Positive Covid Cases onboard Symphony in Bermuda

A friend currently onboard Symphony called me this morning to tell me that so far 5 guests have tested positive and are being taken off the ship. Going cabin to cabin to test everyone again to make sure no additional cases are onboard. All pax had to show proof of vax to get onboard and proof of negative covid test prior to boarding and were all tested onboard as well. This cabin to cabin testing will be their third test in a matter of days. Looks like the onboard protocols are working well. Anyone else on board?

Also, saw that NCL Breakaway was 6 hours late leaving NYC yesterday (headed to Bermuda) as many pax didn't know about the Bermuda Gov't requirement to submit proof of vax and negative covid test and pay $75 to get a certificate to enter the country; had to provide the cert at time of boarding and many pax didn't have this certificate.

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5 Answers

Thanks for sharing this information. Hopefully everyone will get well soon.

Breakaway was delayed but is now underway.

When does the fun parts of these cruises start? We've arranged for our covid tests for ours in Nov...so...depending on the ambiance on board will determine just how often we're going to cruise going forward, and we've got a whole bunch booked....wondering if you're going to test positive even tho you've done the right thing, or theres a bunch onboard (mebbe at the next table) and you wonder if you're going to be next isn't my idea of a fun cruise. Either folks have honestly figured out how to ignore the thing (please share the magic), or they're just completely muleheaded and suffering cruise withdrawal (like me) and just don't care....but...there IS a limit....not to mention just how much it costs to sit at the table so to speak....

Hmm? My definition of "working well" would mean no positive COVID cases at all.

Wonder what went wrong? Offboard exposure brought onboard the ship, maybe?

Thats possible, or an assortment of false negatives, they happen too, or it could have happened "from" one (or more) of the crew who figured out how to avoid shots and or testing...a la CCL..."only 26 cases" amongst crew not so long ago. My statement above stands...getting on a cruise ship nowadays mean you're comfortable with a certain level of risk. Where that is is entirely up to the individual.


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