The news we’ve been waiting for!
The great news for all cruise-fans is that the ban on international cruises that was imposed in July 2020 is to end in England from 2nd August this year. That’s next week!!! This announcement follows the lifting of restrictions on domestic cruises in May this year and was made alongside the easing of travel restrictions for US and EU citizens who have been fully vaccinated.
A statement from the Department for Transport confirmed:
“Following the close monitoring of epidemiological evidence, gained through the restart of the domestic cruise industry earlier this year, the UK government has also confirmed the go ahead for international cruise sailings to restart from England in line with Public Health England guidance.”
“International cruise travel advice will be amended to encourage travellers to understand the risks associated with cruise travel and take personal responsibility for their own safety abroad.”
It went on:
“To further support the safe restart of international cruise travel, the Government and cruise industry have signed a breakthrough Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to help the industry build back from Covid-19 while protecting British nationals from future pandemic-related disruption.”
The travel sector was quick to confirm that the success of domestic cruises this summer has ‘led the way’ to this exciting re-opening of international cruises. It’s clear that the cruise industry has worked really hard during this period along with health authorities and other industry bodies to develop effective systems that protect guests, crew, and local people.
So what are you waiting for?!
So, if you would like to experience a cruise for the first time, or you are someone who has enjoyed cruises around the world many times before, and you would love to travel to wonderful, sunny destinations in the safety and security of a 5* floating hotel, call me soon to help you to put your long-awaited dreams into reality – finally!!
As a Personal Travel Consultant, I am able to organise fantastic holidays all over the world that are completely ABTA and ATOL protected. Also being part of the Hays Travel Group, I have the backing and resource of the largest independent travel group in the UK – meaning great service and prices!