Pre-embarkation Covid tests and onboard testing were the second and third most supported measures respectively.
The survey also asked keen cruisers what they thought of the ‘local cruising first’ approach that cruise lines in Australia, New Zealand and Asia are taking. Almost 60% said they liked the approach, while 24% said they understand it but would rather companies focus on the overall return to cruising.
During the virtual event, P&O Cruises announced its plans to re-start operations with voyages for vaccinated guests and crew. Sture Myrmell, president of P&O Cruises Australia says P&O’s vaccination policy is an indication that everything possible is being done to support the safe resumption of cruising.