cruise ban


Exclusive: Tourism Minister Dan Tehan hopeful cruise ban will be lifted by March 17 – here’s how that can happen

Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Minister Dan Tehan has thrown some confidence behind the return of cruise, telling Cruise Passenger that he’s hopeful the cruise ban can be lifted by March 17 for the […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Mar 3 2022

Exclusive: Poll reveals government could take election hit as ban on cruise ships is extended

An exclusive poll of more than 3,000 cruisers shows the federal government could pay a heavy price for failing to return ships to Australia. Almost half (48 per cent) of those polled this week by […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Feb 11 2022

Carnival Spirit moved to America as agents express their despair at government delays

Australia’s cruise ban has today taken another scalp – Carnival Spirit is being redeployed to Jacksonville, Florida after spending a decade in Australia and the South Pacific region. The vessel was to have been sailing […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Feb 2 2022

Meet the Aussie couple already on their fourth post-pandemic cruise

Patrea and Ed Stuttard are avid cruisers, and after nearly two years of Australia’s cruise ban and no sign of a government change of heart, he government, they decided to take matters into their own […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Jan 21 2022

Is the key to restarting Australian cruising a 12-hour docking delay for ships with COVID cases

It’s a tale of two continents: in America, today marks the end of the mandatory health protocols on cruise ships and a change to a voluntary system.  In Australia, cruise ships remain banned and a […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Jan 12 2022

Government extends ban on cruise ships for another two months

The Federal Government has announced the almost two-year ban on foreign flagged cruise ships will be extended until February 17 – in another blow to the local cruise industry and thousands of family holidays. Health […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Dec 10 2021

NSW’s new leadership appears set to turn the tides for the cruise industry

NSW has experienced a political upheaval in the wake of Gladys Berejiklian’s departure from government. However, early signs are pointing towards the new leadership being good news for the cruise industry. Last month, Dominic Perrotett, […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Oct 7 2021

Exclusive: How the government plans to bring back Australian cruising

The Department of Health has revealed the latest plan to bring back cruising to Australian waters in Phase Four of the federal government’s systematic approach to returning life to some sort of normality. New regulations […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Aug 20 2021

Australia’s cruise season hangs by a thread as Royal Caribbean puts ship deployment “under review”

The upcoming Australian cruise season is seemingly hanging by a thread following the federal government’s failure to produce a plan for the return of cruising. Royal Caribbean, which was to have had four ships, Serenade, […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Jun 18 2021

Australian lines call up their own medical expert to challenge “zero risk” policy as cruise ban stays

Australia’s cruise industry faced another setback when the government extended its ban on international cruise ships for another three months to September 17. But the lines are set to use a top medical expert to […]

WORDS BY Teresa Ooi . Jun 10 2021

Australia’s foreign cruise ship ban extended to December 17

The Australian Government has announced a three month extension of the cruise ban, putting more jobs in jeopardy but holding out hope for small ships to set sail domestically. The Department of Health responded to […]

WORDS BY Cruise Passenger . Sep 3 2020