Pearl Mist accidents and incidents
CruiseMapper's Pearl Mist cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a 210-passenger vessel owned by Pearl Seas Cruises (Small Cruise Lines). Our Pearl Mist accidents page contains reports made by using official data from renown online news media sources, US Coast Guard and Wikipedia.
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- Norovirus (passengers/crew) - 2018 (6/0)
- 2016 - cancelled inaugural Cuban cruises
|September 2018||Cruise Illness / Norovirus Outbreaks|
September 2018, CDC reported on itinerary Sept 1-12, a Norovirus outbreak (gastrointestinal illness) infected 6 passengers (out of 196, or 3,1%) and 0 crew (out of 69). All sick suffered from Norovirus symptoms (predominantly vomiting and diarrhoea) and were quarantined to their cabins for 48 hours.
The ship manager V-Ships Leisure USA reported to CDC that the crew increased onboard cleaning and disinfection procedures. The crew also sent daily reports of GI cases to Public Health Canada. In Port Montreal (Quebec) it underwent onboard health and disinfection procedures.
The ship was on 11-day "Great Lakes and Georgian Bay" cruise from the USA to Canada (Chicago to Toronto).
|10 March 2016||Other Incidents|
On March 10, 2016, the shipowner Pearl Seas Cruises cancelled the boat's inaugural Cuban voyages (10-day itineraries) leaving roundtrip out of Fort Lauderdale Florida. March 6, 16 and 26 departures were cancelled as the cruise company received notice that Cuban government's approval meeting (scheduled for March 10) was postponed until after the visit of US President Obama.
Booked passengers were given the options to rebook to another voyage in 2016 or receive a full refund.
A total of 6 voyages were scheduled for March and April 2016. Pearl Seas Cruises' booking fares started from USD 7800 pp (double occupancy balcony cabin rates). However, the company started selling the deals without Cuba's permission to operate the voyages. As departure dates approached, Cuba's permission was still not received, resulting in cancellations. On April 9, 2016, the company also cancelled the April 5 and 15 departures.
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