COVID-19 Cruise Information

Guidance for Cruise Travel

Grand Princess cruise ship

  • The Grand Princess departed the Port of Oakland on March 16, 2020 after the disembarkation of passengers and a majority of the crew under the management of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and California Department of Health (Cal DPH). 
  • She will be anchored south of the Bay Bridge in the San Francisco Bay for approximately two weeks for disinfection and sanitation. 
  • The U.S Coast Guard has jurisdiction over those waters and permitted the Grand Princess to anchor.
  • The quarantine and disinfection of the Grand Princess in the San Francisco Bay is being overseen by the CDC and does not pose any risk to the health and safety of the public. CDC personnel are aboard and are overseeing the operation. 
  • Upon completion the Grand Princess will layberth (dock) at one of San Francisco’s cruise terminals. The vessel must be cleared by the CDC to layberth. The vessel will only layberth after the CDC declares the quarantine of all remaining crew is completed and the ship is sanitized to the level where health restrictions will not apply to any individuals. 
  • Crew will not be allowed to leave the vessel and will fully comply with all instructions and requirements of CDC, Cal DPH, SF DPH and Custom Border Protection.
  • For additional questions, please call: 415.274.0400

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