No Passengers Aboard Cruise Ship on Gulf Coast

PEARL, Miss. – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is aware that a Carnival Cruise Ship has moored at the Port of Gulfport, Sunday, March 15, 2020.  There are no passengers aboard only crew members. However, crews are not allowed to leave the port and can only disembark from the vessel for ship-side maintenance. Another Carnival Cruise Ship will moor within the next few days. We are told one vessel from Norwegian Cruises lines will anchor offshore and moor every 6-8 days for resupply.  As with Carnival, Norwegian crew members will not be allowed to disembark the ship.