Yet on Wednesday, a passenger on SeaDream Yacht Club’s SeaDream 1 received a preliminary positive test result for COVID-19, according to Gene Sloan, a senior reporter for cruise and travel at The Points Guy, who was aboard the ship.
CNN Travel reached out to SeaDream on Wednesday afternoon for confirmation. The company said it would provide a statement but had not issued it to CNN as of 6:30 p.m. ET.
SeaDream 1 is the first cruise vessel to resume sailing in the Caribbean since the start of the pandemic.
Intercom announcement of positive test result
Sloan reported that the captain informed passengers of the preliminary positive test over the ship’s intercom system shortly before lunchtime on Wednesday.
Passengers were instructed to return to their cabins and remain isolated there, he said.