Cruise ships without passengers allowed to refuel at Honolulu HarborPosted on Mar 24, 2020 in Main, News
Crew will remain on the ship while it is in port
HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Harbors Division notifies the public that additional cruise ships are planning to enter Honolulu Harbor for fuel and provisions. The MS Regatta cruise ship is anchored offshore and will come into port after all the passengers on the Norwegian Jewel ship have disembarked. There are no passengers on the ship. The crew will remain on the vessel while at port. There have been no confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 associated with the vessel.
The Seven Seas Navigator and Seven Seas Mariner ships have also requested to enter Honolulu Harbor for fuel and provisions. Like the Regatta, no passengers are on either of those vessels. Crew members will be required to stay on the ships the entire time they are in port. There are no confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 on the ships. The arrival dates for the ships are to be determined.
A temporary and voluntary suspension in cruise ship passenger operations took effect March 14, 2020. Cruise ships are not able to stay at sea for the duration of the 30 day pause in operations. Cruise lines are relocating ships around the world. Additional cruise ships may port at Honolulu Harbor to refuel. Each case will be considered on an individual basis.