Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Passenger-less Cruise Ships to Stop
at Port of L.A.

In the coming weeks, passenger-less cruise ships will be making pit stops at the Port of Angeles for fuel, supplies and services, the port said Dec. 28.

Ships from Princess Cruises, Holland America and Norwegian Cruise Line are expected to come to L.A. and dock at the Los Angeles Cruise Terminal. Over two dozen cruise ships are expected at the port through early February, the port said.

While the COVID-19 pandemic has halted cruise operations since March, the visits for fuel and supplies are “part of the cruise lines’ operations to reestablish the ships in U.S. waters as a prerequisite to meet federal regulations in order to resume cruising in the future,” according to the port, adding that a date hasn’t been set for U.S. passenger sailings.

Meanwhile, the port continues to track the situation closely and work with emergency and public health agencies including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

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