Princess’, ‘Sapphire Princess’, ‘Sea Princess’, and [Read more...]

2020-07-27T14:41:31+00:00 July 27th, 2020|Safety|

MSC forms COVID group

MSC Cruises has also announced the forming of an expert group to help it develop protocols to resume sailings amid the coronavirus pandemic. “I am pleased to announce that the work of our task force is being further supported by the formation and engagement of [Read more...]

2020-07-13T10:34:09+00:00 July 13th, 2020|Safety|

RCL and NCL create health and safety panel

Royal Caribbean Group (RCL) and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd (NCLH) have jointly developed cruise ship health and safety standards in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. The companies have asked US Governor Mike Leavitt and Dr Scott Gottlieb to co-chair a newly formed group [Read more...]

2020-07-13T10:32:14+00:00 July 13th, 2020|Safety|

UK Government advises against cruise travel

Last week, the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) issued guidance advising UK citizens against travelling on cruise ships for the foreseeable future. UK-based P&O Cruises, part of the Carnival Group, had already suspended sailings until mid-October and other UK operators had postponed sailings well [Read more...]

2020-07-13T10:30:01+00:00 July 13th, 2020|Safety|

EU lists guidelines for cruise ships resuming service

The European Union has released a 49-page guide for cruise ships resuming operations following the COVID-19 pandemic. It covers several measures that seek to reduce the risk for introduction of COVID-19 onto the ship, transmission during a voyage, embarkation and disembarkation, and also provides options for preparedness to [Read more...]

2020-07-05T19:03:19+00:00 July 5th, 2020|Safety|

Stena Line to ensure safe ferry travel

With the potential easing of lockdown restrictions and the re-emergence of non-essential travel, Swedish ferry company Stena Line has announced a set of safety measures. Social distancing, fog machines, fresh sea air inside the ships and the recommended wearing of face coverings, were all seen [Read more...]

2020-06-27T07:37:31+00:00 June 27th, 2020|Safety|