Five passengers on first post-COVID cruise from NYC test positive

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Five passengers on first post-COVID cruise from NYC test positive

At least five passengers on the first cruise out of New York City since the COVID-19 pandemic began have tested positive for the virus.

The passengers were aboard the Crystal Symphony, en route to Bermuda, when their PCR tests came back positive, according to Crystal Cruises.

The COVID-positive were transferred to quarantine hotels on Bermuda. The passengers and ship were then subjected to quarantine and retesting on the ship.

The 781-foot vessel can carry 848 passengers, according to the company, which wouldn’t say how many were aboard.

All guests were required to be vaccinated to board the cruise.

They departed Sept. 24 from Manhattan’s Pier 88. The ship returned to New York on Friday — before turning around for another trip to Bermuda’s Royal Naval Dockyard.

Fares for the Oct. 8 voyage start at $2,099.

The Bermuda government didn’t immediately return requests for comment.

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