NYK LINE's subsidiary and travel brand NYK Cruises revealed on Friday, April 30, that its luxury cruise ship Asuka 2 was returning to port after a cruise passenger tested positive for the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Japanese vessel's 295 passengers and 425 crew reached Yokohama (Tokyo) around Saturday noon, May 1, an NYK Cruises spokeswoman announced.
All passengers had tested negative before the voyage, but the company conducted another round of COVID tests at the boarding reception on Thursday.
The infected guest is reportedly stable and recovering in a cabin that had been isolated. Only one other person had been in close contact.
Asuka II had been scheduled to call at Aomori and Hokkaido prefectures and sail back to port on May 5.
For more Asuka 2 accidents and incidents see the ship's CruiseMinus page.