Dream Cruises update on Newcastle departures ·

Dream Cruises update on Newcastle departures

Dream Cruises today announced they have paused sales of Explorer Dream departures ex-Newcastle. In May of this year, Dream Cruises announced they would offer the option for guests to embark and disembark in Newcastle on two selected departure dates, receiving strong support from local trade and consumers.

Vice President Australia and New Zealand, Brigita Devries says “We have recently been advised by Port Authorities that they are unable to support the disembarkation of passengers and their goods at the Port of Newcastle, due to new Biosecurity Legislation. This contradicts advice we previously received from the Australian Government Departure of Agriculture”

Dream Cruises Port Operations team are working closely with the relevant government authorities including Maritime Traveller Processing Committee, National Passenger Processing Committee and GoG Coordination to request special dispensation and a waiver to allow guests currently booked to embark and disembark in Newcastle. “We will continue to update our trade partners and any passengers affected by this situation, and thank them for their support while we resolve this matter” says Devries.

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