(CNN) – At least four cruise ships were diverted from ports or were barred from landing in the United States this week due to Govt-19 lawsuits.
Recent cruise ship disruptions include:
A “small number of whole vaccinated teams” tested positive, and not all showed mild or no symptoms, Holland told America Line CNN.
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Jalisco health officials are initially going to allow test negative people to get off. However, they changed their minds by Thursday, citing “the rapid growth of cases confirmed in the panel,” the department said. The department said only one team member tested positive a week ago.
The ship, which left San Diego on December 19 with more than 1,000 passengers and more than 870 crew, visited Cabo San Lucas and Mazatlan before arriving in Puerto Vallarta. Sunday was scheduled to return to San Diego.
Holland America Line, like the other shipping companies in the story, must fully vaccinate passengers and crew against Covit-19, with a few exceptions for children.
However, the company ordered an alternative stop on Friday in the Dominican Republic.
The cruise ship returned to Miami as scheduled on Sunday, the crew said.
Traveler Jim Storopsky said his experience with CNN subsidiary WPLG was positive, adding that the company was “very accommodating”. His wife, Connie, praised the company for its Govt-19 safety protocols and said they were “having a good time”. The couple said they plan to travel with the company again in two weeks.
The Royal Caribbean Odyssey of the Seas.
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Curaக்கோao health officials decided that the percentage of people on board was too high to allow the ship to stop.
The ship will return to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, as scheduled for Sunday.
According to the Royal Caribbean, the ship can accommodate up to 5,550 guests and up to 1,600 crew. It is not clear whether the ship was fully occupied.
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The disruptions so far have affected a small part of the operation of cruise ships
The positive Govt-19 tests on cruise ships are not unique to this month – they have taken place at other times since the ships began their departure from the US coast again this summer.
In August, for example, before arriving at a port in Belize, 27 people tested positive on a Carnival cruise ship.
Now, the pervasiveness of the Omigron variant “can shape the outlook of some targeted authorities, even when they are governed by our strict protocol,” Carnival spokeswoman Anne Marie Matthews told CNN in a prepared statement Friday.
“Some places have limited medical resources and they focus on managing their own local response to variation,” Mathews added.
“If it is necessary to cancel a port, we will do everything we can to find an alternative destination,” Matthews said.
Health and safety ethics
Companies recommend booster shots for their passengers. Holland America Line says its team members receive boosters once they qualify.
It is generally required to test their passengers for the presence of Govt-19 infection before departure.
Passengers with a positive test during the trip should generally be isolated
CNN’s Francesca Street, Melissa Alonso, Aya Elamrose, Karma Hassan, Hira Humayun, Stefano Posepon, Valentina Ditonado and Sheriff Budget contributed to the report.