With the dawning of a new day, while enjoying breakfast, we heard the dreaded, “Bing Bong”, with Beven requesting our attention for another important update.
The State of Hawaii has closed their ports and Viking has been contacted by the US Coast Guard, suggesting that other mainland ports will shortly follow suit. Therefore, the US Coast Guard has recommended they disembark and repatriate passengers at the earliest opportunity.
Based on this recommendation, the 2019/20 World Cruise is terminating in Dubai and all passengers must disembark the vessel. Viking are arranging flights home, but it may take a few days to get flights for everyone.