The Carnival Breeze cruise ship arrived in Southampton England Saturday morning, May 16, to disembark crew who could not get home from the USA due to travel restrictions following the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.
The first round of crew left the vessel to be repatriated via charter flights. The day Carnival Breeze docked in Southampton (May 16) were disembarked ~70 crew (citizens of the UK, Ireland, Italy, Australia, Zambia, Romania). On May 17 were disembarked ~170 crew (citizens of Spain, Portugal, Hungary, Serbia, Macedonia). The ship left Sthe UK on May 17 and is now en-route to Cadiz Spain, to be followed by stops in Civitavecchia Italy and Dubrovnik Croatia.
In April, all CCL-Carnival Cruise Line ships met off the coast of The Bahamas to start massive crew repatriation. All the crew on Carnival Breeze were in the middle of a contract on March 13, 2020, when CCL suspended its passenger shipping services. Since then, global travel restrictions have prohibited a lot of crew to reach their home countries from the USA.
For Coronavirus updates on cruise ship quarantines (infected passengers and crew) and top-pandemic countries (COVID-19 cases and deaths, daily updated statistics) see at CruiseMapper's Norovirus page.