Two cruise liners are due to dock at Honolulu Harbor Hawaii at the end of the week but their passengers will not be allowed to disembark. Both vessels - Holland America's ms Maasdam and NCL-Norwegian's Norwegian Jewel - will only be allowed to refuel and restock supplies. Afterward, the ships will have to head back out to sea, Hawaii Department of Transportation announced Wednesday afternoon.
Currently, all cruise shipping operations are on a 30-day pause in Hawaii. The measure took effect on March 14.
MS Maasdam is expected to arrive at 2 PM on Friday, Norwegian Jewel on Sunday, March 22. Hawaii State officials say Maasdam carries 850 people, Norwegian Jewel - 1700. Neither vessel has any confirmed COVID-19 cases.
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