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A third Princess cruise ship kept at sea pending virus tests

The ship will dock in Grand Cayman to receive test kits.
Credit: Joe Cavaretta/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, File
FILE: In this Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020 file photo, passengers from the Caribbean Princess wait for ground transportation at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Princess Cruises confirmed on Monday March 9, 2020, that the Caribbean Princess was ordered by the CDC to keep its passengers and crew on board while crew members get tested for COVID-19.

Princess cruise line officials say passengers on a third ship have been ordered to stay on board while crew members are tested for COVID-19.

The ship was placed under a “no sail" order by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. Princess Cruises says the ship will dock in Grand Cayman to receive the test kits, but passengers won't be able to disembark.

The ship will then set sail for Fort Lauderdale, where it will remain off the coast until further notice.

The Regal Princess was finally able to dock at Port Everglades Sunday night under similar procedures. 

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