Update on cruise vessel COVID-19 status
Last updated: 30 June 2022
Vessel: Pacific Explorer - YELLOW* (risk level 2 of 4)
Depart Sydney 27 June; return 1 July
No / Low Impact to Vessel
There are very few cases on board (less than 3 positive cases per 1,000 people), and there is no impact to services.
Low-Moderate Impact to Vessel
There are some cases on board (3-29 positive cases per 1,000 people), but there is no impact to critical services such as healthcare, engineering, cleaning, food and beverage.
Moderate Impact to Vessel
There are quite a few cases on board (30-99 positive cases per 1,000 people), and/or the vessel’s staffing or resources are impacted. However, it can safely maintain critical services.
High Impact to Vessel
There are a lot of cases on board (100 or more positive cases per 1,000 people) and/or the vessel is unable to maintain critical services due to staffing or resource shortages.
* This classification is from the Critical outbreak thresholds for COVID-19 reporting purposes. For more information please also see the CDNA National Guidelines for Cruising in Australia.
Cruising for industry and passengers
If you are considering going on a cruise ship that arrives at or departs from a NSW port, you should follow the NSW Health information for cruise ship passengers which includes considerations you should take before, during and after a cruise, as well as how you can protect yourself and others.
With cruising available for international and domestic travel, there are rules and protocols in place for the industry and passengers to protect the community from the spread of COVID-19.