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BREAKING: Florida to allow two cruise ships to dock after impasse

Passengers look out from Holland America's cruise ship Zaandam as it enters the Panama City bay on March 27, 2020. LUIS ACOSTA/AFP/GETTY IMAGES

REUTERS, APRIL 2, 2020 Florida officials on Thursday said they were prepared to allow two Holland America cruise ships with coronavirus patients aboard dock at a port near Fort Lauderdale, resolving a days-long impasse that drew the attention of President Donald Trump. A unified command consisting of local, state and federal officials met via conference call late Wednesday to finalize …

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Gov. DeSantis doesn’t want people from COVID19 cruise ship ‘dumped’ in Florida

Holland America's cruise ship Zaandam navigates through the Panama Canal in Panama City on Sunday, March 29, 2020.Luis Acosta / AFP - Getty Images

PortandTerminal.com, March 31, 2020 The fate of passengers and crew from Holland America Line’s Zaandam cruise ship is still in question after Florida’s governor said Monday that he does not want to see them disembark in Florida. Who can blame him? MIAMI, FL – The Miami Herald reported yesterday that State Governor Ron DeSantis has said that he does not …

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Coronavirus-Hit Cruise Ship Allowed to Transit Panama Canal

Close up on cruise ship at night. Vessel name visible Zaandam

REUTERS, March 30, 2020 By Elida Moreno and Dave Graham PANAMA CITY, March 28 (Reuters) – A cruise ship stuck off Panama’s Pacific coast after four passengers died and more than 130 others developed influenza-like symptoms, including at least two with the coronavirus, will be allowed to proceed through the Panama Canal, the government said on Saturday. Holland America Line’s 238-meter (781-foot) MS Zaandam vessel can …

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