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This not very flattering shot is of the Vaandam that cruises into our harbour on a regular schedule from May till November. It is supposed to arrive in a port in Florida today after being refused permission to dock in many South American ports. Several passengers have the Covid - 19 virus and the last I can find from two days ago, was that six had died.

 

Most of the cruise ships coming here this summer have been cancelled.

 

Cruizin'

This not very flattering shot is of the Vaandam that cruises into our harbour on a regular schedule from May till November. It is supposed to arrive in a port in Florida today after being refused permission to dock in many South American ports. Several passengers have the Covid - 19 virus and the last I can find from two days ago, was that six had died.

 

Most of the cruise ships coming here this summer have been cancelled.

 

comments (15)

Oh how sad.
I would never be interested in a cruise in the first place - but especially now. So very sad.
I love this Smokey song - In fact, I had just added it to my 2020 playlist before we went on our road trip! smile
  • Beth
  • United States
  • 3 Apr 2020, 02:02
This is a sad, strange time, Mary. Stay safe!
C'est une période difficile pour tout le monde.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 3 Apr 2020, 06:07
Did the remaining passengers get some relief here, Care?
  • Chris
  • England
  • 3 Apr 2020, 06:35
I feel sorry for those on board
We are hearing about this ship every day on CNN, Care. Apparently both the Zaandam and Rotterdam ships finally docked in Fort Lauderdale, FL, last night and the sick passengers were taken off by medical personnel. The article I read said only 4 people died. Other ships are apparently on their way....
  • Astrid
  • Nederland
  • 3 Apr 2020, 07:35
Never knew the name Zaandam was used for such a ship, Care. The Rotterdam I knew.
My brother on Vancouver Island is applauding the fact that the cruise ships are cancelled for the island too, he says too many tourists for the space they have...
I know the people bring in money, but also a lot of air-pollution and waste disposal. I never understand why people want to be on a floating coffin.... but then I am an introvert.
That does not mean that I cannot even start to imagine how is must be on board this minute sad and I feel sorry for the trapped people.
These ships have proved to be a breeding ground for covid 19.
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 3 Apr 2020, 10:21
This is the ship I travelled the Chilean fjords on.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 3 Apr 2020, 12:56
You will remember: You picked a bad time to leave me Lucille.

Just as unwittingly some people picked a bad time to go on a cruise. This period of time is full of such stories. Sad, when pleasure turns to horror.
It is a fine looking ship, not as big as some one sees pictures of.
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 3 Apr 2020, 17:24
it's so sad to hear about people trapped out of place through this ordeal

been following it on the news (for what it's worth) i wonder how much we really know and how much more we'll find out along this journey
the Vaandam is having bad days Care... there won't be many cruises for quite a while...

Penny and i have taken 8 or 9 cruises and had wonderful experiences... i don't think that we will ever take another one after all of this covidx-19 is over....petersmile
Very sad times.........
These ships never cease to fascinate me, in terms of their size, Care smile
I suspect that the cruise business is going to be hit pretty badly after this! Who wants to be stuck in a fever incubator!?

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