5 COVID-positive crew on TUI Cruises' ship Mein Schiff 2

   August 22, 2021 ,   Accidents

5 COVID cases have been found onboard TUI's ship Mein Schiff 2.

The vessel is currently sailing in the Mediterranean and commenced her 10-day voyage from Palma de Mallorca (Majorca Island, Balearic Spain) on August 13.

Reportedly, the first infected was an employee in the Insel der Seerauber (Pirates’ Island Kids Club) the facility was immediately closed. No children have been affected. The crew was isolated. The first-degree contact persons were identified and also tested COVID-positive.

According to a TUI spokeswoman: all infected crew would be quarantined on land. Everyone was fine, some have mild symptoms.

TUI informed all the 924 passengers who tested negative and the voyage continued as planned. The ship is on a 10-day itinerary roundtrip from Palma via Civitavecchia-Rome Italy and back to Mallorca on August 23.

All shipboard areas are disinfected using electrical spray machines and are only accessible after the prescribed exposure time.

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