A cruise ship with around 940 people onboard - European crew members from various Holland America Group ships, docked in the Dutch city of Rotterdam on Wednesday.

The Regal Princess cruise ship was seen arriving in the Port of Rotterdam, sailing through its waters and docking in the cruise terminal, close to the Erasmus Bridge.

Dutch crew members disembarked the cruise ship on Wednesday, while the rest of the crew expected to disembark on Thursday and to be repatriated by their home countries.

Justin Noldus, a Dutch crew member, explained that the environment on the ship was generally good with face masks being compulsory. "Outside the cabin, you had to wear a mask all the time. Only inside your cabin, you could take it off," he said.

The Netherlands has 41,518 cases of coronavirus and 5,221 related deaths, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

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