Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line delays test cruise due to COVID-positive crew

   July 1, 2021 ,   Accidents

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line had to postpone its closed group CDC test cruise and previously planned July 2 restart after one of its vaccinated crew tested COVID-positive.

The 1-ship company had previously received approval from CDC to conduct a "simulated voyage".

The test cruise was scheduled to depart on June 25, and later rescheduled for June 28.

A private group of pre-selected, fully vaccinated guests will join the fully vaccinated crew aboard the company's only ship Grand Classica, now setting sail on July 8. The 2-night roundtrip voyage from Port Palm Beach Florida visits Grand Bahama Island (Freeport, Bahamas).

The journey will simulate all aspects of the onboard experience, such as dining, leisure activities, entertainment, shore excursions.

Bahamas Paradise had to resume sailing on July 2 but will now resume commercial cruises on July 10.

It is one of the latest USA-based lines to announce it had received approval from the CDC agency to conduct test voyages, following DCL-Disney and RCI-Royal Caribbean.

After the crew member tested positive onboard, Bahamas Paradise identified and tested anyone who came in close contact with that person. Any crew who tested positive was placed in quarantine if they were asymptomatic, and in isolation, if they were symptomatic.

For more Grand Classica accidents and incidents see the ship's CruiseMinus page.