NZ Biosecurity reminds cruise ships to clean hulls before sailing
As cruise lines in Australia gear up for the busy summer season next month, New Zealand’s Biosecurity authorities have stepped up efforts to ensure 57 cruise ships scheduled to visit NZ should have their hulls properly cleaned to comply with the country’s biofouling rules.
Cruise lines scramble to halt chaos of last year’s NZ cruise sailings
New Zealand’s last cruise season involved a lot of heartbroken passengers, as many ships were turned away from entering Fiordland National Park due to new biosecurity regulations. Many cruise ships were turned away due to their hulls containing biohazards, even some that had been recently cleaned.
Seven lines hit by New Zealand’s bio-blockade as passengers fume
From Carnival to Viking, almost every cruise line has fallen foul of New Zealand’s tough biosecurity regulations about hull cleaning. It’s meant disaster for many passengers who have travelled around the world for a once-in-a-lifetime […]
Oceania Regatta becomes fifth ship caught by New Zealand bio laws row as talks open to try and end the problem
The Oceania Regatta has become the fifth cruise victim of New Zealand’s biosecurity laws, cancelling two port calls in the country. Queen Elizabeth, Regent Seven Seas Explorer, Viking Orion and Coral Princess also had to […]