Two Edgartown residents are marooned aboard a cruise ship in the Gulf of Thailand amid global concerns over the coronavirus. On Thursday, it appeared that the two-week journey might be nearing an end.

Tom and Dianne Durawa are two of the 1,455 passengers and 802 crew that have been stranded aboard the MS Westerdam for the past two weeks. The Netherlands-flagged cruise ship has been drifting through the South China Sea and the Gulf of Thailand in search of a government that will harbor the vessel.

Though there have been no confirmed illnesses aboard, according to a recent tweet from the World Health Organization, the ship has been turned away from ports in Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Thailand and the Philippines amid fears of the virus.

The flu-like coronavirus that emerged in the city of Wuhan in January has disrupted travel across Asia and beyond, with flights suspended and entry restrictions imposed by health officials and governments trying to stem the spread of the disease.

Through email dispatches, Mrs. Durawa has kept a running chronicle of their journey.

Being greeted at sea off the coast of Cambodia. — Courtesy Dianne Durawa

“We started our cruise from Singapore on January 16 and had wonderful visits in Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam,” she wrote.

The problems began when the vessel took port in Hong Kong on Feb. 1, where some passengers left the ship and new passengers came aboard, she wrote. Hong Kong was the last stop for the ship before it was refused further landings.

On Tuesday, she said the Westerdam tried to dock in Bangkok but was denied permission by Thai authorities. The following day, Mrs. Durawa said a Thai Navy warship escorted the Westerdam toward the port city of Sihanoukville, Cambodia.

Anchored off the coast, passengers are awaiting medical clearance before the ship is granted permission to land in Sihanoukville.

“We spent the last six days moving slowly in a southerly direction from Taiwan . . . We have been through health tests and have been informed that there is no coronavirus onboard,” Mrs. Durawa wrote. “The captain has constantly updated us of our progress . . . when he starts to speak over the public address system, the whole ship goes silent.”

She said despite the monotony of drifting through a seemingly endless ocean, the ship’s crew has tried its best to keep the passengers entertained.

“Three laps of the deck is a mile, and we have done that daily,” Mrs. Durawa wrote. “Speakers provide education, meals continue to be fine, music programs are available and we have entered trivial pursuit competitions.”

The passengers have all been issued full refunds and full credit towards another trip in the future.

“Right now, the only money they are making from us is at the bar,” Mrs. Durawa wrote. “So we are trying to help them out as best we can!”

“We are anchored in Sihanoukville waiting for health clearance,” she added at 12:30 a.m. Eastern Standard time Thursday. “We are happy to be in calm water with a plan in place.”