Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has welcomed the Government’s announcement that cruise lines can once again operate international sailings.
The resumption of international cruises follows the successful restart of domestic cruises earlier this year. Cruise lines have been sailing around Britain with enhanced protocols that go beyond any other travel sector operating today.
Since last summer, around 800,000 people have sailed on cruises around the world, demonstrating the effectiveness of the industry-wide protocols.
CLIA Managing Director for UK & Ireland, Andy Harmer, said:
“The decision to allow the restart of international cruise is very good news for the industry. The success of this summer’s round Britain cruises has led the way.
“The cruise industry has worked intensively during the last 18 months in collaboration with the Government, health authorities, ports, and other industry bodies to develop enhanced protocols that protect guests, crew, and the destinations we visit.
“The industry looks forward to welcoming guests back onboard to visit international destinations.”
The UK cruise industry continues to demonstrate its commitment to a phased, responsible resumption. No other form of travel provides such high transparency of reporting, providing consumers with reassurance that they can sail with confidence.
The framework protocols agreed with the UK Government will apply to international cruises, and will also complement the global CLIA Member Policy for all ocean-going cruise line members. For example, the current practice of 100% testing of guests on UK domestic cruising will apply to international sailings.
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