Cruise Companies Cancel Sailings from China Due to Corona Virus

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Posted: January 26, 2020

Major cruise companies are announcing cancellations of sailings out of China due to the growing threat of coronavirus. 

USAToday.com reports that Royal Caribbean, MSC, and Costa Cruises are all canceling departures from China, with Royal Caribbean announcing that it is suspending Monday’s scheduled sailing of the Spectrum of the Seas. The Spectrum was set of leave Shanghai on a four-day itinerary Monday, but now the sailing may be rescheduled. The company’s next scheduled sailing out of China is set for Friday, but there has been no word as to whether that sailing will go forward.

"The health and safety of our guests and crew is our primary concern, and we continue to work with the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control, and government health authorities to monitor the situation," Royal Caribbean said in a statement

MSC announced that it would cancel the Tuesday sailing of the Splendida out of Shanghai, while Costa canceled sailings between January 25 and February 2 on ships including the Serena, Atlantica, Venezia, and neoRomantica