Positive COVID-19 cases on Seabourn Ovation as it sails to Cyprus
Today a popular video blogger, Gary Bembridge, mentioned cases of COVID-19 that are apparently on the Seabourn ovation cruise ship he sails on. The exact number of positive COVID cases is currently unknown. It is quite common that most cruise ships sailing today experience breakthrough infections of a few to a dozen cases per cruise.
Sunny sea day sailing on Seabourn Ovation in Cyprus. Unfortunately, some B2B customers, despite testing negative on Friday, show mild and isolated symptoms of Covid. No more tests done today. Mask rule in place and indoor activities now taking place outdoors. pic.twitter.com/TGXZXg7pVQ
– Gary Bembridge (@garybembridge) October 4, 2021
The Seabourn ovation is currently sailing to a port in Cyprus. The cruise ship is currently on a two-week cruise around the Greek Islands after leaving Piraeus, Greece on September 25, 2021.
Seabourn demands that its guests be vaccinated. Passengers must undergo a negative PCR test at least three days before the cruise and a negative antigen test at the cruise terminal just before the cruise.
The company encourages Shore excursions organized by Seabourn, but permit its guests to make independent shore excursions. It appears that guests left the cruise ship for excursions that were not under Seabourn’s control or protocols. A copy of the company’s COVID protocols is here and here.
Seabourne isn’t the only cruise line sailing the Aegean that knows guests with groundbreaking COVID infections. This weekend we reported that in the last two weeks alone, Royal Caribbean Jewel of the seas has at least thirty-three guests who have had breakthrough COVID infections. There were also positive COVID cases of six guests and two guests on previous cruises earlier this summer.
New # COVID-19[FEMALE[FEMININE normal cruise? Another #cruise boat leaving from #Cyprus, #JeweloftheSeas, had 33 positives # COVID-19[FEMALE[FEMININE guest cases on cruises over the past two weeks. . . Are these vaccinated passengers or is it also a case of rupture? https://t.co/o839Ju4jTb
– James (Jim) Walker (@CruiseLaw) October 4, 2021
We contacted Carnival, owner of this cruise ship, but received no response.
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