The Government has updated its guidance for cruise lines carrying out UK sailings to say the 1,000-passenger limit will be lifted on ‘Freedom Day’.
The Department for Transport said guidance concerning capacity limits for domestic cruises, will be removed on 19 July.
CLIA UK & Ireland Managing Director Andy Harmer said: “We welcome the news that as of 19 July, if the next step of the Government roadmap goes ahead, the 1,000-passenger limit on domestic cruises can be lifted to enable larger ships to sail at 50% capacity.
“As the cruise industry’s phased return picks up, this is another positive development. We continue to work with the Government on the regulations for domestic and international cruising, with the view to ultimately achieving a full return to service.”