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.
Canada announced that one Canadian passenger of the Grand Princess tested positive for COVID-19, while in quarantine at Canadian Forces Base Trenton. The passenger’s symptoms are mild.
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.
In light of the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19, Royal Caribbean Cruises announced that has increased its revolving credit capacity by $550 million, bolstering the company’s liquidity, according to Reuters.
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.
On 10 March 2020, Costa Fortuna submitted its Maritime Declaration of Health to Singapore. The ship declared that none of its passengers and crew on board are infected or have showed other symptoms of respiratory illness.
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.
Following coronavirus outbreak, the cruise ship ‘Grand Princess’s passengers were tested for COVID-19 by the U.S. Centers of Disease Control (CDC) before their scheduled arrival into San Francisco.
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.
After the cruise ship Diamond Princess attracted media attention over coronavirus infection of dozen of its passengers, Princess Cruises announced that groups of guests and crew onboard the cruise ship ‘Grand Princess’ will be tested for COVID-19, before arrival into San Francisco.
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