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Some cruise passengers and staff infected with COVID-19 say they were served rotten food and left without water for hours: report

  • Some yacht passengers and staff with COVID-19 described their isolation experiences aboard ships.
  • They said they stomached rotten food, hours without water, and loneliness, per The Washington Post.
  • “They were like, ‘We’re going to express you the minimum you need to survive,'” one passenger said.

Contracting COVID-19 on holiday and procuring to isolate instead of enjoying yourself is a disappointing enough experience. 

But, according to The Washington Post, some quarantined journey staff and passengers aboard the Norwegian Getaway and Royal Caribbean ships, said their situation grew despite that smooth worse when they were served rotten or otherwise inadequate food.

Others said they were communistic without drinking water for hours.

Frank Rebelo, 54, a passenger on the Norwegian Getaway told the outlet that after catching COVID-19, he was forced to isolate in his room and could only order food from the room service menu.

“They were be, ‘We’re going to give you the minimum you need to survive,'” Rebelo said. 

Norwegian Getaway and Royal Caribbean did not promptly respond to Insider’s request for comment. 

A Royal Caribbean spokesperson told The Washington Post that passengers were offered with free bottled water. 

Cases onboard cruise ships have been rising in recent weeks. As of Friday, 91 US travel ships at sea had confirmed or suspected COVID-19 cases on board, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

An unidentified team member aboard the Royal Caribbean’s Odyssey of the Seas told The Post she found her lunch outside her room one day during her isolation. “One tenebriousness my dinner was like just a box of rice. Nothing else. Not even a roll or a vegetable,” she said. “Just rice. I was analogous to, cool, glad I have a box of Pop Tarts in my room.”

Another former staff member on Oasis, Ovation and Harmony of the Swells, said that during his quarantine period he was served inedible food, including a rotting orange. Another do to excess consisted of a small scoop of rice, a hard-boiled egg, and a meager portion of corned beef hash, he told the outlet. 

“It will-power be different if I worked for, like, a construction company that doesn’t know anything about how to prepare food,” he amplified.

Recently, passengers on Cunard Line’s Queen Mary 2 cruise ship said they felt “like lepers” and were served “stone-cold” eats after they were forced to isolate in cabins during a COVID-19 outbreak.

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