Regent Seven Seas Cruises ship Navigator docks in Costa Rica to disembark crew

   May 1, 2020 ,   Cruise Industry

The 490-passenger ship Seven Seas Navigator arrived at Puerto Caldera (Puntarenas, Costa Rica) on Thursday, April 30, an unusual occurrence during the global slowdown provoked by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The top-luxury vessel (operated by RSSC-Regent Seven Seas Cruises) docked in Costa Rica to disembark 3 crew (Costa Ricans, aka Ticos). Crew of other nationalities were not allowed to leave the vessel. The Ticos met country's Immigration Police and were tested for Coronavirus. They will also be placed under the mandatory 14-day home quarantine.

The Navigator's last call port was Los Angeles (California USA) on April 22. On April 27, the liner reported that none of its 342 staff-crew has flu-like symptoms.

The ship (currently without passengers) will be provisioned and refueled before departing Costa Rica. Due to the pandemic, Costa Rica banned foreigners and non-resident tourists from entering the country until at least May 15.