Princess Cruises cancels Caribbean Princess’ voyage out of Port Everglades
He was among the 3,140 guests who could have enjoyed a 10-day voyage on the Princess Cruises’ Caribbean Princess had it not been for COVID-19 cases. Princess Cruises canceled the voyage on Wednesday at the Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale. Princess Cruises is also the operator of the Grand Princess and the Diamond Princess, which are linked to hundreds of COVID-19 cases in Japan and California. Princess Cruises employees who had worked in the Grand Princess in California were tested while working aboard the Caribbean Princess and the Regal Princess, which were both scheduled to dock at Port Everglades. Voyages on both the Regal Princess and the Caribbean Princess were canceled.
Cruise ship returns to Port Everglades early after gastrointestinal outbreak
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A cruise ship returned to Port Everglades on Thursday morning after an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness forced it to cut short its voyage. Frank Boguth speaks to Local 10 News from the balcony of his cabin on the Caribbean Princess. “All we saw was the staff cleaning, cleaning, cleaning,” Rosemary Neilson said. A santitization crew is headed toward the @PrincessCruises Caribbean Princess ship. Crew members for the next @PrincessCruises voyage on Caribbean Princess getting ready to get on board.
South Florida-based cruise ship returning early after gastrointestinal outbreak
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A South Florida-based cruise ship is cutting its voyage short after a gastrointestinal outbreak. “This is a highly unusual development and we share the disappointment of our guests,” the cruise line said in a statement. Princess Cruises said there are no cases of coronavirus identified among the 4,196 people on the ship. All guests will receive a 50% refund and a future cruise credit valued at 50% of the cost. Upon its return, the Caribbean Princess will be sanitized and is expected to resume its travel schedule with a Feb. 16 departure from Port Everglades.