450 Regent Seven Seas Navigator crew quarantined in Barcelona

   May 24, 2020 ,   Accidents

About 450 crew on RSSC-Regent Seven Seas Cruises' ship Seven Seas Navigator (currently docked at Port Barcelona Spain) were quarantined after COVID was detected among one of them.

Spain's Health Ministry announced the ship had arrived in Barcelona on Thursday, May 21, and a female crew with mild flu symptoms had been isolated. Due to the country's state of emergency, cruise ships are currently forbidden to call at Spanish ports. An exception was made for RSSC's Navigator. Spanish Ministry of Health confirmed in a statement that the vessel had requested berthing in Barcelona and that the Sanitary Maritime Declaration indicated a Coronavirus-positive crew.

Ministry's spokesperson said the woman had undergone the COVID-19 test and had tested positive. She remained onboard and isolated from the others but as a precautionary measure, the entire ship was quarantined.

RSSC Navigator arrived in Barcelona following a 13-day Transatlantic crossing. The ship is passenger-free and carrying only crew (from different nations) who are now quarantined and can't be repatriated

For other Seven Seas Navigator accidents and incidents see the ship's CruiseMinus page.