'I don't feel safe at all.' As cruise ships sail on, crews fear COVID-19 infection

MIAMI — A crew member on the Costa Luminosa knew something was wrong when an ambulance arrived on the pier in Puerto Rico March 8 and left with two passengers. Elderly passengers are routinely evacuated at port stops when they become ill. But in the middle of a global pandemic, this incident felt different.That same day, the U.S. State Department and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned all Americans against cruising, citing the increased risk of COVID-19 infection on cruise ships.Over the following 11 days, the situation on board worsened. Three sick passengers were offloaded in ...


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