Another Cruise Ship Hit by an Onboard Covid Outbreak

Caribbean News…
25 December 2021 11:44pm
Carnival Freedom

(CNN) - A Carnival cruise ship that departed Miami has "a small number" of people aboard who have tested positive for Covid-19, and it has been denied entry to ports at two Caribbean islands, the cruise line said.

However, the Carnival Freedom ship was granted access to visit Amber Cove in the Dominican Republic, company spokesperson AnneMarie Mathews said in a prepared statement.

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"Carnival Freedom is following all protocols and has a small number on board who are in isolation due to a positive Covid test," Mathews' statement reads. "Our protocols anticipate this possibility, and we implement them as necessary to protect the health and safety of our guests and crew. This is a vaccinated cruise, and all guests were also tested before embarkation," the statement reads.

The Carnival Freedom departed Miami on December 18 and stopped in Curacao on Tuesday. Its planned stops at the Caribbean islands of Bonaire on Wednesday and Aruba on Thursday were canceled.

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