Sea Cloud Cruises cancels its Caribbean season due to COVID

   November 13, 2021 ,   Accidents

For the 2nd year in a row, the German line Sea Cloud Cruises (fleet) canceled its Caribbean season due to the COVID crisis.

According to the company, 2 of its 3 ships (Sea Cloud 1 and Sea Cloud 2) were scheduled to start operations in the Caribbean in 2021 winter.

In a statement, the company said that the "rising incidence figures and increasing [breakthrough Covid cases] worldwide" were a serious risk to the Caribbean countries and that had increasingly led to "a more restrictive approach to cruise guests.”

Sea Cloud also cited the islands' low vaccination rates and the lack of access to “reliable, necessary healthcare” in case of suspected/confirmed COVID cases onboard its ships.

Sea Cloud Spirit cruise ship

The fleet's newest ship - Sea Cloud Spirit (launched in September 2021) will continue her winter 2021 season in the Canary Islands.