Carnival cruise ship mishandled COVID outbreak, passenger says

Travel March 31, 2022
Carnival cruise ship mishandled COVID outbreak, passenger says

From CBS News by CBS Mornings

Some of the passengers on a Carnival cruise from Miami to Seattle are in quarantine after a COVID-19 outbreak aboard the ship.

Carnival won't say how many of the approximately 2,100 passengers aboard were infected. The outbreak occurred during the ship's voyage between Miami, where it departed last month, and Seattle, where it arrived on Tuesday. Upon docking, all infected passengers were moved to area hotels for isolation.

Darren Siefertson, who has been on seven cruise ships since August, was among those who tested positive — and he is not happy with how things were handled.

"I literally stayed in this room for six days, with no telephone service, they wouldn't answer the phone," Siefertson told CBS News.

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