The cruise ship moved away from New Zealand, Tahiti and Fiji to dock at the COVID-19 docks in Hawaii

The cruise ship that was removed from New Zealand, Tahiti and Fiji for fear of coronavirus was forced to dock in Hawaii with mechanical problems where charter flights will bring home all 2,000 passengers

  • Norwegian Jewel arrived in Honolulu on Sunday afternoon after the Pacific odyssey
  • Although none of its passengers tested positive, it was excluded from ports
  • Hawaii stated that it would allow passengers to disembark, as the ship requires repairs
  • Norwegian Cruise Line claims to have charter flights to four countries
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A cruise that was driven away from New Zealand, Tahiti and Fiji due to fears of the coronavirus was forced to dock in Hawaii due to mechanical problems.

The Norwegian Jewel, which carried around 2,000 passengers, docked late Sunday afternoon after sailing from Sydney last month.

Its passengers, none of whom have coronavirus, must be transported home from the Norwegian Cruise Line from Honolulu to Los Angeles; Sydney; London; Vancouver, British Columbia; and Frankfurt, Germany.

After initially declaring that passengers could not disembark, the Hawaii Department of Transportation stated that it would allow it. The ship requests repairs to its propulsion mechanism which requires that they are not on board, the department said.

Passengers on board the Norwegian jewel. They must disembark in Hawaii as the ship requires repairs and Norwegian Cruise Lines is renting flights from Honolulu to Los Angeles; Sydney; London; Vancouver, British Columbia; and Frankfurt, Germany

Passengers on board the Norwegian jewel. They must disembark in Hawaii as the ship requires repairs and Norwegian Cruise Lines is renting flights from Honolulu to Los Angeles; Sydney; London; Vancouver, British Columbia; and Frankfurt, Germany

“A detailed plan has been developed with Norwegian Cruise Line that keeps passengers isolated to avoid any potential stress on Hawaii’s resources, while addressing the well-being of cruise line passengers who have been at sea for a long time,” said Jade Butay, director of the Hawaii Department of Transportation.

The ship had to stop its 23-day cruise between Australia and French Polynesia because many ports have been closed due to the coronavirus, the ship’s owner, Norwegian Cruise Line, said in a statement.

Charter flights were organized for ship passengers Monday and Tuesday from Honolulu to Los Angeles; Sydney; London; Vancouver, British Columbia; and Frankfurt, Germany, said the company.

“Due to the additional precautions we are taking in response to the COVID-19 crisis, it will take some time to transport these passengers safely on their charter planes and we thank the public for their collaboration and understanding,” said Butay.

The Norwegian Jewel cruise ship is closed as health authorities test a man for Coronavirus on February 14

The Norwegian Jewel cruise ship is closed as health authorities test a man for Coronavirus on February 14

There are no confirmed cases of coronavirus among the ship’s 2,000 passengers and 1,000 crew members, the transportation department said.

On Thursday, the Norwegian Cruise Line stated that the Norwegian jewel was removed from Fiji and New Zealand.

The ship had been refueled in American Samoa but was not authorized to land in the port of Pago Pago.

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The Norwegian Cruise Line suspended the ship for all voyages from 13 March to 11 April.

“Please know that we will continue to consult the World Health Organization (WHO) and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to take action if necessary,” the company said in a statement.

‘Our business is also based on the availability and accessibility of ports around the world. Therefore, we will continue to monitor the situation and evaluate the feasibility of redistributing our ships, as expected on April 12, 2020. ”

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