200 Mauritian crew stranded onboard NCL-Norwegian Epic to return home June 28

   June 24, 2020 ,   Cruise Industry

Mauritian crew stranded on NCL-Norwegian Cruise Line's ship Norwegian Epic for 3+ months will finally be repatriated via a charter flight scheduled for June 28. NCL has informed the crew that once they arrive in their country, a quarantine will be required (for at least 15 days) in a government-approved medical facility. The cost of the crew quarantine is covered by NCL.

Coronavirus PCR test before travelling is also required (by Mauritius government and Miami' Larkin Community Hospital). Testing will be conducted on Norwegian Epic on Thursday, June 25.

Norwegian Epic cruise ship

The Mauritanian crew is the last nationality to disembark NCL Epic ship. Mauritius Island's largest cruise port (as well as the country's capital city) is Port Louis.

On May 25, Mauritian crew stranded on Norwegian Epic staged a protest requesting their government to allow repatriation

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