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Spectrum of the Seas Cruise Cancelled After Crew Member Tests Positive

Cruise to nowhere never left port and actually went nowhere.

About 1,200 passengers booked on a “cruise to nowhere” from Hong Kong had their trip cancelled at the last minute on Thursday after a crew member tested positive for Covid-19, only to be told hours later the case could be a false alarm.


The Centre for Health Protection on Thursday night said it was investigating a suspected “repositive case” involving a 40-year-old crew member on Royal Caribbean’s Spectrum of the Seas, berthed at Kai Tak Cruise Terminal.


He was tested on Tuesday. It said he had no symptoms and his viral load was very low in the preliminary test. According to the cruise company, the crew member received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine in April and May, and tested positive for the coronavirus in Malaysia in July. Tested again…he was negative…

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