Port of Rotterdam stated that three additional cruise ships will dock at Cruise Port Rotterdam to repatriate the crew members.
The ships will dock along the Holland Amerikade. The crew members to be repatriated are from the Holland America Line (HAL), Seabourn and Princess.
The cruise ship Sky Princess arrived at the Cruise Port Rotterdam on 11 May and was carrying 100 crew members from Holland America Line.
Nieuw Statendam was also scheduled to call at the port on 11 May and was also carrying approximately 100 crew members to be repatriated.
Seabourn Ovation is scheduled to arrive at Rotterdam on 13 May with 150 crew to be repatriated. The ship will depart from the port on 14 May.
The crew will head to their home after disembarking. They will be picked up and transferred to the destination or next transit point in a predetermined order.
The operation will follow the stringent hygiene measures that are to be in place and after consulting the officers.
Harbour Master René de Vries said: “The Port Authority finds it important that crew members can return home. We are happy to cooperate with their repatriation.”
Recently, Port of Oakland in the US announced that three passenger vehicles will dock at the port as the country continues its cruise ship operation restrictions.
There have been many cases of Covid-19 on cruise ships and many cruise lines have suspended their operations.
Last month, the CDC issued a new directive to extend the ‘no sail order’ for all cruise ships to prevent the spread of Covid-19.