Published: November 16, 2020 - 12:01 AM
Just as US cruise lines scramble to meet the CDC Guidelines, there are also discussion about extending the US cruise pause even longer. With the recent positive cases reported on board SeaDream Yacht Cruises 100 passenger ship - Seadream 1, appeals are now being made to extend the pause. The SeaDream 1 is now alongside in Barbados after 7 of the ship’s 53 passengers tested positive for the coronavirus. The ship has a crew of 66 who all tested negative for the virus. As a result of this, there are now reports that Rep. Doris Matsui of California and Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut cited the COVID-19 cases on the first Caribbean cruise to sail since March as a reason to reconsider allowing cruising to resume from the United States. This urging comes on the heels of an increased number of COVID Cases in the US which are seeing new all time highs.
Reports indicate that the remaining passengers on the SeaDream I will be cleared to go home by the weekend. No information is available on the status of the next cruise and if it will sail as expected. Please note that the SeaDream I cruises are departing and returning to Barbados and are NOT visiting US ports.
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