Many passengers and crew associates on CroisiEurope’s 142-passenger Vasco de Gama river cruise vessel sailing Portugal‘s Douro River have tested positive for COVID-19 (coronavirus).
Travel Agent asked for a statement from CroisiEurope and here’s the line’s response.
“Two attendees and five crew have tested positive on a CroisiEurope Cruises river cruise on the Douro. The passengers in concern fell unwell suitable at the stop of the cruise (disembarkation day) and ended up straight away isolated and then taken to a community medical center where by they tested positive (the day after disembarkation).
“The stringent protocols place in place by the firm to permit secure sailing ended up adhered to at all times. All other passengers have been educated of the condition and suggested to self-isolate and just take a coronavirus examination.
“All crew ended up tested and the ship has been locked down for 10 times in arrangement with the community Portuguese health authorities who ended up glad with the handling of this make a difference. The five crew who tested positively are in self-isolation and are at the moment fit and perfectly.”
The cruise line also emphasized that it restarted river cruising on July 13 on a quantity of European rivers and that “there have been no other COVID-19 incidences given that sailing resumed.”
Previously this summer season, UnCruise Adventures cancelled all of its Alaska sailings after a visitor on Wilderness Adventurer tested positive COVID-19. It turns out it may have been a defective examination as, on getting a subsequent examination, the end result came again detrimental. At the time, the line claimed the encounter has presented it “some validation that there are secure sailing protocol selections.” In addition, UnCruise claimed it “carries on to advocate for better tests to assistance conserve the travel industry.”
In Europe, Costa Cruises has restarted constrained functions in Italy on two vessels, Costa Deliziosa and Costa Diadema. And an additional European river cruise line, AmaWaterways, declared it has cancelled all voyages via Oct 31—although it claims it will continue on to operate river charters for a German tour operator on AmaKristina.
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