American bill introduced

NEWLY introduced legislation in the United States Senate would overrule the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and allow cruising to restart by July.

The Careful Resumption Under Improved Safety Enhancements (CRUISE) Act was introduced last month by Alaska’s Dan Sullivan and Florida’s Marco Rubio, which would revoke the CDC’s current order, and require it to provide COVID-19 mitigation guidance for cruise lines to safely resume.

Cruiseco music cruise partnership over

After a decade of jointly welcoming thousands of music lovers, Cruiseco’s long-running partnership with music cruise specialists Choose Your Cruise is over, following the former’s acquisition by Helloworld.

The two companies couldn’t reach an agreement that worked for both of them, according to a statement from Helloworld.

The annual events have included the popular Bravo Cruise N Groove, Cruisin’ Country, and Rock the Boat voyages, generally involving full charters of Royal Caribbean International vessels.

Seabourn to Australia

Seabourn Cruise Line has announced Seabourn Odyssey will voyage in Australia in 2022/2023, as well as the Caribbean, New Zealand and the Panama Canal.

With a range of itineraries from seven to 35 days, Odyssey will sail in local waters during the peak whale-watching season from December 2022 to March 2023, with five 16-day voyages between Sydney and Auckland.