Travelling to Finland by ferry rule changed

From 8th June, ferry operators now accept a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine certificate or certificate of a negative COVID-19 test for passengers arriving in Finland. Since February, shipping companies have required a certificate of a negative COVID-19 test or proof of recovery from COVID-19 from all [Read more...]

2021-06-12T09:54:38+00:00 June 12th, 2021|Safety|

Alaska cruise ship bill milestone

On 24th May, 2021, US President Joe Biden (pictured) signed into law the H.R. 1318 - ‘Alaska Tourism Restoration Act.’ This temporarily allows foreign-flagged cruise ships to sail directly from Washington State to Alaska without having to dock in Canada first. The Bill is in [Read more...]

2021-05-28T23:52:36+00:00 May 28th, 2021|Safety|

CDC to allow first US cruise next month

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is to permit the first fully vaccinated cruise ship to resume sailing from a US port in late June. Royal Caribbean's premium cruise line Celebrity Cruises received permission to restart revenue cruises as of 26th June. [Read more...]

2021-05-29T00:00:31+00:00 May 28th, 2021|Safety|

Celebrity Cruises eases protocols

In addition to receiving permission to sail from a US Port, Celebrity Cruises has announced new protocols for guests sailing this summer. These include changes to mask, vaccine, and shore excursion rules and apply to summer cruises from St. Maarten and Athens, Greece. During a [Read more...]

2021-05-28T23:47:18+00:00 May 28th, 2021|Safety|

Singapore changes COVID-19 rules

In light of the latest development of community COVID-19 cases reported in Singapore and in accordance with the prevailing guidelines of the local authorities, Dream Cruises sailings on board the ‘World Dream’ to 13th June, 2021, will have heightened safety and precautionary measures. These measures [Read more...]

2021-05-28T23:42:04+00:00 May 28th, 2021|Safety|

July start-up slim – Del Rio

In response to the CDC announcements, Frank Del Rio (pictured) head of Norwegian Cruise Lines Holdings (NCLH) said that the chances of cruises from the US restarting in July are unlikely. He was speaking a day after the announcement at NCLH’s quarterly earnings call in [Read more...]

2021-05-14T20:33:30+00:00 May 14th, 2021|Safety|

RCI suspends Indian crew movements

Royal Caribbean International (RCI) has suspended incoming crew movements from India with immediate effect, according to the Crew Centre. The company has decided to temporary cancel all assignments for shipboard employees from India or people who reside in the country. According to a letter sent to [Read more...]

2021-04-29T19:50:43+00:00 April 29th, 2021|Safety|