Hundreds of crew are stuck on a Princess Cruises ship waiting for approval to reach land again.
The CDC has approved Emerald Princess to dock in Port Everglades (Fort Lauderdale, Florida) on Saturday, May 9, after spending a total of 56 days at sea. A charter was initially organized for May 5, to allow crew debarkation in Nassau (Bahamas), but the cruise liner was turned away by the local authorities.
Emerald Princess is currently docked in Port Everglades. The vessel is passenger-free and has no any Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases onboard. Cruise passengers were disembarked on March 15th and returned to their home countries.
The crew are under isolation in order to meet the CDC standards that allow technical stops (port access) only for provisioning and refueling.