Passengers on the CCL-Carnival Cruise Line's ship Spirit that docked on Tuesday, May 3, in Seattle (Washington USA) say 100+ people aboard the vessel had tested positive for COVID and the crew had been overwhelmed.
Multiple people were in quarantine at Seattle-area hotels after testing positive for the virus or being exposed to someone with COVID.
Carnival Cruise Line has not confirmed how many people had tested positive but said there had been a number of positive cases.
Passengers had to wait hours for meals, were not properly isolated, and could not get ahold of medical staff.
The liner was de-boarded on Tuesday and is already on her next cruise to Alaska with ports of call including Tracy Arm Fjord (May 5), Skagway (May 6), Juneau (May 7), Ketchikan, Revillagigedo Island (May 8), Victoria BC, Vancouver Island, BC Canada (May 9), and a scheduled return to Seattle WA on May 10.
According to the cruise line, there were no serious health issues.
Carnival’s website says passengers are required to be fully vaccinated and tested before a voyage. Some exemptions are accommodated with proper testing.
For more Carnival Spirit incidents and accidents see the ship's CruiseMinus page.