Hong Kong will quarantine tourist arrivals from mainland China; at least two Asian airlines have asked their staff to take unpaid leave.
Indonesia decided on imposing China travel ban to prevent virus from spreading; Macao casinos to close for 2 weeks.
2,666 guests and 1,045 crew members will now be required to stay on board until at least Tuesday night.
Airlines and major hotel chains are waiving cancellation fees, but recouping all the costs associated with trips canceled due to coronavirus fears is far from guaranteed.
Part of the funds was used for repayment of the outstanding balance of approximately USD 502 million.
The state-of-the-art boat will be among the first to make use of China's new $31 billion hydroelectric dam.
Costa Cruises is the biggest player in China as the Venezia sails alongside the Serena and Atlantica.
China is the world's second largest cruise market by passenger volume and about 63 percent of the Chinese cruise market comes from Shanghai.
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