4 passengers with COVID on TUI cruise ship Mein Schiff 2

   February 11, 2021 ,   Accidents

4 passengers on TUI Cruises' ship Mein Schiff 2, sailing 7-day roundtrips in the Canaries, have tested COVID positive.

According to a TUI spokesperson, they had tested positive for Coronavirus at the end of the last week’s voyage and had been "immediately isolated on board and later taken to quarantine accommodation on land in Gran Canaria."

After contact tracing, 9 passengers and 11 crew had been identified as direct contacts and tested. The results of all contacts came back negative. All passengers and crew had also been tested for Coronavirus and there had been no additional cases.

In line with TUI's new health protocols, the direct contacts had been isolated onboard and later accommodated accordingly on land in a special quarantine facility in Gran Canaria. 

~1,000 passengers had tested negative for COVID-19 and had been able to travel back to Germany on February 5 as scheduled.

All ~800 shipboard employees had also tested negative for the virus.

After passengers disembarked, Mein Schiff 2 had been thoroughly sanitized and allowed to continue with her next scheduled cruise. 

Mein Schiff 2 commenced regular sailings on November 6, 2020, from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, offering 7- and 14-night Blue Voyages around the Canaries visiting Arrecife (Lanzarote), Santa Cruz (Tenerife), San Sebastian (Gomera), Puerto del Rosario (Fuerteventura), Santa Cruz (La Palma).

The guest capacity of the ship is limited to a maximum of 60%. Only the balcony staterooms and suites onboard are occupied.

For more Mein Schiff 2 accidents and incidents see the ship's CruiseMinus page.