Diamond Princess ship returns to Port Yokohama (Japan) 3 years after the epidemic COVID outbreak

   March 13, 2023 ,   Cruise Industry

Princess Cruises' liner Diamond Princess returned to Port Yokohama (close to Tokyo, Japan) on Friday, March 10th, for the first time since an epidemic COVID outbreak 3 years ago led the country to quarantine those onboard/suspend the arrival of foreign cruisers.

After the 2700-passenger Diamond Princess docked at Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal at 7:15 am, her tourists disembarked for sightseeing.

Diamond Princess' outbreak in February 2020 led to thousands being quarantined and left 13 (of the 700+ infected passengers and crew) dead.

The following month Japan suspended accepting foreign cruise vessels.

In November 2022, the country announced it would allow foreign cruise ships to return as part of the efforts to boost inbound tourism.

Port of Yokohama (Tokyo, Japan Kanagawa)

Image: Port of Yokohama (Tokyo, Japan Kanagawa)

Diamond Princess left the USA in February 2023 and docked at Port Kobe on Wednesday, March 8th, before her arrival in Yokohama.