Cruise Ship Ban in Australia Extended Until September

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In an unexpected move, Australia’s Border Force has extended its ban on cruise ship arrivals through September 17, 2020. The new rule imposed by the country is forcing cruise companies to continue their pause in operations through the fall. Impacted ports of call include Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Cairns, Port Adelaide, Darwin, Fremantle, and Hobart. The […]

Fact Check: Cruise Industry Illness and Cleanliness Standards

From years-old reports of norovirus outbreaks to seemingly alarming numbers tied to the current global health crisis, we’ve all seen them: mainstream media cruise headlines penned by non-travel writers who toss around cliches like “floating petri dish” and “hotbed of germs” in a bid for ratings, clicks and page views. Despite the overblown hyperbole, much […]