Cruise News Princess Cruises Cruise Ship Continues to Have Issues Disembarking Guests

Cruise Ship Continues to Have Issues Disembarking Guests

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Coral Princess Unable to Disembark Passengers

Even though cruise lines have suspended operations around the globe it has still remained difficult to get ships back to ports and safely disembark passengers. This goes for Coral Princess which is operated by Princess Cruises and currently unable to disembark guests in South America.

The cruise line has been keeping everyone updated including families of those who have been stranded on the cruise ship after not being able to leave the vessel in Argentina at the end of their 14-day voyage.

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When Coral Princess ended its voyage in Buenos Aires, Argentina on March 19 it was required to abruptly depart the port. Argentine President Alberto Fernandez issued a decree that required the ship to remain in port for “indeterminate number of days” and during this time no guests would be able to disembark.

As a result, the ship had to end its debarkation process and head back out to sea with 1,025 guests onboard. The guests holding Argentinean passports and those who had confined flights departing on the same day were able to disembark the ship.

The vessel sailed to Montevideo, Uruguay to take on more supplies and fuel on March 21. No guests were permitted to disembark there either. Princess Cruises Cruises has now decided to have the Coral Princess sail directly to Fort Lauderdale, Florida which will take approximately 14 days.

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Princess Cruises has provided free internet access and telephone services so passengers are able to keep in touch with worried family members back home. This will also help them arrange and travel once the ship arrives in Florida.

This follows the news of a Holland America ship which also had issues in South America and unable to disembark guests. That ship is now also heading back to Fort Lauderdale as long as the cruise line can gain access through the Panama Canal. You read more about the other ship right here.

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