The Grand Princess cruise ship is shown docked at the Port of Oakland on Wednesday in Oakland, California. Credit: Ben Margot | AP

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Two international cruise ship companies have announced that they are temporarily suspending voyages due to the new coronavirus.

Princess Cruises has announced it will voluntarily pause global operations of its 18 cruise ships for 60 days, affecting trips departing March 12 to May 10.

Viking Cruises will suspend river and ocean cruise trips until May 1.

Cruise ships have been particularly hard hit amid the new pandemic and have been turned away by dozens of ports and countries. The Diamond Princess cruise ship, which Japanese officials held in a flawed quarantine operation, infected hundreds of passengers and crew.

Jan Swartz, president of Princess Cruises, said “by taking this bold action of voluntarily pausing the operations of our ships, it is our intention to reassure our loyal guests, team members and global stakeholders of our commitment to the health, safety and well-being of all who sail with us.”

Passengers now on a Princess cruise that will end in the next five days will continue to sail as expected through the end of the itinerary. Current voyages that extend beyond March 17 will be ended at the most convenient location for guests.

Under normal operations, it serves more than 50,000 passengers a day.

At this time, it’s unlikely the decision will affect the company’s scheduled visits to Maine. The first Princess cruise ship of the 2020 season is not expected to dock in Bar Harbor until Aug. 1, while the earliest scheduled visit to Portland is in October.

One Viking Cruise ship that can carry 1,400 passengers and crew, the Viking Star, is scheduled to dock in Portland on Oct. 13.

At least one cruise ship scheduled to dock in Maine in May, the Amsterdam, has canceled stops along its current itinerary as a result of the virus. The Amsterdam is operated by Holland America, which has the same ownership as Princess Cruises.

BDN writers Bill Trotter and Nick Schroeder contributed to this report.