The Department of Tourism (DOT) in Philippines has imposed ‘close out dates’ for cruise ships visiting Boracay Island in a bid to manage the carrying capacity of island and in light of an expected surge in tourist arrivals during summer time.
In recognition of the critical, ongoing and dependent relationship between eligible assistance dogs and their handlers, Australia has established a process to allow eligible assistance dogs to travel with their handlers on cruise vessels between Australian ports where the vessel is under biosecurity control.
On 18 June 2018, the European Council extended the restrictive measures in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol by Russia until 23 June 2019. The measures are limited to the territory of Crimea and Sevastopol. The restrictive measures apply to EU persons and EU based companies.
Hurricane Irma is expected to hit the US Virgin Islands Tuesday and mainland Thursday. The storm is currently a Category 5 hurricane and is expected to remain a Category 4 or 5 during the next days. Cruises and shipping interested in transiting those areas, are encouraged to reroute.
Allegations of illnesses caused by being onboard ship are often the cause of significant costs for ship owners.
ITF cruise ship taskforce chair Johan Oyen sounds a warning about recruitment frauds
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Federal Maritime Commission has issued a notice refering to cruise passengers affected by the Houston Ship Channel oil spill as follows:
The Australian Department of Agriculture has issued notice affecting internartional vessel master and shipping agents regarding vessels visiting Australia from New Zealand.
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