Princess Cruises said it had repatriated nearly 14,000 crew members and brought nearly 800 crew aboard to relieve those serving during this non-operational period of minimal staffing.

Solutions sought for 500 crew

Approximately 500 crew who are eligible for repatriation remain on board.

Princess said its team is dedicated to continue looking for options, adding: ‘We’ll not give up until each member of our Princess family is reunited with their loved ones.’

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