Cruise ship finally allowed to dock in Jamaica

Cruise ship Adventure of the Seas (IMO 9167227) has been allowed to dock at the Falmouth cruise port in Jamaica. The government and Royal Caribbean had been in disagreement about the disembarkation of crew members

Jamaican PM Andrew Holness said that his administration and Royal Caribbean had been talking since April 21st on how to get crew members back home. One option included a 14-day quarantine.

Holness said that the final correspondence was on May 15th and that up to that point no date for repatriation had been agreed.

The vessel had taken on crew members from other vessels in RCC fleet. The ship has had a long wait before being allowed to dock. The 1,000 crew members were not being allowed to begin disembarking until May 21st.

The plan was to disembark around 200 crew members every 48 to 72 hours. There will be a safe zone around the cruise port to conduct testing. A local hotel will be used for the disembarked crew while the results of the tests are awaited.

2001-built Bahamas-flagged, 138,193 gt Adventure of the Seas is owned by Adventure of the Seas Inc care of manager Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd of Miami, Florida, USA. It is entered with Steamship Mutual (Americas Division) on behalf of Adventure of the Seas Inc