Golden Princess Passengers Disembark in Melbourne

   March 19, 2020 ,   Accidents

Thousands of cruise passengers were finally allowed to disembark from Golden Princess (Pacific Adventure) in Melbourne Australia after sick tourists were tested and cleared of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

The vessel arrived in Melbourne Thursday morning, March 19. Cruisers had expected to disembark from 6:30 AM, but it was another 10 hours before they would set foot onshore. At 3:30 PM the ship's Captain announced testing had been conducted and the sick passengers had been cleared of the virus. The liner's 2200 passengers will have to self-isolate for 14 days under AU government guidelines.

Golden Princess cruise ship

Cruise ships are exempt from the 30-day ban of the Australian government on arrivals in case they are an Australian voyage or were already en-route to a cruise port when the ban was called.

For other Golden Princess 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.