COVID-hit Carnival Freedom docks in PortMiami after being blocked from 2 Caribbean cruise ports

   December 27, 2021 ,   Accidents

A cruise ship that was denied entry at Bonaire and Aruba because of COVID cases on board docked on Sunday, December 26, at the Port of Miami (Florida USA).

The CCL-Carnival Cruise Line ship that departed PortMiami Florida on December 18 had "a small number" of people onboard who tested COVID-positive and had been denied entry to ports at a couple of Caribbean islands. However, Carnival Freedom was granted access to visit Amber Cove (Dominicana).

Clients complained they had only received a US$100 credit for the failure to make scheduled calls and added there were far more than the “small number” of cases the cruise line was reporting.

Carnival Freedom was among dozens being monitored by the CDC for Coronavirus outbreaks. Many have docked/will dock in Florida, which reported the record 32850 cases on Christmas Day, topping the previous record set the day before.

Carnival Freedom visited at Willemstad (Curacao Island, Dutch Antilles) on December 21, but the scheduled stops at Bonaire Island (Kralendijk) on December 22 and Aruba Island (Oranjestad) on December 23 were canceled.

The canceled call ports were replaced by Friday's stop in Amber Cove.

For more Carnival Freedom incidents and accidents see the ship's CruiseMinus page.