It is being reported that 38 crew members on the Disney Wonder cruise ship have been infected by the coronavirus.
Possible Cases on Disney Wonder
38 crew members have apparently been infected with COVID-19 on the Disney Wonder cruise ship which is operated by Disney Cruise Line. The news which was first reported by Cruise Law News came from crew members currently onboard the vessel who wished not to be named.
It was reported that the captain of the ship made an announcement ship-wide at 6:30 PM on April 4 saying that 38 crew members had tested positive. Five crew members have also been taken for further medical care on land. This has not officially been confirmed by Disney.
The vessel is currently docked in San Diego since March 19, 2020 as that is the ship’s homeport. This comes as the cruise line announced a voluntary suspension of operations across the fleet which has now been extended through Tuesday, April 28, 2020.
According to the Port of San Diego, the Disney Wonder is scheduled to remain at the B Street Terminal until April 19. There are restrictions in place and crew members are not able to go ashore. At the moment the ship has 10 cancelled sailings until April 30, 2020.
Passengers disembarked the vessel on March 19 and 20 in San Diego. Guests were screened at the time and none of them had COVID-19 symptoms. However, according to local news, one crew member did. Also, later a passenger did test positive for the virus and had medical care near home in San Diego County.
This is developing news and if more facts are known we’ll keep Cruise hive readers updated. The ship is 85,000 gross tons and has a guest capacity of 1,900 at double occupancy.