Holland Cruise Ships with sick passengers now allowed to disembark in Florida

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Two Holland America Line cruise ships carrying hundreds of sick passengers and crew members are currently anchored off the Florida coast, awaiting final clearance to disembark after reaching a conditional arrangement with local authorities. Four passengers have died on Holland America’s Zaandam ship, at least two of them from the coronavirus. Nine others have tested positive and 179 more […]

Thousands of Cruise passengers stuck at sea as US sequesters them indefinitely

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The U.S. Coast Guard has directed all cruise ships to remain at sea where they may be sequestered “indefinitely” during the coronavirus pandemic. The ships should be ready to send any severely ill passengers to the countries where the vessels are registered. For most of South Florida’s cruise liners, that means the Bahamas. The rules, […]

Luxury Cruise Line Suspends Operations Worldwide

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Luxury Cruise Line Viking Cruises suspends operations worldwide due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Due to the growing threat of Coronavirus, Viking Cruises suspends operations worldwide starting with cruises departing tomorrow. The cruise line expects to resume operations on May 1st. The company released the following statement, through the company’s Chairman and Founder Torstein Hagen, to the […]