2 cruise ships to arrive in Vancouver, 1 with COVID-19 cases onboard
Two more cruise ships are set to arrive in Vancouver, but it’s not entirely good news for local businesses as one has been labelled with an “orange status” COVID-19 alert.
Both the Norwegian Bliss and Celebrity Eclipse are expected to arrive in downtown Vancouver Thursday. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have assigned orange status to the Norwegian Bliss.
Orange status means there are enough confirmed COVID-19 cases on the vessel to meet the threshold for an investigation. The threshold requires at least 0.3 per cent of passengers and crew aboard the ship to test positive for the disease, according to the CDC.