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Thu Apr 2, 2020, 02:53 PM

Florida reaches deal for two cruise ships to dock, passengers to disembark

Source: Reuters

WASHINGTON, April 2 - A deal has been reached to allow two Holland America Line ships to dock in Florida and most of the 2,500 passengers on board to disembark, including foreign nationals, NBC News reported on Thursday, citing unnamed sources.

The agreement would allow the cruise line’s Rotterdam and Zaandam ships to dock at the Port of Everglades in Fort Lauderdale after 27 days at sea, according to NBC.

The port's website showed the vessels were scheduled to dock at 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. ET (1700 and 1730 GMT). The Zaandam is carrying nearly 1,050 passengers and crew, while the Rotterdam has almost 1,450 on board.

Not all passengers would be leaving the ships, NBC said, adding 45 severely sick passengers will remain on board. Nine people suspected to have COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, will go to a Broward Health hospital while foreign nationals will board buses directly to an airport before flying by charter planes back to their home countries, according to the news network.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/florida-reaches-deal-for-two-cruise-ships-to-dock-passengers-to-disembark/ar-BB124srh?li=BBnb7Kz

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Thu Apr 2, 2020, 02:58 PM

1. I don't know what to say about this. I know that they're routing the sick passengers to Broward...

Health Hospital, while the others are let loose upon the remaining population in FL. Nice. Don't even 100% know for sure if they're infected or not. And some of them will flock to the airports, and fly all over the country. Great.

I heard that there were 11 cruise ships out there on the water (this is about only of them), what about the other ships?

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