cruise ships

Viking stops cruises until May due to COVID-19

Viking informed that it is suspending its river and ocean cruise operations until May, as a measure against the COVID-19 threat. According to Viking Chairman, Torstein Hagen, the company would its cruises from March 12 to April 30.

CLIA to take further measures against COVID-19

The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) submitted a proposal to Vice President Michael Pence giving emphasis on preventing, detecting and caring during the coronavirus outbreak. The new plan includes travel restriction to travelers of a certain age and those with chronic health issues.

Grand Princess passengers wait to disembark

Thousands of passengers on board the cruise ship Grand Princess were waiting until March 10 to leave the ship, which was moored in the San Francisco Bay Area. Now hundreds of passengers will be shipped to military bases for at least two weeks of quarantine.

21 guests onboard Grand Princess, COVID-19 positive

Following the ongoing COVID-19 situation, 21 people onboard “Grand Princess” cruise ship have been infected by the virus. Several days ago, the cruise vessel’s passengers were inside their cabins, waiting for the tests results.

Man dead after going overboard from Color Magic

A German passenger from the ferry cruise ship Color Magic was found dead after falling overboard off Strømstad, in the North Sea, in the afternoon hours of Wednesday. Following notification at about 7:30 pm, Swedish Maritime Rescue Center sent a helicopter to search for a man overboard from the cruise ship. 

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