Coronavirus cases detected on board after return
The 'Disney Wonder' will be staying at the B Street cruise terminal until April 19. Several of the ships crew, who remain aboard, have required medical attention for suspected COVID infections. There were two pending cases, and there was one emergency evacuation from the ship in the night of March 29. The sip which arrived in San Diego reporting that none of its passengers or crew was exhibiting any COVID symptoms, has subsequently seen significant illness develop after arrival. There was one passenger that was known to be positive who was currently hospitalized and there was one crew member that is known to be positive that is currently hospitalized,. Before he was sent ashore for treatment, he had close contact with six other crew members who were all still quarantined on the vessel. The passenger went to their San Diego home for a 14-day self quarantine.
Cruise ended one day ahead of schedule
The 'Disney Wonder' pulled into the Port of San Diego Thursday morning with no passengers showing symptoms of COVID-19 around 6:15 a.m. It left New Orleans on March 6 on what was supposed to be a 14-night Panama Canal Cruise with several stops in Mexico, Cayman Islands, and Colombia. However, to minimize passenger exposure to the coronavirus, the 'Disney Wonder' skipped several port calls. That decision came after Cruise Lines International Association asked U.S. cruise ships to suspend cruises for 30 days as of March 14, voluntarily. If any of the passengers did begin to show symptoms, the crew was required to notify the U.S. Coast Guard and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Port of San Diego did install handwashing stations for the passengers when they disembarked the ship and were given hand sanitizers. The passengers aboard the 'Disney Wonder' were able to disembark at noon on Mrch 19, but because the ship did arrive a day early, they are allowed to stay until March 20.
Disney Wonder Cruise Ship to Receive Upgrades Before New Orleans Season
Disney Cruise Line has revealed upgrades to Disney Wonder, which include a New Orleans-style venue, that will debut on a September 2019 voyage from Vancouver to San Diego -- just in time for the ship's spring 2020 season sailing from the Louisiana homeport. The New Orleans-inspired lounge will be modeled after the French Quarter and feature live music and themed activities for all ages. Designed to bring the setting of "The Princess and the Frog" to life, the lounge will complement the existing Tiana's Place restaurant onboard.Upload News