Covid 19 cases spiked after resuming Caribbean cruise

Published on : Monday, November 16, 2020

Resuming sailing in the Caribbean found a sudden spike in the covid-19 cases. About a total of seven passengers tested positive for Covid-19 aboard the SeaDream 1 cruise ship docked in Barbados, according to two passengers on the ship.

Those who however tested negative will be allowed to leave the ship and travel home safely according to Gene Sloan and Ben Hewitt told CNN on Friday. The SeaDream Yacht Club cruise was one of the first to return to the Caribbean since the coronavirus pandemic paused the communication since March and it was expected that the system will increased safety protocols, including regular testing aboard the ship, could allow cruise voyages to take place during the pandemic.

Unfortunately one passenger fell ill on Wednesday, and forced the SeaDream 1 to return to Barbados, it was later found that a total 53 passengers and 66 crew were tested. Hewitt mentioned that those who tested negative twice would be allowed to disembark the ship and fly home on Saturday.

CNN has asked SeaDream to confirm the exact number of positive results.

SeaDream’s Andreas Brynestad, in the SeaDream release stated that they are working with the local health  and government authorities to handle the situation and help those affected while focusing on developing strategies to resume cruise services.


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