Coronavirus outbreak hits Caribbean cruise ship SeaDream I

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One of the first cruise ships to ply through Caribbean waters since the pandemic began has ended its trip early after at least five passengers tested positive for COVID-19.
The SeaDream I is carrying 66 crew and more than 50 passengers, the majority hailing from the US according to Sue Bryant, who is aboard the ship and is cruise editor for Britain's The Times and The Sunday Times.

She says one passenger became sick on Wednesday and forced the ship to turn back to Barbados, from where it departed on Saturday.

However the ship was yet to dock in Barbados as local authorities tested those on board. The captain announced at least five passengers had tested positive, Bryant said on Thursday.

The incident marked the first time SeaDream had resumed its West Indies voyages since the pandemic, with the ship originally scheduled to return to Barbados on Saturday, according to an online itinerary.

The ship had made several stops in St Vincent and the Grenadines before turning…
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