10 COVID cases on NCL’s ship Norwegian Breakaway

   December 6, 2021 ,   Accidents

At least 10 people on the NCL-Norwegian Cruise Line ship Norwegian Breakaway have tested COVID-positive as the liner returned to homeport NOLA (New Orleans) on Saturday, December 4. 

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, Port NOLA, and New Orleans City were working with the CDC "to initiate existing COVID-19 agreements and protocols with the cruise line," a news release from the Louisiana Department of Health said.

The 7-day roundtrip voyage visited Honduras (Isla  Roatan), Belize (Harvest Caye) and Mexico (Cozumel and  Costa Maya). The liner was carrying 3200+ passengers, the health department announced. The voyage departed from New Orleans (Port NOLA, Louisiana) on November 28 and docked in Port NOLA on Sunday, December 5.

According to a spokesperson for NCL, all of the identified cases onboard were asymptomatic.

"In addition to requiring that 100% of guests and crew are fully vaccinated, per the Company's comprehensive health and safety protocols, we have implemented quarantine, isolation, and contact tracing procedures for identified cases."

Guests who tested positive were required to travel directly to their residence in a personal vehicle upon disembarking on Sunday, the line said, or to self-isolate in accommodations provided by NCL.

For more Norwegian Breakaway incidents and accidents see the ship's CruiseMinus page.