3 cruise ships stuck at sea with dozens ill onboard wait for the Coronavirus pandemic to end

   May 2, 2020 ,   Accidents

Three cruise ships are currently at sea and waiting for the COVID pandemic to end, with dozens of ill crew onboard, Port San Diego (California) announced.

On Friday, May 1, Celebrity Millennium and Disney Wonder docked at B Street Pier to get fuel and supplies. No one was allowed off the cruise ships. Millennium left on Friday and Wonder was scheduled to depart on Saturday, May 2. Off California's coast, Celebrity Eclipse has been circling with no destination.

According to Brianne Page, Port Authority Public Information Officer, the liners come and go every few days depending on the needs they have. He added Disney Wonder had 46 Coronavirus patients, Celebrity Eclipse - 63, Millennium - 0. Wonder still has 740 crew onboard, Eclipse - 977, Millennium - 541.

The CDC's "No Sail Order" (that forbids cruise shipping operations involving ports in the USA) is at least through July 24.

For Coronavirus updates on cruise ship quarantines (infected passengers and crew) and top-pandemic countries (COVID-19 cases and deaths, daily updated statistics) see CruiseMapper's COVID page.