COVID-hit P&O Pacific Explorer cruise ship docks in Sydney (Australia)

   July 18, 2022 ,   Accidents

Another COVID-hit cruise liner docked in Sydney Harbour (NSW Australia) Monday morning, July 18.

This is the second vessel in less than a week.

Just days after Princess Cruises' Coral Princess arrived in Sydney, P&O Australia's ship Pacific Explorer followed with ~100 COVID cases onboard.

Pacific Explorer's arrival marked the end of a 9-day roundtrip Queensland voyage themed "Barrier Reef Discovery". The boat was carrying ~3000 passengers and crew.

Pacific Explorer cruise ship

All COVID-positive passengers are confined to their staterooms and have even been issued with red tags for their cabin doors to keep the staff from coming inside.

On arrival, passengers who wish to disembark will have to provide a negative rapid antigen test for SARS-CoV-2.

For more Pacific Explorer incidents and accidents see the ship's CruiseMinus page.