The ban on cruise liners operating around Australia was extended by another 3 months (through March 17, 2021).
In March, the Federal Government of Australia imposed a ban on both international and domestic cruises which was due to be lifted on December 17.
The industry recently launched a campaign to convince the Australian government to allow domestic trips. However, cruise vacations have been deemed too high-risk to resume.
The cruise industry is worth US$5 billion, employs 25,000 people in Australia, and tens of thousands more worldwide.