Cruise Express COVID-19 Update
We would like to thank you, our valued clients, for your concern, calls and messages of late.
As you know, the global COVID-19 situation is changing rapidly and we continue to receive official updates from our travel suppliers and the Australian Government.
Current bookings with Cruise Express
For holidays later in the year, we are yet to receive clear guidelines regarding options from our travel suppliers. If you choose to cancel before receiving these official options, standard cancellation policies will apply. We therefore suggest you wait for official notification from Cruise Express closer to your departure time. With regard to your travel plans, please note we can offer advice however the final decision about travelling is yours. Please be assured that we will contact you should your cruise or other travel arrangements be impacted.
How to contact us
We continue to proactively assist our clients including amending travel dates, assisting with cancellations and arranging immediate changes to travel arrangements. Our travel specialists are here to assist and as our phone lines have now reopened, we look forward to taking your calls again on 1300 766 537. Alternatively, please feel free to contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org and we will return your email as soon as possible.
More of our team are back at work (albeit remotely for now) and we want to reassure you that we are here to assist you in whatever ways we can as the process of unraveling cancelled bookings, receiving and processing future travel credit and refunds continue We are also excited to be developing a range of new intrastate Australian based travel itineraries for you – if you would like to be on our database to be the first to receive these new itineraries as they are launched then please click here
We appreciate your patience during this very busy time.
Keep up to date via reputable sources
Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs
Cruise Line Coronavirus Statements
Many cruise lines are making regular amendments to their forward sailings based on the constantly evolving environment in each cruise region. Below are the current Temporary Suspension of Sailing dates given by major cruise lines. If you had a cruise booked on an affected cruise, please go to Cancelled Cruises for more details on your options.
Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA Australia) • Coronavirus Update
APT Travel Group Domestic suspended to 30 September 2020; All International touring & cruising suspended to 01 Oct 2020 – Updated 27 August 2020
Avalon Waterways • Suspended worldwide to 31 October 2020 – Updated 27 August 2020
Azamara • Suspended worldwide to 31 October 2020 – Updated 27 August 2020
Carnival Cruises • Suspended worldwide dates vary, Australia: Splendor to 8 January 2021, Spirit to 16 May 2021– Updated 17 September 2020
Celebrity Cruises • Suspended worldwide to 31 December 2020 – Updated 14 September 2020
Costa Cruises • Suspended to 6 September 2020/ Northern Europe Cancelled – Updated 13 August 2020
Cruise & Maritime Voyages • Placed into administration, all cruises cancelled – Updated 3 August 2020
Crystal Cruises • Suspended worldwide to 9 January 2021 – Updated 27 August 2020
Cunard • Suspended QM2 & QV 01 November 2020/ QE 23 November 2020 – Updated 3 August 2020
Disney Cruises • Suspended worldwide to 31 October 2020– Updated 27 August 2020
Dream Cruises • Genting Dream suspended to 30 August 2020; World Dream suspended to 28 March 2021; Explorer Dream services have resumed – Updated 27 August 2020
Fred Olsen Cruises • Suspended worldwide to 13 November 2020 – Updated 27 August 2020
Holland America Line • Suspended worldwide to 15 December 2020– Updated 27 August 2020
MSC Cruises • Mediterranean cruises running 2020/ Asia suspended 6 September/ Northern Europe suspended 31 October – Updated 13 August 2020
Norwegian Cruise Lines • Suspended worldwide to 31 October 2020, some ships later – Updated 27 August 2020
Oceania Cruises • Suspended worldwide to 30 October 2020; Insignia to 10 November 2020 – Updated 27 August 2020
Paul Gauguin• Sailing in French Polynesia 2020 – Updated 03 August 2020
P&O Australia • Sailings Australia and New Zealand Suspended to 29 October 2020 – Updated 03 August 2020
P&O UK • Suspended worldwide to 12 November 2020, two long journeys cancelled for January 2021 – Updated 13 August 2020
Ponant • Sailing has recommenced in Europe, other regions to follow – Updated 3 August 2020
Regent Seven Seas • Suspended worldwide to 31 October 2020 – Updated 3 August 2020
Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines • Suspended worldwide to 31 October 2020; Europe & China markets may vary – Updated 27 August 2020
Silversea • Select sailings to recommence in October / November 2020 – Updated 03 August 2020
Seabourn • Seabourn Encore suspended to 6 January 2021, Seabourn Ovation suspended 3 January 2021, Seabourn Quest until 10 May 2021, Seabourn Sojourn World Cruises cancelled until 24 May 2021 – Updated 1 September 2020
Uniworld • Suspended worldwide to 31 August 2020 – Updated 03 August 2020
Viking Ocean Cruises • Suspended worldwide to 31 December 2020 Updated 13 August 2020
Virgin Voyages • Inaugural Season delayed to 15 October 2020 – Updated 03 August 2020
Windstar • Cruising to resume 2021. – Updated 1 September 2021
Other Press Releases Updated 24 June 2020
• Canada Cruise Suspension Extended • New Zealand Border Policy • Qantas International Services • Qantas Domestic Services • Virgin Australia Reduced Services • International Travel Restrictions Map • Emirates Resumes Services
These are unprecedented and challenging times for us all. Please know that we are here to assist you, our valued clients.
We thank you for your ongoing support.