Coronavirus – NYK Cruises cancels Cruises – 12.03.2020

NYK Cruises “will cancel all cruises on ASUKA II scheduled to sail in March, in addition to the 103-day world cruise scheduled to depart from Japan on April 2 and return in July,” the company said.

ASUKA II is the largest cruise ship flying the Japanese flag, according to her operator. With a capacity for 872 passengers, she was scheduled for a world cruise departing Japan on April 2nd with a June stop in Costa Rica.

According to the daily La Nación reportage, citing the Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT), says the ships ASUKA II together with OCEAN DREAM won’t arrive here due to COVID-19. –

The second cruise cancellation is the OCEAN DREAM with a capacity of 1,200 passengers and planned her 104th global voyage from April 9th to July 23rd.

All images of ASUKA II leaving Valletta, Malta back to 4th May, 2007.

Photos by Malta Ship Photos & Action Photos Team. Do not use these images without my permission. © All rights reserved. Malta Ship Photos & Action Photos –

Published – Thursday 12th March, 2020.