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Princess Cruise ordered by CDC to hold ship at LA port

Last Updated Mar 8, 2020 at 9:13 am PDT

FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2020, file photo, a security guard stands near the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship in Yokohama, near Tokyo. After 14 days, an extraordinary quarantine of the Diamond Princess cruise ship ends Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, with thousands of passengers and crew set to disembark over the next several days in the port of Yokohama. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
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Thousands of people who were ready to take off on a cruise to Mexico, were told at the last minute they weren't going

The US Center for Disease Control has issued a no-sailing order for the Royal Princess

LOS ANGELES (NEWS 1130) — On top of having one of its ships stuck at sea due to a COVID-19 outbreak, another Princess Cruise ship is stuck in port.

Thousands of people hoping to sail to Mexico abroad the Royal Princess has been told that their trip has been called off.

The ship has been held at the Los Angeles post becuase one of the staffers onboard previously served on the Grand Princess.

That ship was stuck off the coast of San Francisco for several days due to a COVID-19 outbreak, which includes 237 Canadians held onboard.

Princess Cruiselines says the US Centre for Disease Control issued a no-sail order for the vessel Saturday evening until the crew member was tested for COVID-19.

“The crew member is past the maximum incubation of COVID-19, has been evaluated and has never developed any respiratory symptoms or fever. The crew member had no known contact or exposure to other guests or crew who were ill on Grand Princess,” a Princes Cruise tweet reads.

Princess says it will be giving out full refunds for cruise fees and reimbursing some funds for hotel stays.

The ship holds 3,500 passengers.