May 21, 2021
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Here are some of the news articles we are following:
- U.S. Senate passes bill allowing Alaska-bound cruise ships to bypass B.C.
- UK withdraws red list quarantine exemptions for Cruise industry crew
- European Union is relaxing travel rules for vaccinated visitors
- Judge Orders CDC and Florida to Mediation Over Cruise Industry
- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Addresses Reopening Borders
- Disney Cruise Line could sail out of Port Everglades
- Carnival Cruise Line Ships Finally Arrive Home in Texas
- Viking Cruises restarts in the Mediterranean with new voyages for vaccinated passengers
- Norwegian Cruise Line CEO Says CDC Requirements Are “Absurd”
- Regent Seven Seas Cruises announces Seven Seas Splendor cruising from the UK beginning September 2021
U.S. Senate passes bill allowing Alaska-bound cruise ships to bypass B.C.
B.C.’s cruise ship industry is warning that U.S. ships are one step closer to bypassing B.C. ports after the U.S. Senate voted unanimously to allow Alaska-bound cruise ships to bypass Victoria and Vancouver. The Alaska Tourism Recovery Act would temporarily exempt cruise ships from current regulations that require vessels to stop in a foreign country.
UK withdraws red list quarantine exemptions for Cruise industry crew
The UK has withdrawn red list quarantine exemptions for cruise industry crew from 04:00 hrs on 19 May 2021. Any seafarer arriving in the UK from a red list country to work on a cruise ship, or who has worked on a cruise ship in a red list country in the last 10 days, will no longer be exempt from the requirement to enter managed quarantine for 10 days, the Department for Transport (DfT) has confirmed.
European Union is relaxing travel rules for vaccinated visitors
The European Union on Wednesday took a step toward relaxing tourism travel for visitors from outside the bloc, with EU ambassadors agreeing on measures to allow fully vaccinated visitors in. They also agreed on easing the criteria for nations to be considered a safe country, from which all tourists can travel. Up to now, that list included only seven nations.
The State of Florida's lawsuit to reopen the cruise industry against the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is heading to mediation as ordered by Judge Steven D. Merryday.
That’s excellent news for cruise lines who were understandably frustrated when the Canadian government banned cruise ships from the country until 2022.
The cruise line has several new ships that could be based in Fort Lauderdale.
Carnival Breeze and Carnival Vista have finally arrived home to Galveston, Texas for the first time since Carnival Cruise Line paused operations more than a year ago.
Viking Cruises announced it will restart operations in the Mediterranean with new voyages for vaccinated passengers beginning this summer.
More and more details are emerging about the new CDC regulations released this week.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises announces Seven Seas Splendor cruising from the UK beginning September 2021
- Originally Planned European Sailings Anticipated to Go Ahead withFirst Voyage Around the UK
- Multi-Layered SailSAFE™ Health & Safety Program Implemented to Guide Restart
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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