Princess Cruise Line Cancels Voyage After Passenger Dies from Coronavirus

Princess Cruises has undoubtedly been the cruise line most affected by the coronavirus outbreak. In February, the Diamond Princess cruise ship was the site of hundreds of cases of coronavirus and led to several passengers losing their lives. Now, a passenger from the Grand Princess cruise ship has died from the virus, prompting Princess to scrap a cruise sailing that was underway.

The 71-year-old passenger died from coronavirus after returning home from a voyage on the Grand Princess. The revelation caused company authorities to cancel the cruise voyage that the Grand Princess currently had underway, rerouting the ship from being en route to Ensenada, Mexico to heading for San Francisco. 

The New York Post reports that, in a statement, the company said: “In an abundance of caution, we will be canceling the call to Ensenada, allowing the ship to arrive back in San Francisco early, exact day and timing being determined.”

The Grand Princess passenger who died from norovirus was California’s first coronavirus related death.