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Virgin Voyages cancels upcoming Australia/NZ sailings amid Red Sea concerns

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 27 Feb 2024, 6:00PM
Virgin Voyages ship Resilient Lady is to depart New Zealand waters for the foreseeable future. Photo / Supplied
Virgin Voyages ship Resilient Lady is to depart New Zealand waters for the foreseeable future. Photo / Supplied

Virgin Voyages cancels upcoming Australia/NZ sailings amid Red Sea concerns

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 27 Feb 2024, 6:00PM

Virgin Voyages won't be having a second season down under.

Next summer's sailings of the Resilient Lady are cancelled in New Zealand and Australia to avoid growing tensions in the Red Sea.

New Zealand Cruise Association CEO Jacqui Lloyd says they'll be monitoring this situation closely.

"We do have vessels that travel down from Alaska, they come from Asia, they might be based over in Australia for the winter period- so they're easy access to get into New Zealand. But we are watching those in the Med to see any challenges."

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