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19 July



Hurtigruten Expeditions is heading to Africa for the 2022-2023 cruise season, with the Spitsbergen vessel set to offer itineraries to West Coast of Africa and its archipelagos, the Bissagos Islands and Cape Verde.

Source: Cruise Adviser

Cruise company Aurora Expeditions has joined Virtuoso, a network of luxury travel sellers, as a preferred partner.

Source: Aurora Expeditions

Silversea Cruises has officially christened its newest ship Silver Moon at a ceremony in the port of Piraeus, Greece.

Source: Cruise&Ferry

MSC Cruises has signed a five-year agreement with Cruise Saudi for preferential berthing rights at the port of Jeddah.

Source: Cruise Industry News

The state of Florida will appeal a federal judge’s ruling that allowed Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings to require Miami passengers show documented proof they are vaccinated against Covid-19.

Source: CNBC

Further reading

Restarting Cruises Has Been a Game of ‘Operational Whack-a-Mole’

"Every ocean-facing government on Earth has been negotiating safety policies with each cruise line – and nearly all of them different. They can range from pre-cruise testing to what to do in the event of an outbreak. But when those are iterated in real time, passengers are caught in the crosshairs."

Writing for Bloomberg, Fran Gold highlights the bumpy road the cruise industry has travelled on the road back to recovery.

Source: Bloomberg