An NCL-Norwegian Cruise Line ship with thousands of Australians is currently stranded in the Pacific Ocean after passengers were prevented from disembarking because of the global Coronavirus pandemic.
The Norwegian Jewel ship set sail from Sydney NSW Australia to Tahiti on February 28, with tourists being denied entry into the country on March 15 under incoming travel restrictions because of the disease. The large liner was also refused to dock in Fiji and New Zealand and is currently en-route to American Samoa (Port Pago Pago) for refuelling. Guests will remain onboard during refuelling, prior to heading to Honolulu Hawaii where they hope to be allowed to disembark.
Most of the nearly 2500 cruisers are Australian, with no Coronavirus cases onboard.
For other Norwegian Jewel accidents and incidents see at the ship's CruiseMinus page.
For Coronavirus updates on cruise ship quarantines (infected passengers and crew) and top-pandemic countries (COVID-19 cases and deaths, daily updated statistics) see at CruiseMapper's Norovirus page.