DREAM Cruises ceased operations last month, after entering administration in January.
Potential remediation plans failed, as did a potential restructuring of Genting Hong Kong identified at the entering of administration, leaving Dream with no other options.
Following the appointment of a joint provisional liquidator, emergency financing was obtained to support the completion of an additional 16 scheduled cruises, after which Dream was wound up.
Brazil & Canada are back
Brazil and Canada both committed to restarting their cruise industries early last month, further illuminating Australia’s snail pace on the issue.
Restrictions on passenger shipping in Brazil were dropped from 5 March, with the country introducing a range of protocols, such as mandatory full vaccination for guests and crews, and a frequent testing regime including pre-embarkation and onboard testing.
Canada restarted its cruise industry a day later, beginning with calls in British Columbia.
Princess Cruises has debuted Discovery Princess, its newest MedallionClass ship, which is currently sailing her maiden voyage to the Mexican Riviera.
The 3,660 berth vessel is the 15th ship in the Princess fleet, and is the sixth and final Royal class newbuild, joining sister ships Enchanted Princess, Sky Princess, Majestic Princess, Regal Princess and Royal Princess.
Princess’ President John Padgett welcomed the first guests on board at the Port of Los Angeles.