The Jewel of the Seas continues its voyage throughout the Altantic to Miami, after it sailed earlier this week from Gilbraltar. The ship is scheduled to reach this Sunday (November 14th) and can then sail on a five-day Western Caribbean cruise on November fifteenth.
On the finish of final month, the Jewel of the Seas ended its crusing season from Limassol, Cyprus the place it accomplished a complete of 17 seven-night cruises to the Greek Isles, calling at Piraeus, Rhodes, Crete, Mykonos, Santorini, and again to Limassol. The ship has encountered an ongoing downside with ship staff and visitors testing constructive for COVID-19 throughout these cruises.
On November 1st, we reported that 13 individuals (9 visitors and 4 crew members) examined constructive for the virus. That is along with the fifty passengers on this cruise ship who examined constructive within the prior thirty day interval, as we reported on October 23, 2021.
The newest testing of crew members aboard the Jewel of the Seas resulted in not less than six* ship staff testing constructive for COVID-19. These contaminated crew members had been then remoted within the “purple zone” onboard the ship, for a fourteen day quarantine.
4 crew members examined constructive after PCR exams. As well as, yesterday, the crew underwent the start of TERABio respiration exams for additional evaluation and testing of COVID-19. The outcomes of the testing confirmed two further crew members constructive for COVID-19. A ship medical secretary and and a member of the ship’s marine administration each examined constructive.
The TERABio exams proceed at present. I believe that there can be further crew members who take a look at constructive for the virus with this testing that are continung now.
The ship’s captain introduced over the ship’s PA system to all the Jewel of the Seas crew members that through the transatlantic voyage to the U.S., sure areas of the ship can be closed and sure crew actions can be cancelled on account of new COVID-19 circumstances. The captain additionally despatched a message to the crew stating that:
- “Resulting from C+ circumstances onboard we might want to shut down a couple of areas as a precaution:
- For now the Swimming pools and Jacuzzi’s along with the Sports activities Courtroom and at last the Crew Gymnasium is not going to be out there.
- For those who want to make the most of the gymnasium, then solely the visitor gymnasium can be out there, and whereas within the gymnasium the masks should be worn always along with holding the Bodily distance.
- Please I urge you all to do your half in holding the ship protected and wholesome.
- Bear in mind to put on you masks! And to put on it correctly!
- Maintain the Bodily distance (additionally whereas having fun with your meals within the Windjammer).
- Wash and sanitize your fingers ceaselessly.
- Please share this info together with your groups!”
It stays possible that when the Jewel arrives in Miami, the U.S. Facilities for Illness Management (CDC) will place both an orange or yellow color designation for the ship given the truth that there are crew on the ship who’re underneath quarantine for COVID-19.
Presently there are 1,020 crew and non permanent contractors onboard the ship (there. There aren’t any visitors. Upon arrival in Miami, it’s anticipated that roughly 300 crew members can be transferred to another Royal Caribbean cruise ships, with round 800 crew members remaining on the Jewel.
This extra info comes from a trusted, knowlegeable and dependable crew member on the Jewel of the Seas who needs to stay nameless and stay employed by Royal Caribbean.
Two days in the past, there was a Code BRAVO announcement on this ship after smoke got here from a decrease deck, attributable to a chemical response. The crew member knowledgeable us that “There have been no flames. The compartment was remoted and cooled down by spraying water over the encompassing partitions. There was nothing severe.” Cruise blogger CruiseMiss initially reported the incident on her Facebook page.
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*/November 12, 2021 Replace: The TERABio respiration exams revealed a complete of 4 further crew members now constructive with COIVD-19, bringing complete variety of crew members to eight: one medical secretary, one marine administrative assistant, one safety guard and one facility cleaner.
Picture credit: Jewel of the Seas Greel Isles – Royal Caribbean Press Center (high); Royal Caribbean Press Release (center); Map of Jewel of the Seas – (backside) – MarineTraffic