Cruise ship leaves Cambodian port after negative virus tests

The Westerdam cruise ship departed from a Cambodian port on Saturday morning (Feb 22) after being turned away by several Asian nations over (Covid-19) coronavirus fears, a Cambodian port official said.

Official Lou Kimchhun said the ship was headed for Anchorage, Alaska.

Cruise line Holland America said in a statement on Friday that it was cancelling Westerdam’s four Asia cruises for March and April due to the “uncertainty of ports accepting cruise ships” in the region.

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