Representatives of fresh produce growers, travel agents, tour operators, marine engineering services and entertainers attended a special briefing at Parliament House in Canberra with Carnival Australia President Sture Myrmell.
Travelers are booking longer cruises and spending more while 44% of North American-sourced bookings during the first quarter were for 2021 departures, according to new Expedia data.
The European Union's decision to allow travelers who have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 is a boost for cruising.
Dream Vacations, CruiseOne and Cruises Inc. created promotional items and graphics showcasing the hashtags #HaveVaccineWillTravel and #HaveVaccineWillCruise.
Leaders across a wide spectrum of the US cruise industry welcomed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's updated guidance with hope for a July restart.