Cruise News Ports 21 Cruise Ships With a U.S. Port Affected By COVID-19

21 Cruise Ships With a U.S. Port Affected By COVID-19

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Canada Extends Ban on Cruise Ships Until End of October

The Canadian government has announced a further ban on cruise ships due to the evolution of the pandemic on the travel sector.

Viking Announces New Return Date for Cruises

The luxury cruise line which operates river cruises and ocean vessels has decided to extend its pause on cruise operations.

Largest Cruise Ship for the UK Heads to Dry Dock Before Delivery

P&O Iona which is a new cruise ship and the largest ever built for the UK market will heading to drydock before delivery to the cruise line.

Another Two Cruise Lines Cancel More Sailings

Another two cruise lines in Europe have decided to cancel even more sailings due to current travel restrictions around the world.

It has been revealed that a total of 21 cruise ships that included U.S. port on their itinerary have been affected by COVID-19.

Cruise Ships Affected by Coronavirus

The US Centers for Disease Control has revealed that so far 21 cruise ships have been affected by COVID-19 from nine different cruise lines. These are only the vessels that included at least one port in the United States. Also, many of the ships are already based in the U.S.

The list includes direct and indirect infections with passengers who also showed symptoms after disembarking their cruise. Some cruise ships have been affected more than others and this only includes ships that had confirmed cases.

The cruise ships which were on international sailings outside the U.S. were not included on the list such as Holland America’s Zaandam which was recently finally allowed to disembark guests at Port Everglades, Florida. Also, the Coral Princess which was sailing a South American voyage at the time and was allowed to dock in Miami was also not included on the list. Both of those vessels were impacted by COVID-19 along with several more.

Here is the list which also includes the different itineraries impacted:

Ship nameVoyage Start DateVoyage End Date
Carnival Imagination5-Mar8-Mar
Carnival Valor29-Feb5-Mar
Carnival Valor5-Mar9-Mar
Carnival Valor9-Mar14-Mar
Carnival Vista15-Feb22-Feb
Carnival Vista29-Feb7-Mar
Celebrity Infinity5-Mar9-Mar
Celebrity Eclipse*2-Mar30-Mar
Celebrity Reflection13-Mar17-Mar
Celebrity Summit29-Feb7-Mar
Crown Princess6-Mar16-Mar
Disney Wonder28-Feb2-Mar
Disney Wonder*6-Mar20-Mar
Grand Celebration22-Feb24-Feb
Grand Princess11-Feb21-Feb
Grand Princess*21-Feb7-Mar
MSC Meraviglia1-Mar8-Mar
Norwegian Bliss*1-Mar8-Mar
Norwegian Bliss8-Mar15-Mar
Norwegian Breakaway29-Feb7-Mar
Norwegian Breakaway*7-Mar14-Mar
Norwegian Pride of America*29-Feb7-Mar
Oceania Riviera*26-Feb11-Mar
RCCL Explorer of Seas8-Mar15-Mar
RCCL Liberty of the Seas*15-Mar29-Mar
RCCL Majesty of the Seas*29-Feb7-Mar
RCCL Oasis of the Seas*8-Mar15-Mar
RCCL Symphony of the Seas*7-Mar14-Mar

*CDC was notified about COVID-19-positive travelers who had symptoms while on board these ships. For all other ships, CDC was notified about travelers who had symptoms and tested positive for COVID-19 within 14 days after disembarking.

Other major cruise ships that never called sailed to the United States at the time was the Diamond Princess which was under quarantine in Yokohama, Japan and many vessels based in Europe.

Also Read: Ways to Enjoy Cruising When You Can’t Take a Cruise

The list of ships was part of an announcement from the CDC which also included new travel guidelines for cruise ships. It includes new rules for cruise lines getting passengers and crew safely back to their home countries. There are requirements for those that are well and for those that are ill and needing further medical care. All the details can be found on the CDC web site right here.

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