Major cruise lines banning tourists from Wuhan and Hebei, to prevent coronavirus

Chinese media report major cruise companies implementing mass boarding ban for all tourists who’re about to embark ships, if they come from Wuhan city or Hebei Province, or even if they were in Wuhan in 15-day period prior to cruise. All passengers whose trip is suspended are offered refund options. Such companies as Costa Cruises, Royal Caribbean Cruises, MSC Mediterranean Cruises, Dream Cruises, Star Cruises and Oceania Cruises, implement these strict measures on Jan 24 in order to prevent coronavirus outbreak on board of their ships, say Chinese media.

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My name is Mikhail Voytenko, I’m Russian, professional merchant marine navigator, by education and former experience. I own and run Maritime Bulletin website for more than 10 years. I've been involved in solving a number of piracy hijack cases, including the hijack of ro-ro FAINA, loaded with tanks. It was me who made public, and unravel, freighter ARCTIC SEA mystery. I've been also closely involved in a number of maritime disaster, one of them being MSC FLAMINIA major fire.