Ruby Princess is the second cruise ship to arrive in Honolulu since the start of COVID

HONOLULU (KHON2) – The Ruby Princess cruise ship arrived in Honolulu on Friday, Jan. 21, becoming the second ship with passengers to Hawaii since the pandemic began.

According to the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT), the ship carried more than 2,000 passengers and crew combined. However, state officials have confirmed that more than one positive COVID case has been identified on board.

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Although officials have not revealed exactly how many people have tested positive for coronavirus at this time, those who have are being isolated and treated on the ship.

HDOT reported the vessel was anchored at Pier 2B Friday morning. His arrival follows the appearance of the great princess, which also arrived in Honolulu on Sunday, January 9.

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The Grand Princess was the first cruise ship full of passengers to visit the islands since the start of COVID-19. A total of 1,188 passengers and 915 crew members were on board. He arrived on the morning of January 9 and left at 11 p.m. the same day.