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File photo Coral Princess courtesy of Princess Cruises.

 

Update as of 12:50 p.m., Tuesday, April 7:

Santa Clarita-based Princess Cruises announced that disembarkation will continue (Tuesday), with an additional nine domestic charter flights scheduled. All charters were arranged by Princess Cruises. Guests requiring shoreside medical care have been disembarked and are being treated at local and regional hospitals.

Following (Tuesday’s) disembarkation efforts, approximately 90 international guests will remain onboard given current international travel restrictions. Homeward travel arrangements will be made for these guests as soon as arrival clearance is obtained by each country.

Coral Princess departed March 5 from San Antonio (Santiago) for a South America voyage which was scheduled to end in Buenos Aires on March 19. In response to the global spread of COVID-19, Princess Cruises announced a voluntary 60-day pause of operations on March 12, becoming one of the first companies in the leisure travel industry to take this proactive measure. Coral Princess remained in service longer than previously expected, until arriving at the Port of Miami, due to a series of port closures, airline cancellations and other actions taken, which impacted the onward travel home of the guests and crew onboard.

Original report as of 10:42 a.m., Tuesday, April 7:

Santa Clarita-based Princess Cruises confirmed 545 guests disembarked Coral Princess Sunday in Florida and a further 139 guests disembarked Monday morning – this after 7 guests and 5 crew members tested positive for COVID-19 on April 2.

Meanwhile, 274 guests remain on board. Disembarkation continued today prioritizing those who departed on a chartered flight to Canada, in addition to chauffeured ground transportation for local Florida residents – all of which were arranged by Princess Cruises. Additional domestic charter flights are being coordinated and are scheduled to depart Tuesday, April 7. All guests requiring shoreside medical care have been disembarked and are being treated at a facility pre-arranged by Princess Cruises.

Princess continues to work with several federal, state and local authorities including the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the United States Coast Guard (USCG), the Office of the Governor of Florida, the Florida Department of Health, the Office of the Mayor of Miami-Dade County, PortMiami, and others.

In order to protect the safety and welfare of our guests, as well as the population of other communities, authorities have dictated several requirements and protocols. We are required to follow these requisites without variance, and when they change, we must adjust our plans. We continue to work through the CDC’s updated recommendations regarding post-disembarkation travel for cruise passengers, which includes no travel via commercial flights nor shared air or ground transportation with non-cruise guests. We again must express our continued gratitude to our guests for their patience and understanding as we navigate the unique and complex logistics required to manage this situation.

Coral Princess departed March 5 from San Antonio (Santiago) for a South America voyage which was scheduled to end in Buenos Aires on March 19. In response to the global spread of COVID-19, Princess Cruises announced a voluntary 60-day pause of operations on March 12, becoming one of the first companies in the leisure travel industry to take this proactive measure. Coral Princess remained in service longer than previously expected, until arriving at the Port of Miami, due to a series of port closures, airline cancellations and other actions taken, which impacted the onward travel home of the guests and crew onboard.

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  1. Lionel Gray says:

    A much bigger danger to all of us is the rampant number of homeless. Covid will run free amongst these derelicts. Then imagine when a panhandler accosts you outside a supermarket for money. Along with his usual reek will be the unless but all too real covid.

    We must take strong measures against the homeless. Evict them from the cities. We Proud Boys urge you to take these measures. Keep us safe!!

    Trump 2020! He will save us from Covid and the homeless.

    On another note. I’m the organizer of the largest Meetup.com group – LA Free Concerts. Please join and help my influence.

    Proud Boy Lionel
    Meetup Organizer LA Free Concerts

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