Carnival’s Queen Mary 2 Set to Reach Port, Cutting Ships at Sea
Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 ocean liner is set to reach port Wednesday, potentially cutting to two the number ofCarnival Corp. cruise ships waiting to disembark passengers, after the coronavirus prompted the industry to shut down.
The ship is scheduled to arrive in Southampton, England, with 264 passengers, the company said in an email Tuesday.
An ill crew member was airlifted off the ship in Durban, South Africa, but the company said it wasn’t related to Covid-19 and there are no confirmed or suspected cases of the virus on board.
Cruising was suspended in mid-March after a series of coronavirus episodes on ships led to concern about their safety during the pandemic. But several ships were caught at sea and struggled to find ports willing to take them in, including many operated by industry leader Carnival.
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