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Passengers stand on board the Tui cruise ship 'Mein Schiff 2' during the departure from the port for a three-day trip on the North Sea in Hamburg, Germany. The cruise ship has set sail for the first time since the industry was shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, with strict precautions to keep passengers and crew as safe as possible. Passengers will spend the weekend at sea with no land stops before returning to Germany on Monday.

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Cruise ships are docked at port the port of Piraeus, near Athens, Greece. About 150,000 seafarers are stranded at sea in need of crew changes, according to the International Chamber of Shipping. Roughly another 150,000 are stuck on shore, waiting to get back to work.

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A passenger who was on the Australian cruise ship "Greg Mortimer," who the Uruguayan military confirms suffers COVID-19, is helped down from a small Navy boat after leaving the cruise ship to be taken to a local hospital in Montevideo, Uruguay. The military said two passengers from the cruiser were taken to the hospital.

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Greek port police officers and health officials, some wearing masks to protect themselves against the spread of coronavirus wait outside a passenger ship docked at a pier in the port of Piraeus, near Athens. Greek authorities say a more than 100 people on board the ship have been confirmed as tested positive for the new coronavirus. The ship, a ferry chartered to house workers from various countries who were to work on a shipbuilding project in Spain, has been anchored outside Greece's main port of Piraeus for several days. Those who have tested positive will be quarantined for 14 days on board the ship.

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Passengers from the British cruise ship MS Braemar board a plane before being flown to the UK, at the José Martí International Airport in Havana, Cuba. Cuba authorized the British cruise ship MS Braemar, with five confirmed cases of the new coronavirus and more than 1000 people on board, to dock on the island, from where its passengers will be repatriated by plane.

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A woman is pushed in a wheelchair as passengers from the Grand Princess, a cruise ship carrying multiple people who have tested positive for COVID-19, walk on a tarmac before boarding a chartered plane in Oakland, California.

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Carrying multiple people who have tested positive for COVID-19, the Grand Princess maintains a holding pattern about 30 miles off the coast of San Francisco. The cruise ship is scheduled to dock at the Port of Oakland on Monday.

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An official in protective suits measure the temperature of the foreign passengers disembarked from the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship before boarding to buses at a port in Yokohama, near Tokyo.

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A bus carrying passengers from the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship leaves a port in Yokohama, near Tokyo. Passengers tested negative for COVID-19 started disembarking since Wednesday.

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A jogger looks at the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship, anchored in Yokohama near Tokyo. Two Indian crew members are among the 39 more people who have been tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

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A health official takes the temperature of a passenger at a cruise ship terminal in Port Klang, Malaysia. COVID-19 sickened tens of thousands of people in China since December, and more than 170 cases have been confirmed on another cruise ship, the Diamond Princess, which made stops in Hong Kong and other ports before arriving in Japan last week.

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A man fishes behind the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship in Yokohama, near Tokyo. Life on board the luxury cruise ship, which has dozens of cases of a new virus, can include fear, excitement and soul-crushing boredom, according to interviews by The Associated Press with passengers and a stream of tweets and YouTube videos.

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A speed boat, foreground, transports samples from some passengers who have reported stomachaches or fever, in the Westerdam, seen in the background, off Sihanoukville, Cambodia. The cruise ship turned away by four Asian and Pacific governments due to virus fears anchored Thursday off Cambodia for health checks on its 2,200 passengers and crew.

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Masked passengers are seen on the deck of the Diamond Princess docked at Yokohama port, near Tokyo.

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The cruise ship Anthem of the Seas is docked at the Cape Liberty Cruise Port in Bayonne, N.J. Passengers were screened, as a precaution, for novel coronavirus.

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Masked passengers are seen on the deck of the cruise ship Diamond Princess docked at Yokohama Port, near Tokyo. Japan reported 41 new cases of a virus on the cruise ship that's been quarantined. About 3,700 people have been confined aboard the ship.

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The cruise ship Diamond Princess is anchored at Yokohama Port for supplies replenished in Yokohama, south of Tokyo. The 3,700 people on board faced a two-week quarantine in their cabins. Health workers said 10 more people from the Diamond Princess were confirmed sickened with the virus, in addition to 10 others who tested positive on Wednesday. The 10 will be dropped off as the ship docks and transferred to nearby hospitals for further test and treatment.

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The cruise ship Diamond Princess is anchored at Yokohama Port for supplies replenished in Yokohama, south of Tokyo. Health workers said 10 more people from the Diamond Princess were confirmed ill with the virus, in addition to 10 others who tested positive on Wednesday. They were dropped off as the ship docked and transferred to nearby hospitals for further test and treatment.

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A TV crew film a cruise ship Diamond Princess anchoring off the Yokohama Port in Yokohama, near Tokyo.

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Medical workers in protective suits take a passenger tested positive for a new coronavirus from the cruise ship Diamond Princess to ambulances at Yokohama Port in Yokohama, south of Tokyo. Japan said 10 people on the cruise ship have tested positive for the new virus and were being taken to hospitals. Health Minister Nobukatsu Kato said all the 3,700 people and passengers on the ship will be quarantined on board for up to 14 days under Japanese law.

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A cruise ship Diamond Princess anchors off the Yokohama Port upon arrival in Yokohama, near Tokyo. A person who was a passenger on the Japanese-operated cruise ship has tested positive for a new virus after leaving the ship in Hong Kong on Jan. 25. The ship returned to Yokohama carrying 3,000 passengers and crew members after making port calls in Vietnam, Taiwan and Okinawa. A team of quarantine officials and medical staff boarded the ship on Monday night and began medical checks of everyone on board, a health ministry official said on condition of anonymity, citing department rules.

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President Ram Nath Kovind with Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan during a ride on a luxury boat in Kochi.

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President Ram Nath Kovind with wife Savita and daughter Swati during a ride on a luxury boat in Kochi.

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MSC Seaside docks for the first time at Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve in Marine Cay Island, The Bahamas.

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An illuminated party ship cruises over the river Main after sunset in Frankfurt, Germany.

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Cruise vessel ship Seven Seas Voyager Kochi with around 750 passengers and crew 450 on-board arrives at a port in Kochi.

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Tourists walk past a cruise vessel ship ' Costa Victoria' as it arrives at a port in Kochi. Atleast 2000 passengers and 800 crew members were on board the ship.

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Cruise vessel Aida Vita Kochi with around 1200 passengers on-board arrives at a port in Kochi.

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Bollywood actor Sushmita Sen, Olympic medallist M C Mary Kom, Tennis player Mahesh Bhupati at the launch of 'Karnika' India's first flagged cruise line, in Mumbai

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Bollywood actor Sushmita Sen poses with traditional dancers at the launch of 'Karnika' India's first flagged cruise line, in Mumbai

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An ice sculpture on the deck at the launch of 'Karnika' India's first flagged cruise line, in Mumbai

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Passengers rescued from the Viking Sky cruise ship are helped from a helicopter in Hustadvika, Norway. A cruise ship with engine problems sent a mayday call off Norway's western coast on Saturday, then began evacuating its 1,300 passengers and crew amid stormy seas and heavy winds in a high-risk helicopter rescue operation.

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People watch from the quayside as fireworks erupt over the passenger cruise liner Queen Elizabeth, as the boat moves out from the Port of Liverpool, England, after a short stopover. The Queen Elizabeth is the newest luxury cruise liner owned by Cunard.

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