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Royal Caribbean Provides Fourth Cruise Ship, Serenade of the Seas, to its Fleet of Floating Quarantine / Medical Facilties


Immediately, a reader despatched me this video produced by a Royal Caribbean crew member who operates The Curious Lens of Martina from Argentina. Crew member Martina explains that the Serenade of the Seas will function as a floating “quarantine or hospital ship” to “help the remainder of the fleet.” This “new mission,” as Maria explains, is to help the fleet in accepting the switch of COVID-19 optimistic crew members from different Royal Caribbean cruise ships crusing Western Caribbean itineraries in order that they’ll proceed to name on Caribbean ports (which apparently have reporting necessities that block ships from calling when their whole inhabitants (of friends and crew members exceeds 1%).

To put this information in context, Royal Caribbean has assembled a fleet of cruise ships to accommodate their crew members who check optimistic for COVID-19 and to supply medical remedy to those that are symptomatic.  Two of the opposite ships, the Imaginative and prescient of the Seas and the Rhapsody of the Seas, are at present at most capability with over 1,500 contaminated crew members on every ship. Nearly all of the crew members are symptomatic.

A 3rd Royal Caribbean cruise ship, the Jewel of the Seas, performed its first switch of contaminated / in poor health crew members from the Concord of the Seas yesterday morning when it introduced aboard 237 crew members. The Oasis of the Seas additionally made a crew switch of contaminated crew members to the Jewel.

The video if course doesn’t point out a lot of these particulars.

The whole variety of contaminated crew members on the Jewel is at present 720 staff (in line with a crew member on the Jewel who needs to stay nameless), together with the 187 crew members (which elevated within the final day from 183 crew members) on the Jewel who had been already contaminated / in poor health.

With many a whole lot of crew members turning into contaminated on Royal Caribbean ships, it’s only a matter of time earlier than the Jewel and Sensation additionally attain most capability.  The entire 4 Royal Caribbean quarantine / hospital ships are requiring crew members to share cabins. We don’t but know what number of ship docs or nurses are employed on the Serenade. Whether it is staffed just like the Imaginative and prescient with solely two docs and 4 nurses for over 1,500 contaminated / in poor health crew members, the medical staffing is clearly insufficient. Stuffing over a thousand contaminated and in poor health crew members collectively on an outdated ship just like the Serenade with a questionable capability to supply air flow and circulation of contemporary air shouldn’t be remotely in the perfect curiosity of the bodily or psychological situation of its onerous working crew members.

In the meantime, COVID-19 instances proceed to surge on cruise ships because the trade persists in ignoring the warnings by the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention (CDC) in opposition to journey by cruise ships, no matter vaccination standing.

Learn our first article addressing this concern:

Imaginative and prescient of the Seas and Rhapsody of the Seas: Royal Caribbean’s “Plague Ships”

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Picture credit score: Serenade of the Seas – Matt H. Wade, CC BY-SA 3.0, commons / wikiperia,



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