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Royal Caribbean, Princess, Disney suspend cruises


President Donald Trump on Friday expressed support for cruise operators affected by the coronavirus pandemic as a growing list of companies suspended their operations.

“We’re with them all the way,” Trump told reporters at the White House. “It’s a great industry. We will be helping them, and we will be helping the airline industry, if we have to. So far people haven’t been asking.”

Royal Caribbean is suspending its U.S. operations at midnight Saturday, the company said Friday. Its move followed Princess Cruises, Viking and Disney on Thursday.

Princess announced Thursday that it is suspending its global operations for 60 days amid the coronavirus pandemic that has already forced two of its ships’ passengers into quarantine.

All operations will be suspended March 12 to May 10 according to a statement from the cruise line shared with USA TODAY by spokesperson Negin Kamali.





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