Cruises

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‘We feel we’re not going to get really sick’: why the pandemic hasn’t dissuaded ocean cruisers
Travel agents report Australians’ interest in cruising increasing 40% each month since June, with one analyst describing it as ‘the Teflon market for travel’

Susan Gough Henly

25, Sep, 2021 @8:00 PM

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The disastrous voyage of Satoshi, the world’s first cryptocurrency cruise ship
The long read: Last year, three cryptocurrency enthusiasts bought a cruise ship. They named it the Satoshi, and dreamed of starting a floating libertarian utopia. It didn’t work out

Sophie Elmhirst

07, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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‘Lovely to be back onboard’: Princess cruise ships return to sea
Sailing restarts after Covid pause with ‘seacations’ sporting reduced capacity and tracking technology

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

07, Aug, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Norwegian Cruise Line sues Florida over ban on Covid vaccine passports
State law forbids asking passengers to prove their vaccine status, and lawsuit is ‘last resort’ as company considers leaving Florida

Sarah Betancourt

16, Jul, 2021 @11:51 AM

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Cruise ships are back. And it’s a catastrophe for the environment | Kim Heacox
Cruise ships kill whales, leak gray water, and are largely exempt from US taxation. When they violate the law, they pay the equivalent of a parking ticket

Kim Heacox

08, Jul, 2021 @10:08 AM

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Britannia sets sail as cruise firms navigate way out of Covid
Battered industry reports strong bookings as it restarts with limited itineraries of British coast

Gwyn Topham

27, Jun, 2021 @3:36 PM

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Amid cancellations and chaos, here’s some good news about travel
Two readers have nothing but praise for the way their tour companies handled the problems

Anna Tims

24, Jun, 2021 @6:15 AM

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Judge sides with Florida and says CDC cannot enforce Covid cruise ship rules
Governor De Santis hails ‘major victory’ following ruling that CDC’s ‘conditional sailing order’ is non-binding

Victoria Bekiempis and agencies

19, Jun, 2021 @4:28 PM

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Nothing is plain sailing in Abta v ROL Cruises blame game
I need a refund for my £3,637 cancelled trip, but each claims the other is liable

Anna Tims

16, Jun, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Monsters or a must? Venice tussles with return of cruise ships
The arrival of the MSC Orchestra has rekindled tensions over the pros and cons of the giant vessels

Angela Giuffrida in Venice

14, Jun, 2021 @4:00 AM

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‘We were deceived’: hundreds protest in Venice at return of giant cruise ships
Ban on huge vessels passing St Mark’s Square proves to be temporary after liner docks in city for first time in 17 months

Angela Giuffrida

05, Jun, 2021 @6:00 PM

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‘It’s ours, not theirs’: Australians still fighting for a refund after Covid travel cancellations
If the tourism industry wants people to travel as Australia opens up, we need more certainty on consumer rights, advocates warn

Natasha May

15, May, 2021 @8:00 PM

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