Right after performing the preliminary onboard rapid testing and receiving assumptive positive results, the shipowner SeaDream Yachts advised local health authorities and set in motion its Coronavirus response protocols to protect the crew and guests.
SeaDream I's med staff tested all crew and all tests came back negative. SeaDream is now re-testing all passengers.
Every crew is certified for WHO’s Infection Prevention and Control for novel coronavirus course and COVID-19 Contact tracing course from Johns Hopkins University. SeaDream operated successfully earlier in 2020 in Norway, completing a total of 21 sailings during the summer season as the first luxury cruise line to resume sailing.
All passengers and non-essential crew are in quarantine in their staterooms. SeaDream is awaiting authorization from the government of Barbados to disembark passengers safely.
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