The COVID positive cases among crew and passengers on the NCL-Norwegian Cruise Line's ship Norwegian Breakaway has risen to 17 total. Of those, 8 are passengers and 9 crew (including an Omicron crew), the Louisiana Department of Health reported.
The liner returned to homeport New Orleans (Port NOLA, Louisiana) on Saturday, December 4. Passengers were disembarked in on Sunday, December 5. Previously were detected only 10 cases.
All crew and passengers are fully vaccinated and all of the cases first reported were asymptomatic, the line said in a statement Sunday.
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.
There have been no changes to future cruises scheduled for the ship, the line said.
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.