A crew member on the Jewel of the Seas informs me that the Royal Caribbean cruise ship has a total of sixty-four (64) COVID-19 cases amongst guests. Recent testing also revealed only four (4) infected crew members.
The cruise ship’s Infection Control Officer informed the crew: “Unfortunately our guest numbers continue to soar. Best way to help with the spread is to try to use that entire bottle of Oxivir in one day when sanitizing your areas and to encourage guest to use the hand sanitizers around the ship. (A bottle of sanitizer is useless when this virus is transmitted through the air). Front of house personal, please be vocal in a pleasant and happy manner.” The infected guest count of 64 is a bit higher than previous three cruises which ranged from 46 to 61.
.@RoyalCaribbean Jewel of the Seas #cruise ship has total of sixty-four (64) #COVID-19 cases amongst guests, but only four (4) infected crew members. This is not the time to think of easing COVID testing as BA.4 & BA.5 variants continue to surge. pic.twitter.com/yf2uNyoqn1
— James (Jim) Walker (@CruiseLaw) August 1, 2022
The infected count of crew members has ranged from 16 to 18 in the last month and dropped at least 75% (to 4) during this latest cruise.
The Jewel left port in Amsterdam on July 26th for a a twelve day cruise to ports in Norway. She is scheduled to return to Amsterdam on the morning of August 7th.
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Image credit: Jewel of the Seas – Royal Caribbean.