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'Braemar' Caribbean update 03.03.20

News   •   Mar 03, 2020 10:35 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines can confirm that guests who were aboard its ship Braemar, as part of the ‘Eastern Caribbean’ fly-cruise, arrived back in the UK yesterday, Monday 2nd March 2020, on two chartered flights from St Maarten.

Guests from La Romana, Dominican Republic are now safely on board Braemar, and are due to arrive in Port Royal, Jamaica tomorrow, Wednesday 4th March 2020. From there, Braemar will continue to Puerto Limón, Costa Rica, Colon, Panama, Cartegena de Indias, Columbia, Willemstad, Curacao, and Bridgetown, Barbados, from where guests will depart on 12th March 2020.

We would like to thank all of our guests for their co-operation, understanding and patience during this challenging time. 

On 27th February 2020, Braemar was unable to begin disembarkation operations in La Romana. We believe that this was as a result of a small number of influenza-like cases on board.

No guests or crew are, or have been, displaying symptoms that are considered to be consistent with those of Coronavirus.

The safety and well-being of all our guests and crew is our number one priority and we are monitoring closely the developing COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus situation and taking the latest advice from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and World Health Organisation, as well as Public Health England and CLIA.

As a precautionary measure, for some time Fred. Olsen has been operating a raised level of sanitisation across its fleet, in addition to health questionnaires and non-invasive screening measures for guests embarking and re-joining the ship from overland tours, and for ship visitors.

Fred. Olsen’s cruise ships meet, at all times, the highest safety, hygiene and health standards.

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