Cruising and COVID-19

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.

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Update on cruise vessel COVID-19 status

Last updated: 11 August 2022

Vessel: Pacific Explorer – GREEN* (risk level 1 of 4) 

Ariving Sydney 20 August

Vessel: Pacific Encounter – YELLOW* (risk level 2 of 4) 

Departing Sydney 18 August 

Cruise reporting CDNA level 1

1.GREEN

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.

Cruise reporting CDNA level 1

2.YELLOW

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.

Cruise reporting CDNA level 3

3.AMBER

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.

Cruise reporting CDNA level 4

4.RED

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 information for industry and passengers

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If you are considering going on a cruise ship that arrives at or departs from a NSW port, follow the NSW Health information for cruise ship passengers. This page includes advice to consider before, during and after a cruise, and how you can protect yourself and others.

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