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Cruise Industry Support for Health Crisis Management

COVID-Safe Cruising

The international cruise industry was brought to a standstill by the outbreak of COVID-19 in early 2020. Literally overnight thousands of cruise ships were set at anchor across the seas and their parent companies halted operations, throwing the travel plans of millions of cruise-loyal passengers into disarray.

To date, Respond Global has supported one of Australia’s leading small expeditionary cruise operators to be the first to return to COVID-Safe operations, and we are currently supporting a number of others to do the same, including bringing ships back to Australian waters. In addition, we are currently working with the Australasian Cruise Line Industry Association (CLIA) to inform their COVID-Safe protocols.

Further afield, Dr Ian Norton is part of Europe’s MSC Cruises’ Bue Ribbon COVID-19 Expert Panel, providing infectious disease management advice on an ongoing basis.