First cruise ship to resume sailing Caribbean has COVID-19 outbreak

First cruise ship to resume sailing Caribbean has COVID-19 outbreak


There are even more cases of COVID-19 aboard that first cruise ship to venture into the Caribbean since March.

Five people on the SeaDream 1 cruise ship have tested positive for the coronavirus, the ship’s captain has told passengers, CNN reported Thursday night.

News of the first passenger catching the virus broke Wednesday.

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The ship is the first to resume sailing in the Caribbean since last spring, when the pandemic turned multiple cruise lines into COVID-19-infested floating quarantine wards.

There are 53 passengers and 66 crew members on board.

SeaDream has not confirmed the number of people who have tested positive with the virus; one passenger told CNN that the captain revealed in an announcement that 5 were infected.

“SeaDream I has paused its current Caribbean voyage and returned to Barbados after guests’ tests for COVID-19 returned assumptive positive results,” the company said in a press statement.

All guests and non-essential crew are quarantining in their staterooms and the

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