The cruise line is canceling four Asia sailings “due to uncertainty of ports accepting cruise ships in Asia.”
Holland America made the decision this week to cancel the Mar. 13, Mar. 28, Apr. 11, and Apr. 25 departures of the Westerdam “due to uncertainty of ports accepting cruise ships in Asia.”
Dream has also added precautionary health measures to sailings across its fleet, including health and temperature screenings for guests and crew and sanitization protocols, to ensure the safety of everyone onboard.
All 747 crew members and the remaining 781 guests onboard have tested negative for coronavirus.
The remaining 781 guests onboard Westerdam, who have been onboard since the ship departed Hong Kong on Feb. 1, have all tested negative for coronavirus.
With about two-thirds of those in attendance being consumers, the program is designed to help travel advisors reinforce their value with potential customers.
All passengers returning to the U.S. will still be required to undergo a 14-day quarantine once on U.S. soil.
Other guests are being tested for coronavirus before disembarking and heading home, with the first batch of 406 samples all testing negative.
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More than 200 of the people onboard have tested positive for coronavirus, and those who tested negative can now move to a shoreside facility.