Health protocols announced this morning at Brisbane International Cruise Terminal.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszcsuk has just confirmed that her state will lead Australia’s cruise restart, with vessels permitted to operate in Qld waters from 02 June.
Announcing the move from the brand new cruise terminal in Brisbane, she confirmed that all passengers and crew would be required to be fully vaccinated, with other measures including “a lot of communication between cruise lines and passengers about the health protocols” and requirements for mask wearing upon embarkation and disembarkation.
She said the protocols would “make sure people are feeling safe when they are going on cruise ships,” and flagged hopes that the new terminal would potentially triple Brisbane’s cruise industry business over the next 20 years.
Queensland Tourism Minister, Stirling Hinchliffe, said he was very excited at the return of the industry. “Cruising being back is important not just for the broader tourism sector, but particularly for travel agents who have done it particularly hard over the last couple of years,” he said.
More details in Monday’s issue of Cruise Weekly.