Heath to head Aurora
AURORA Expeditions has confirmed the appointment of Michael Heath as its new Chief Executive Officer, with the former Surf Hardware International head joining the cruise line from this month.
In addition to eight years as the boss of the surfing hardware company, he has also previously held leadership and top management positions for global active outdoor brands including O’Neill, Hurley, and Nike.
Vic sets cruise protocols
All passengers cruising to and from Victoria over the age of 12 must obtain a negative COVID test before embarking and must have received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, under new restrictions implemented by the state’s government last month.
Anyone with a valid medical exemption can travel (plus unvaccinated children under the age of 12), but this demographic must not make up more than 5% of the ship’s passengers, the state government said.
The Eden community is being encouraged to have its say on the future of the town’s cruise industry, after the release of a proposal to transform its port into a destination for some of the world’s largest ships.
Proposed modifications at Eden Cruise Wharf include an increase to the current limit of 60 vessels a year and allowing vessels up to 370 metres long to berth, up from the current 325 metres.