In brief: cruise news from Mar 2021

Flights by Celebrity takes off

Australian travel advisors will be able to book a traveller’s complete holiday with Celebrity Cruises, with the launch of Flights by Celebrity.

The program gives advisors the assurance selected flights will meet specific cruise departure and arrival times, and also offers the flexibility to choose preferred airlines, as well as guaranteeing the lowest fares possible.

Kimberley on the cards?

An Australian Kimberley season in 2021 was looking increasingly likely at the beginning of this month, with a raft of operators including Aurora Expeditions, APT, Scenic, Ponant and Silversea all putting itineraries for the region on sale.

Unfortunately those cruises look to be in jeopardy, with the Northern Territory Government implementing new restrictions including a ban on ships carrying more than 100 people, including passengers and crew, and no more than two vessels allowed in Territory waters at a time.

Royal restart in the Caribbean

Royal Caribbean Group (RCG) has confirmed the recommencement of operations in the Caribbean in June, with both Celebrity Cruises and Royal Caribbean International to both offer seven-day sailings to fully vaccinated guests.

RCI’s Adventure of the Seas will offer itineraries from the Bahamas and Mexico, while the revolutionised Celebrity Millennium will homeport from St. Maarten.

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