Princess Cruises delays return of ship that was once home to the biggest outbreak of COVID-19 outside China
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The return of the Diamond Princess cruise ship, which was home to the largest outbreak of COVID-19 outside of China in February 2020, was delayed Wednesday amid the ongoing pandemic.
Princess Cruises, which is owned by Carnival Corporation, announced the cancellation of Diamond Princess's fall cruise in South America, as well as its trip to Antarctica that was set for next spring. The ship will now make its return next year for sailings in Japan.
The Diamond Princess cruise ship was quarantined in the port of Yokohama, Japan from Feb. 7-23 of last year. The outbreak led to more than 700 of the 3,711 Diamond Princess passengers and crew becoming infected, and several deaths.
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