Cruise News Princess Cruises Regal Princess COVID-19 Results Come Back, Ship Docks at Port Everglades

Regal Princess COVID-19 Results Come Back, Ship Docks at Port Everglades

Affiliate Disclaimer

Florida’s Economy Needs Cruise Lines To Start Operations

The effects of the global pandemic are being felt across the globe, but the close-down of the cruise industry is hitting Florida's economy incredibly hard.

Just Days to Go! Could the CDC No Sail Order Be Lifted?

On September 30th, the No Sail order from the Centers for Disease Control will expire. Will the CDC lift the ban or will another extension be added to a long six months period without cruises.

Cruise Hive Weekly News: September 25, 2020

It has been an important week for the cruise industry as cruise line suspensions continue and new health measures are a major focus on returning to service in the U.S.

Carnival’s European Brand Details Gradual Return of Cruises in 2021

Carnival's largest European cruise line has announced its plan on a gradual return of more cruises in 2021.

The situation for Regal Princess which was halted off the coast of Florida is coming to an end after COVID-19 tests on crew members.

Regal Princess Docks in Florida

Princess Cruises has confirmed that two crew members aboard the Regal Princess cruise ship who were tested for COVID-19 are negative. This comes as the vessel was halted off the coast of Florida at the end of its 7-day eastern Caribbean voyage.

With the ship getting the all-clear, The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has now allowed it to resume sailing. The ship has already docked back at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Regal Princess was originally scheduled to arrive back on Sunday.

Here is the latest statement from the cruise line regarding Regal Princess:

We can confirm that the test results for the two crew members tested for COVID-19 onboard Regal Princess were negative, and was given permission by the CDC to resume sailing and has now docked at Port Everglades. The ship will immediately begin disembarkation to clear the ship tonight. Guests who wish to use the ship as a hotel will be allowed to re-embark for the night.

Passenger starred disembarking the ship as soon as it docked and they are able to use the ship as a hotel overnight as travel plans have been disrupted by the delay. The next cruise which was scheduled to depart from the port yesterday has also been cancelled. Regal Princess was scheduled to sail a 7-day western Caribbean cruise including calls to Princess Cays, Jamaica, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel.

Also Read: Cruise Ships Must Prove No COVID-19 Cases Before Visiting Puerto Rico

This comes as another ship operated by the same cruise line named Royal Princess was halted in Los Angeles while a crew member was tested for the deadly virus. The Grand Princess has also been given clearance to finally dock after remaining off the California coast due to 21 COVID-19 cases onboard.

Regal Princess at Port Everglades

Cruise news, tips & trends to your inbox.

Regal Princess at Port Everglades
Share via
Copy link