On March 13, in light of mounting fears over onboard coronavirus outbreaks, the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) made the decision to halt operations from US ports of call for 30 days.
Two weeks later, thousands of crew members and passengers remain aboard in at least 20 ships across the world.
CLIA encompasses 38 cruise companies, with a total of 277 ships.
The organization confirmed to CNN on Friday that about 5.4% of the total fleet are currently at sea completing journeys.
The details on the stranded cruise ships are as follows:
Cruise ships without passengers
According to a tweet from Miami-Dade County Emergency Management, six crew members with respiratory symptoms were evacuated from the ship this week, and then transported to a hospital on shore by Miami-Dade Fire.
Costa Magica does not have permission to enter the Port of Miami.
The ship previously docked in Guadeloupe and all passengers disembarked to get on flights.
The ship is docked near Miami, Florida.
Seven ill crew members were evacuated from this ship along with the sick passengers who had been on board Costa Magica.
Like Costa Magica, the ship previously docked in Guadeloupe, and passengers disembarked there. Costa Favolosa is also docked in Miami.
The ship is sailing back to Southampton with no passengers on board. It is due to dock March 31.
According to its press team, the crew members on board in this ship have challenged themselves to walk and jog the track around the ship to keep busy and exercise during the crossing.
“They are hoping the entire crew of 138 do 28 laps a day, for the 27 day trip, if every crew member does the 28 laps a day it will equal the distance they are crossing, 7700 nautical miles = 8861.01 miles,” says a Hapag-Lloyd Cruises spokesperson.
The Hanseatic Nature is traveling from Central America to Hamburg, Germany, scheduled to arrive April 15.
This ship is traveling from Brazil to Barbados, scheduled to arrive this weekend.
This ship is on course to Barbados, scheduled to arrive April 3
Cruise ships with passengers
The Zaandam was sailing a South American voyage that departed Buenos Aires, Argentina, on March 7 and was originally supposed to dock in San Antonio, Chile, on March 21.
Influenza-like symptoms have been reported by 138 people on board with 53 guests and 85 crew members.
Four guests on board Zaandam have passed away, the cruise line confirmed on Friday.
Holland America did not immediately provide the cause of death.
Once flu-like symptoms cropped up on board, those with symptoms were isolated and their traveling companions quarantined. All guests were asked to remain in their staterooms.
There is a total of 1,243 guests and 586 crew members on board.
Maasdam arrived in San Diego, California, on March 26. Passenger disembarkation is set to begin March 27 and be completed by March 28.
There are 842 guests on board and 542 crew, with no reported cases of Covid-19.
The ship set off on March 1, 2020, from Auckland and was originally set to terminate in San Diego on April 3.
The Coral Princess departed Santiago, Chile, on March 5. Princess Cruises announced operations were halting one week later.
Princess Cruises tried to negotiate disembarkation in Brazil for guests on board the Coral Princess. Anvisa, the Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency, denied the disembarkation of Coral Princess guests, including those with confirmed outbound flights.
The ship is now traveling directly to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. There are no known cases of Covid-19 on board.
The Pacific Princess is due to arrive in Los Angeles on April 24.
The Pacific Princess docked in Australia on Saturday March 21, with the majority of passengers who disembarked on flights March 22 or March 23.
Those who couldn’t fly due to medical reasons remained on board the ship, which is now traveling towards Los Angeles.
According to former passenger CJ Hayden, some of those on board were previously traveling on Holland America’s Amsterdam, which also docked in Fremantle, Australia, on March 21.
Hayden says there are 75 passengers on board and no known cases of Covid-19.
The Queen Victoria departed on an 82-day, round trip South America Discovery voyage from Hamburg on January 8, 2020.
The ship is now on its way back to Southampton, set to arrive this weekend. All guests will be disembarked.
No one is believed to be unwell.
Queen Mary 2
The Queen Mary 2 set off on a 113-day New York to New York voyage on January 3, 2020.
“Queen Mary 2’s World Voyage was canceled and the ship is currently en route to Southampton from Australia,” says a Cunard spokesperson.
Most guests disembarked in Perth and flew back home from there.
“The only guests who remain on board are those who are unable to fly due to medical reasons,” said Cunard in a statement.
There are no known cases of Covid-19 on board.