Fort Lauderdale Coronavirus: Healthy Passengers Aboard Zaandam, Rotterdam Ships To Begin Journey HomeWrapped in sheets and barely moving, sick passengers from Holland America's Zaandam cruise ship were rushed to local hospitals on Thursday.
Coronavirus Ships: Broward Commission Delays Decision On Allowing Holland America's Ships To Dock At Port EvergladesBroward County commissioners have delayed a decision on whether or not to allow two Holland America cruise ships, one with COVID-19 infected passengers, to dock at Port Everglades this weekend.
Miramar Resident Draws Parallel Between Zaandam Situation To That Of SS St. Louis During WWIICliff Kolber and his wife, who live in Miramar, set sail on the Zaandam on March 6 for a two-week cruise.
Coronavirus Update: Gov. DeSantis Doesn't Want Holland America's Zaandam To Dock In FloridaFlorida Gov. Ron DeSantis does not want the Holland America cruise ship Zaandam, where four people died and others are sick, to offload passengers for treatment at Port Everglades in Florida.
Coronavirus Update: Holland America Cruise Ships Allowed To Sail To South FloridaHolland America Line announced Sunday night it has received permission to travel through the Panama Canal so two of its ships, one with sick passengers and crew, one with healthy people onboard, can return home after docking at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale.
Coronavirus Update: Panama Canal Authorities Reverse Course On Holland America's ZaandamLate on Saturday evening, Holland America's Zaandam was given permission to pass through the Panama Canal and continue on its way to Florida, after being denied passage a day earlier.
Coronavirus Update: Four Passengers Dead On Holland America Cruise ShipFour guests on board Holland America’s Zaandam cruise ship have passed away. A statement on the company website Friday said the guests were “older,” but did not confirm whether or not they died from COVID-19.
Holland America Cruise Ship With 42 Sick People Headed To Port EvergladesA Holland America cruise ship with with 42 sick people aboard is heading to South Florida and is expected to dock next week, but it's not known yet whether the sick people actually have coronavirus.