Carnival to pull cruise ships from Jamaica and Grand Cayman

News has emerged that Carnival Cruise Lines are changing itineraries for a number of its ships scheduled to have made stops in Jamaica and Grand Cayman this week.

Carnival Cruise Line will be skipping stops to some Caribbean destinations including Jamaica and Grand Cayman. (Photo: Carnival)

The cruise company in a release noted that the change is coming about following the countries’ stance of not allowing ships to dock for fears of the Coronavirus spread.

“A number of Caribbean destinations continue to work through their policies with regards to cruise ship visits. And while we are following all CDC and World Health Organization (WHO) screening protocols and guidelines, we want to avoid any possibility of a visit to a destination where there is uncertainty or we risk being turned away,” the cruise line said in a statement.

Talks have been ongoing between Jamaica and the cruise line about the situation, but it looks like they are at an impasse with Jamaica and cruise lines holding firm to their respective positions.

It’s uncertain what will be the result coming out of these discussions but the Coronavirus is certainly having a major impact right across the board with the latest figures showing over 3,000 being killed from the virus and another 88,000 persons being infected.