Azamara Journey docks in Auckland NZ only for provisioning

   March 26, 2020 ,   Accidents

Citizens in Auckland NZ are not to worry about a cruise vessel coming into port on the first day of the city's Coronavirus (COVID-19) alert level 4 lockdown. The top-luxury liner Azamara Journey is not letting any cruise passengers or crew into the country - the vessel will only make a technical stop in Port Auckland for provisioning and refuelling.

When the Coronavirus protection measures of the Government, including a ban on cruise liners, were introduced, those ships in New Zealand waters were allowed to unload crew and passengers to let them get home after undergoing a 14 day self-isolation period. The ships then stayed anchored around Aotearoa but are in the process of sailing back home.

Azamara Journey cruise ship

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