‘Well over 20 Cruise Britain member ports are expecting calls and are supported by many service provider members, with a dozen cruise lines currently offering domestic cruises, said James Stangroom, chair, Cruise Britain. 'Our members have worked tirelessly to support the safe resumption of cruise… Finally, the time is right for England and we couldn’t be more pleased to see ships begin to sail again.
‘As the domestic season gets underway, we look forward to UK passengers also being able to travel to Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales in the coming months.’
Cruise lines have adopted a multi-layered approach with the support of the UK Government, which includes 100% testing prior to embarkation, health screening, social distancing and contingency procedures.
Collaboration between the government, Cruise Britain, health authorities, the Maritime Coastguard Agency and ports has been underway during the last twelve months.
Shore excursions also have the green light.
The UK’s Global Travel Taskforce continues to consider the restart of international cruises alongside wider international travel.