At this point, if you're looking to cruise anytime soon- hopefully you've already thought about it twice... It's not happening because folks are still cruising amid the Coronavirus Pandemic according to Yahoo and it's not looking pretty with 6,000 people out at sea aboard Carnival ships.
Approximately 6,000 Carnival Corp. passengers are still aboard the company's cruise ships as thecoronavirus pandemic continues to sweep the globe.
These passengers are all expected to disembark by the end of April, according to an SEC filingfrom the company on Tuesday. Carnival will provide some of its crew food and housing, as they are unable to return home.
Carnival Corp. is the world's largest cruise line and is the parent company of Princess Cruises, Costa Cruises and Holland America. Princess has been at the center of the issue of coronavirus-infected cruise ships, with the Diamond Princess and Grand Princess both experiencing highly publicized outbreaks.
For Princess, problems continue: A "higher-than-normal number" of passengers on another Princess ship, the Coral Princess, have reported flu-like symptoms, which are similar to those of COVID-19, the line said in a Tuesday statement shared by spokesperson Negin Kamali. Passengers have been asked to self-isolate until the ship docks. The plan is for the ship to head to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to disembark, the cruise line said, thoughofficials have already expressed concern about two Holland America cruise ships headed there.
I was really hoping to take a cruise next year and it looks like that may be impossible. Think positive thoughts and my prayers are with everyone out to sea, our country and in the CSRA! Stay safe everyone!