Cruise to nowhere infected with COVID-19

Hi All,

2.42am Here onboard the Royal Caribbean Quantum of the Seas and the captain just announced that the cruise will be cut short.

Developing story, more info at 8am

Update 1 : We are all advised not to leave the staterooms and should return immediately if we are roaming about.

Update 2 : it’s 6am, can’t sleep as we’re anxious about what’s going to happen. Still no new updates.

Update 3: 7am - just got in touch with concierge. Reason we are turning back: suspected COVID 19 case on board. All guests will be returning home. No ETA at the moment with regards to when we can disembark but we were advised to start packing up. Breakfast will be provided to all passengers!

Update 4 : 8am - Ship under quarantine. Letter will be sent to our stateroom regarding next steps. The suspected case is now a confirmed case and contact tracing has been done to isolate the virus. All other guests have been tested and reported negative results.

Update 5 : 9.15am - Docked at Marina Bay Cruise Center. Breakfast served in Bento Box. Need a good cup of coffee.

Update 6 : 9. 30am - looks like we may be getting swabbed before leaving the ship. We will also be swabbed 14 days after as per MOH guidelines.

Update 7 : 11am - We are not cleared to disembark yet. Lunch will be provided, passengers have been advised to download the Royal App for notifications.

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