American Cruise Lines cancels cruise after crew, two passengers test positive for COVID-19

American Cruise Lines The American constellation ship canceled the next Alaska cruise after three people tested positive for COVID-19.

The ship departed for a 10-night cruise from Juneau, Alaska on July 4, but the trip was positive because two fully vaccinated passengers and one unvaccinated crew were positive. It was shortened to Saturday.The· 175-seater small boat There were 162 passengers and 52 crew members on board.

According to a statement on Saturday, the company “with great care” canceled the next voyage of the vessel, which is scheduled to depart on July 14.

Three positive passengers have been quarantined from the ship in Petersburg, Alaska. Most of the ship’s crew are vaccinated, but those who are not are set to stay in Juneau until approved by health authorities.

American Cruise Lines & # 39; American Constellation Ship.

American Constellation ship on the American Cruise Lines.

The American Cruise Lines, a small vessel cruise line, said this was the first COVID-related incident since it resumed voyages in US waters in March. The cruise line has carried more than 10,000 passengers on 130 cruises since it resumed operations.

The cruise line follows local COVID protocols and guidelines in each of the 31 states in which it operates. Company website “We highly recommend the COVID-19 vaccine to all eligible guests,” he said, and all guests are tested for COVID as part of the boarding process.

“Alaska’s state and local authorities have worked with American Cruise Lines to ensure the prompt and effective implementation of response plans,” the company’s statement said.

The cruise line is set to resume the rest of the summer Alaska cruise schedule that lasts until September.

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This article was originally published in USA TODAY: American Cruise Lines cruise canceled after 3 COVID-19 positive tests

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