Norwegian cruise ship’s 2nd trip canceled from Miami due to Covid issues – NBC 6 South Florida

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For the second time in two days, a Norwegian cruise ship trip from Miami has been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns, company officials said on Wednesday.

Norwegian Getaway, which was due to leave Miami on Wednesday for a nine-day Caribbean cruise, will not set sail, the company said.

“As we continue to navigate the fluid public health environment, while focusing on providing a safe experience for all on board, we have made the difficult decision to cancel Norwegian Getaway’s trip on January 5, 2022, due to COVID-related circumstances, ”the company said. said in a statement.

A woman said she has booked consecutive cruises on the Getaway, but has learned that her second trip will not take place.

“Twelve hours before we got off we were told, ‘No you have to get off, we don’t have this cruise,'” the woman said. “I think that might have been the smartest thing to do.”

On Tuesday it was announced that the Norwegian Pearl, which left Miami for a trip to the Panama Canal and was not due to return until January 14, would return earlier, also due to Covid.

Norwegian Pearl cruise returns to PortMiami due to COVID-19 cases on board. Reporting by Jamie Guirola from NBC 6

The Pearl returned to PortMiami around noon Wednesday.

“They said it was the crew members who tested positive,” said Pearl passenger Cheryl Rogers of Starke, Fla. “All the passengers tested negative to get on the ship, we went through three hours of screening to get on the ship.”

Officials did not say how many passengers or crew may have tested positive for the virus on either ship.

“Our rigorous health and safety protocols include a 100% mandatory vaccination policy for our guests and crew, coupled with universal testing before guests board the terminal, mask requirements on board and numerous extra layers of protection against COVID-19, ”the company said. statement read.

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