Two more cruise lines have revealed they have had cases of coronavirus onboard their cruise ships. The guests and crew onboard the SeaDream I have now had to quarantine after one passenger on board tested positive for COVID-19. The crew needed to operate the ship have not been required to quarantine.
The passenger tested positive after they arrived home in Denmark.
SeaDream Yacht Club has since informed current passengers and crew.
The person disembarked from SeaDream I in Tromsø, Norway on Sunday.
The ship was on another journey when the test results came to light.
The voyage has been cancelled with the ship now returning to Bodø.
Another cruise ship also had to return to port early after a passenger on board tested positive for the deadly virus.
Alaska’s first cruise ship of 2020 returned to port early after a passenger tested positive for coronavirus.
UnCruise Adventures confirmed the sad news on Tuesday that a passenger on its Alaska voyage had tested positive.
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The passenger was onboard the Wilderness Adventurer three days after it departed from Alaska’s capital of Juneau.
Luckily, the Wilderness Adventurer did not stop in any other ports in Alaska.
The passenger was on board the ship with 30 crew and 37 passengers.
The ship’s crew will have to quarantine on board the ship which is docked in Juneau.
While passengers will quarantine at a local hotel.
UnCruise said in a statement: “The guest is showing no symptoms and no other guests or crew are showing outward symptoms of any kind.
“All guests have been informed and will quarantine until the state of Alaska deems it safe for them to return home.”
In a statement, SeaDream Yacht Club said: “We sincerely hope that there is no COVID-19 on board, and we are not aware of any other guests or crew who are infected or have any symptoms, but we are taking all necessary precautions.
“All guests and crew were informed, as well as the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) and the Norwegian Directorate of Health as soon as we received the information this afternoon.”
The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) extended its no-sail order for cruise ships until October 1.
They extended the ban on cruises in July.
The original order was issued on March 14.
Cruise rules in the UK are still stringent with the Foreign Office (FCO) “advising against cruise ship travel at this time”.
They continued: “This is due to the ongoing pandemic and is based on medical advice from Public Health England.”
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