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NSW Health’s new screening procedure for cruise ship arrivals delayed Ruby Princess

Health screenings delay departure of Ruby Princess from Sydney

NSW Health has introduced new public health screening for passengers arriving in cruise ships and Princess Cruises has implemented a more detailed health form for embarking passengers. 

Sydney was the turnaround port for Ruby Princess which was due to sail at 6.45p.m. on Sunday on a 13-night round cruise to New Zealand with around 4,200 passengers and crew.

Processing new arrivals

There was a delay in processing the passengers who had arrived that morning from a round cruise to New Zealand and the ship sailed at 10.45 p.m.

Princess Cruises’ director of public relations, Meg Koffel, said the company’s questionnaire is ‘in line with our commitment to maintain a healthy onboard environment.’

NSW Health 

Seatrade Cruise News has contacted NSW Health for details of the new screening procedure for cruise ship arrivals.

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