Cruise ship set to dock in Cambodia after being turned away by Thailand

Cambodia has agreed to let a cruise ship dock and disembark after it was turned away by five countries over fears someone aboard may have the coronavirus, its operator Holland America Line said on Wednesday.

The MS Westerdam, carrying 1,455 passengers and 802 crew, is scheduled to arrive in Sihanoukville, Cambodia at 7:00am on Thursday. Satellite tracking data showed that the MS Westerdam arrived in Cambodia Thursday morning.

The MS Westerdam set sail from Hong Kong on February 1 and was turned away by Japan, Taiwan, Guam, the Philippines, and most recently Thailand, where the Public Health Minister refused to allow the ship permission to dock.

“Guests will disembark in Sihanoukville over the next few days and transfer via charter flights to Phnom Penh for forward travel home. Holland America Line will arrange and pay for all flights home, in addition to the full cruise refund and 100 per cent future cruise credit already communicated,” Holland America, owned by Miami-based Carnival Corporation, said.

In an earlier statement the company said that there were “no known or suspected cases of coronavirus on board.”

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