Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines can confirm that two guests who recently sailed aboard Braemar were diagnosed with COVID-19 Coronavirus after returning home.
Both guests were aboard Braemar as part of the ‘Eastern Caribbean’ fly-cruise, and left the ship last week.
Neither guest presented with any symptoms prior to their travel or whilst they were on board, and did not visit the Medical Centre.
The Captain is keeping guests and crew fully informed of all developments, and the ship is operating under its highest level of sanitisation, which includes the suspension of self-service buffets and increased cleaning around the ship.
There are five people on board who are currently isolated as they have presented at our Medical Centre with influenza-like symptoms. As a precaution, we are making arrangements to have these crew members tested for COVID-19 Coronavirus when we arrive at the next port of call of Willemstad, Curaçao, tomorrow (Tuesday 10th March 2020).
The safety and well-being of all our guests and crew is our number one priority and we are taking the latest advice from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and World Health Organisation, as well as Public Health England and CLIA.
We are in contact with UK public health authorities on any required actions and will keep those on board updated with further information as we receive it.
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