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Thousands stuck on cruise ships off Australia over virus fears

The Magnifica, carrying around 1,700 passengers, departed Fremantle on Tuesday after being allowed to refuel, but was forced to turn back when told it could not dock in Dubai.


THOUSANDS of passengers on three cruise ships were stranded off Australia's west coast Wednesday as officials refused to let them land to avoid repeating the "utter disaster" of a previous cruise-related coronavirus surge.

The Artania and Magnifica were anchored off the West...