Two passenger vessels, the Crown Princess and the Island Princess are reported to have arrived at the Port of Cape Town on May 16, 2020 bringing home South Africans who had been away from home throughout the lockdown.
According to the capetownetc, the arrival was confirmed by the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA).
“The South African Maritime Safety Authority can confirm the arrival of two passenger vessels at the Port of Cape Town. The vessels, The Crown Princess and the Island princess arrived on the 16th of May 2020 on a scheduled stop,” said SAMSA.
The Crown Princess arrived with 2139 crew members, 30 of them South African.
The South African crew and South African medical team which had been onboard the vessel for some time disembarked to be replaced by a fresh team before proceeding to another port.
The disembarked crew was subjected to the local Covid-19 regulations and will quarantine for 14 days before they can proceed to join their families.
The Island Princess also arrived in Cape Town with 1416 crew members, 62 of them South African.
More cruiser liners have and are expected to call on South African ports in the next few weeks and these include the Zuiderdam, the Veendam, the Carnival Dream, the Carnival Liberty, the Carnival Ecstasy, the Carnival Conquest as well as the Carnival Fascination.