Several corona cases on board the ‘Europa’ cruise ships

HAMBURG (dpa-AFX) – There have been several corona cases on board the luxury cruise ships “Europa” and “Europa 2” – the ships must therefore cancel or change their planned trips. “During routine tests on board the” Europa “and” Europa 2 “, we identified cases of Covid-19. The affected people are fine, they have no or only mild symptoms,” said Hapag-Lloyd Cruises on Tuesday when asked by the German press agency in Hamburg with. The company did not initially provide any specific figures.

Those who tested positive and contact persons were immediately isolated from one another on board. “It is planned that the people who tested positive will be disembarked in Dubai and put into quarantine here, where they will be looked after by a medical service provider.” On Tuesday afternoon, both ships had already arrived in the Arabian Sea off Dubai.

All employees and passengers on board the ships are reportedly fully vaccinated. The crew members and guests would also be regularly tested on board. Hapag-Lloyd Cruises is part of the cruise company Tui Cruises, a joint venture between the travel group TUI and the shipping company Royal Caribbean (Royal Caribbean Cruises). Economically, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises has nothing to do with the container shipping company Hapag-Lloyd.

Originally the “Europa 2” was supposed to continue sailing from Dubai to Mauritius with around 280 guests and 380 crew members over Christmas and New Year’s Eve. According to the information, the trip ends prematurely on December 30th or 31st.

The “Europa” wanted to head for Mauritius and the Maldives with 240 passengers and 280 crew members over the holidays. Following the station in Dubai, she will continue her journey to the Maldives. Both ships should actually be on the seas for 18 days until January 5th./cgl/DP/stw

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