Issue #

249

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Volume

17

April 2, 2021

In this Issue

Here are some of the news articles we are following:

  • Cruise Ship Doctors Will Have a Tougher Job Than Ever Once Sailings Resume
  • Unvaccinated holidaymakers will be BANNED from P&O Cruises' 'staycation' sailings this summer
  • UK Chamber of Shipping lobbying efforts succeed as seafarers gain exemption from having to quarantine
  • Small Mercies: Two U.S. River/Coastal Cruise Lines Are Sailing Again
  • P&O Azura cruise ship remains berthed on River Tyne for months
  • Virgin Voyages to require all crew, passengers to be vaccinated for COVID-19 on all cruises
  • Cunard Cancels Summer Cruise Season in Favor of UK Short Cruise Program
  • 3 major cruise lines push back restart all the way to July
  • No Vote Scheduled on Bill That Could Help Save the Alaska Cruise Season
  • Viking to sail from Portsmouth in May
  • Maltese Authorities Greenlight COVID-19 Cruise Operational Guidelines

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Cruise Ship Doctors Will Have a Tougher Job Than Ever Once Sailings Resume

Cruise lines have always staffed medical crews who are held to high standards: American College of Emergency Physician guidelines require onboard staff to be on-call 24/7; physicians must have a minimum of three years of post-graduate experience in general and emergency medicine, or be board-certified in emergency, family, or internal medicine; all staff must be certified in advanced life support.  But today, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the job of being a doctor or nurse at sea calls for more. 

Read more

 

Unvaccinated holidaymakers will be BANNED from P&O Cruises' 'staycation' sailings this summer

Unvaccinated holidaymakers will be banned from P&O Cruises 'staycation' sailings this summer.  Brits who wish to sail on a domestic cruise will have to have received both doses of the Covid vaccine at least seven days in advance of their trip, the UK's largest cruise line has said. 

Read more…

 

UK Chamber of Shipping lobbying efforts succeed as seafarers gain exemption from having to quarantine

As part of the UK Chamber of Shipping’s ongoing work with the UK government, the Department for Transport yesterday (15 March) announced that all seafarers, irrespective of nationality, will be exempted from Red List (Acute List in Scotland) country restrictions, most notably mandatory hotel quarantine, with effect from 0400 on Friday 19 March 2021.

Read more

 

Small Mercies: Two U.S. River/Coastal Cruise Lines Are Sailing Again

If you can’t wait to get out on the water aboard a cruise ship, it might be time to think small.  Read more

 

P&O Azura cruise ship remains berthed on River Tyne for months

The P&O ship Azura, currently docked on Tyne River, is expected to remain in the North East for months. Read more

 

Virgin Voyages to require all crew, passengers to be vaccinated for COVID-19 on all cruises

Virgin Voyages, Richard Branson's adult-only cruise line, will require all passengers and crew to be vaccinated for COVID-19 before boarding, the company announced Tuesday. Read more


Cunard Cancels Summer Cruise Season in Favor of UK Short Cruise Program

Cunard Line has cancelled its summer 2021 cruise program and will soon instead announce a series of short cruises in its place from Southampton.  Read more

 

3 major cruise lines push back restart all the way to July

Norwegian Cruise Line just became the first of the world’s big cruise brands to give up on the idea of a June restart to cruising.  Read more

 

No Vote Scheduled on Bill That Could Help Save the Alaska Cruise Season

The effort to save the 2021 Alaska cruise season may have been too little too late as the Alaska Tourism Recovery Act seems to be going nowhere, with no plan in place to even vote on the Act. Read more

 

Viking to sail from Portsmouth in May

Viking has announced that it will restart limited operations in May 2021 with three sailings along the coast of England.  Read more… 

 

Maltese Authorities Greenlight COVID-19 Cruise Operational Guidelines

The operating guidelines developed by Valletta Cruise Port, together with local authorities and partners, have been approved by Maltese health authorities, the port announced in a press release.  Read more…

Disclaimer: The views expressed in the articles above are those of the authors' and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of this e-Newsletter

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Issue #

249

|

Volume

17

April 2, 2021

In this Issue

Here are some of the news articles we are following:

  • Cruise Ship Doctors Will Have a Tougher Job Than Ever Once Sailings Resume
  • Unvaccinated holidaymakers will be BANNED from P&O Cruises' 'staycation' sailings this summer
  • UK Chamber of Shipping lobbying efforts succeed as seafarers gain exemption from having to quarantine
  • Small Mercies: Two U.S. River/Coastal Cruise Lines Are Sailing Again
  • P&O Azura cruise ship remains berthed on River Tyne for months
  • Virgin Voyages to require all crew, passengers to be vaccinated for COVID-19 on all cruises
  • Cunard Cancels Summer Cruise Season in Favor of UK Short Cruise Program
  • 3 major cruise lines push back restart all the way to July
  • No Vote Scheduled on Bill That Could Help Save the Alaska Cruise Season
  • Viking to sail from Portsmouth in May
  • Maltese Authorities Greenlight COVID-19 Cruise Operational Guidelines

Cover Image by:

Photo: Pixebay.com

Cruise Ship Doctors Will Have a Tougher Job Than Ever Once Sailings Resume

Cruise lines have always staffed medical crews who are held to high standards: American College of Emergency Physician guidelines require onboard staff to be on-call 24/7; physicians must have a minimum of three years of post-graduate experience in general and emergency medicine, or be board-certified in emergency, family, or internal medicine; all staff must be certified in advanced life support.  But today, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the job of being a doctor or nurse at sea calls for more. 

Read more

 

Unvaccinated holidaymakers will be BANNED from P&O Cruises' 'staycation' sailings this summer

Unvaccinated holidaymakers will be banned from P&O Cruises 'staycation' sailings this summer.  Brits who wish to sail on a domestic cruise will have to have received both doses of the Covid vaccine at least seven days in advance of their trip, the UK's largest cruise line has said. 

Read more…

 

UK Chamber of Shipping lobbying efforts succeed as seafarers gain exemption from having to quarantine

As part of the UK Chamber of Shipping’s ongoing work with the UK government, the Department for Transport yesterday (15 March) announced that all seafarers, irrespective of nationality, will be exempted from Red List (Acute List in Scotland) country restrictions, most notably mandatory hotel quarantine, with effect from 0400 on Friday 19 March 2021.

Read more

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