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Surprising no one, major cruise lines suspend ops. at US ports for 30 days

5 cruise ships docked at a port in a row.

PortandTerminal.com, March 14, 2020 WASHINGTON – More than 50 cruise lines are suspending operations to and from US ports for 30 days due to the “unprecedented situation” of the coronavirus pandemic, according to CLIA, the major cruise line trade association. The suspension begins at midnight, according to a statement from the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). The temporary suspension will take …

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Viking Cruises cancels all cruises until May 1 due to virus pandemic

Viking Cruise Ship and logo

PortandTerminal.com, March 12, 2020 Viking Cruises announced it is cancelling cruises through April 30, becoming the first major cruise line to take such drastic measures in response to the coronavirus pandemic. LOS ANGELES – Cruise line Viking has decided to temporarily suspend ocean and river cruise operations until May 1, 2020, in response to the coronavirus situation. Viking is the first cruise …

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Americans to avoid crowds and cancel cruises; U.S. cases near 550. Sen. Cruz self quarantines

Lori Spencer talks on a phone with her mother as they look at each other through a window.

REUTERS, March 9, 2020 WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Older Americans, especially those with chronic medical concerns, should probably avoid big social gatherings and airline flights, given the rapid spread of coronavirus, a top U.S. health official said on Sunday, as investors braced for another volatile week in financial markets. Anthony Fauci, the head of the infectious diseases unit at the …

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BREAKING: Cruise ship off San Francisco riddled with coronavirus. 21 cases so far.

Photo from helocopter hovering over moving cruise ship

PortandTerminal.com, March 6, 2020 SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Passengers and crews of the cruise ship Grand Princess off San Francisco Bay have tested positive for coronavirus. Vice President Mike Pence says 21 people aboard a mammoth cruise ship off the California coast have tested positive for the new coronavirus, including 19 crew members. Pence said Friday that the federal government …

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Americans evacuated from virus-hit cruise ship

Nighttime on an airport bus. Passengers visible. Drivers wearing hazmat gear

Reuters, February 16, 2020 SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) – American passengers were taken off a cruise liner on Sunday to fly home after being quarantined for two weeks off Japan, while China said the rate of new coronavirus cases had slowed, calling that proof its steps to fight the outbreak were working. An announcement on the public address system aboard the Diamond …

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Stranded #Westerdam cruise ship rejected by fourth nation as Thailand says “No”

Cruise ship in urban harbor

PortandTerminal.com, February 11, 2020 BANGKOK, THAILAND – Yesterday it looked as if Thailand would accept Holland America’s increasingly desperate Westerdam cruise ship and allow its 2,000 passengers to finally disembark. The Westerdam has been turned away by ports in Japan, Philippines and Guam over false fears that passengers onboard have the coronavirus. READ: The Start of Panic? Virus-Free Cruise Ship …

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The Start of Panic? Virus-Free Cruise Ship Denied Entry to Ports

Asian woman gestures to panicking crowd wearing surgical masks

PortandTerminal.com, February 7, 2020 At least 3 countries have turned away a cruise ship carrying more than 2,000 people over coronavirus fears — even though the crew insists no one on board is infected. TOKYO, JAPAN – Holland America’s MS Westerdam has been prohibited from docking in Japan, Taiwan, and the Philippines. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe though said on Thursday that …

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2 cruise ships quarantined in Asia with coronavirus. What next for the cruise industry?

Cruise ship passenger standing on balcony wearing surgical mask

PortandTerminal.com, February 5, 2020 TOKYO – It seemed like it was going to happen sooner or later during this current coronavirus crisis and now it has. More than 5,300 people are now being quarantined on two cruise ships off Hong Kong and Japan amid concerns passengers and crew were inadvertently exposed to the coronavirus by infected passengers. A small boat is …

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St. Lucia turns away cruise ship over virus fears

AIDA Cruise Ship in port

PortandTerminal.com, February 3, 2020 A cruise ship operated by German cruise line AIDA Cruises has been refused entry at the port of Castries, Saint Lucia, with some passengers on board having respiratory issues. CASTRIES, ST. LUCIA – On February 1, 2020, the AIDA Perla, carrying about 3,000 passengers, was not authorized to enter the Caribbean port as some guests were …

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Possible Virus Case Traps 7,000 on Carnival Cruise Ship in Italy

Cruise ship docked at port

BLOOMBERG, January 30, 2020 Passenger shows virus symptoms; authorities hold ship in port. Ship was bound for Italy’s Ligurian coast, now held near Rome. A cruise ship owned by Carnival Corp. was blocked from leaving an Italian port with some 7,000 people on board, after a passenger came down with symptoms that raised concerns about a possible case of coronavirus. Carnival’s Italian …

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