Outbreak of COVID in Fully Vaccinated and Tested Cruise Ship Passengers and Crew

Outbreak of COVID in Fully Vaccinated and Tested Cruise Ship Passengers and Crew

Updated: Dec. 6, 2021 | At least 17 cases of COVID-19 have been detected among the fully vaccinated crew and passengers aboard a Norwegian cruise ship that docked in New Orleans, Louisiana on Dec. 5, 2021. The Louisiana Department of Health noted that the Breakaway, owned by Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd, departed New Orleans with about 3,200 people on a weeklong cruise on November 28 with stops in Belize, Honduras and Mexico.1

100 Percent COVID Vaccinated Crew and Guests Promised “Freedom” and “Confidence”

Norwegian assures customers they can “cruise with the ultimate freedom and confidence” due to their Sail Safe Health and Safety Program that requires all guests and crew to be 100 percent fully vaccinated “so you can do what you’ve always wanted to do on a cruise—EVERYTHING. No masks.  No social distancing.”2 “Let’s get back to living life to the fullest, together. Sail Safe. Feel Free.” With 100 percent vaccination, they assure guests they can “surround yourself in safety” and “get up close and personal.”3

In addition to vaccination, all passengers are required to take a rapid COVID-19 antigen test at embarkation and are encouraged to take a PCR test within 96 hours of sailing.

The reputation of the cruise industry was badly tarnished in February 2020 after 20 percent (712 persons) of those aboard Carnival’s Diamond Princess were found to be infected with SARS-CoV-2, which resulted in a two week quarantine off the coast of Yokohama.4 The “COVID issue” is now considered by travel industry experts to be “well managed“ and they maintain cruises are now as safe as ‘safety’ can ever be guaranteed in these times.”5

Everyone onboard will be tested for COVID before leaving and will be provided with post-exposure and quarantine public health guidance by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). People who test positive for COVID will either travel to their homes or self-isolate according to CDC guidelines, the Louisiana Department of Health said.6

COVID Vaccination Offers False Sense of Security

Anna Durbin, MD, director of the Center for Immunization Research at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, stated at a press briefing in September 2020, “Vaccines are designed to prevent serious illness, not to prevent infection or prevent any symptoms.”7

“The vaccinated are not as protected as they think,” said Eric Topol, MD, director of the Scripps Research Translational Institute. “They are still in jeopardy.”8

A study9 published in The Lancet in October 2021 found that the vaccine effect on reducing transmission was “minimal” in the context of Delta variant circulation Another study10 also published in October found that while people who become infected with the Delta variant are less likely to pass the virus to their close contacts if they have already had a COVID vaccination, that protective effect is relatively small and dwindles alarmingly at three months after the receipt of the second shot.

Absence of Breakthrough Data Puzzling

On May 1, 2021 the CDC abruptly stopped tracking COVID in vaccinated people, also known as “breakthrough cases,” unless the illness was severe enough to cause hospitalization or death.11 “I was shocked,” said Leana Wen, MD, a physician and visiting professor of health policy and management at George Washington University. “I have yet to hear a coherent explanation of why they stopped tracking this information.” While vaccines reportedly continue to shield vaccinated people against the worst outcomes, those who have gotten COVID vaccine and still become infected with the virus are, in fact, often miserably sick and may chafe at the notion that their cases are not being accurately counted.12

While the true number of COVID breakthrough cases in vaccinated persons is unknown, infectious disease experts hint that breakthrough cases are more likely than the current data suggest. “I think that if we started to test people just randomly on the street, we would find a lot more people who test positive,” noted Abraar Karan, MD, an infectious diseases fellow at Stanford.13

Journalist David Wallace-Wells, who spoke to scientists at Harvard and Scripps, said public health officials may be “overstating the vaccine effect on transmission and understating the scale and risk of breakthrough infections.”14

“The message that breakthrough cases are exceedingly rare and that you don’t have to worry about them if you’re vaccinated—that this is only an epidemic of the unvaccinated—that message is falling flat,” Harvard epidemiologist Michael Mina, MD, PhD told Wallace-Wells.14

Cruise Lines One of Biggest Losers in COVID Pandemic Response

The global cruise industry has been growing for years, culminating in a preliminary peak of 30 million passengers worldwide in 2019 with major cruise companies seen as the frontrunners in tourism. Shutdowns associated with the pandemic have had a devastating effect on the cruise industry.15

According to the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the number of cruise passengers fell by more than 80 percent to 5.7 million in 2020, almost all of which were generated in the first two months of the year. The (almost) complete standstill brought the cruise industry a cumulative loss of around U.S. $77 billion last year.15


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1 Lemos G. 17 Covid-19 cases identified on New Orleans-bound cruise ship. CNN Dec. 6, 2021.
2 Norwegian Cruise Line. Pre-Cruise Need to Knows.
3 Norwegian Cruise Line. Sail Safe.
4 Tokuda Y et al. COVID-19 outbreak on the Diamond Princess Cruise Ship in February 2020. Wiley Online Library July 29, 2020.
5 Hausold A. Cruise Industry Facing the Biggest Challenges in Its History. Tourism Review Nov. 29, 2021.
6 Reuters Staff. COVID cases found on Norwegian Cruise ship returning to New Orleans. Reuters Dec. 5, 2021.
7 Stieg C. There’s a major thing people are missing about Covid boosters—and it’s really important. CNBC Sept. 16, 2021.
8 Deam J, Fortis B. The CDC Only Tracks a Fraction of Breakthrough COVID-19 Infections, Even as Cases Surge. TPM Aug. 21, 2021.
9 Wilder-Smith A. What is the vaccine effect on reducing transmission in the context of the SARS-CoV-2 delta variant? The Lancet Oct. 29, 2021.
10 Mallapaty S. WCOVID vaccines cut the risk of transmitting Delta — but not for long. Nature Oct. 5, 2021.
11 U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. COVID-19 Vaccine Breakthrough Infections Reported to CDC — United States, January 1–April 30, 2021. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report May 28, 2021.
12 Deam J, Fortis B. The CDC Only Tracks a Fraction of Breakthrough COVID-19 Infections, Even as Cases Surge. TPM Aug. 21, 2021.
13
Miltimore J. What is the True Vaccine Breakthrough Rate? The CDC Doesn’t Want You to Know. The Vaccine Reaction Oct. 11, 2021.
14 Ibid.
15 Hausold A. Cruise Industry Facing the Biggest Challenges in Its History. Tourism Review Nov. 29, 2021.

30 Responses to "Outbreak of COVID in Fully Vaccinated and Tested Cruise Ship Passengers and Crew"

  1. Mary   December 6, 2021 at 11:43 am

    So much for safe and effective????

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    • Peace   December 6, 2021 at 4:54 pm

      I see you.

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  2. Colorado   December 6, 2021 at 11:53 am

    Logic challenge; Is the term ‘breakthrough infection’ still even applicable after they have changed the definition of vaccinated immunity?

    That cruise ship is probably a toxic slurry of effervescent cleaning chemicals alongside contaminated air circulation systems.

    As the cowardly timid and financially under thumb medical community feigns confusion, unwilling to recognize the obvious corruption and conflict of interest issues.

    The coherent explanation is one they have heard but refuse to accept. Covid response is a boondoggle of epic proportions driven by greed corruption and incompetency.

    A popular scientist, one of the few whom has not yet been censored had recently remarked; With each new booster comes a new variant.

    When you finally realize the virus comes from within your own body. That because of covid vaccine acceptance and consumption, you have become the super spreader you once so feared.

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    • Lori Ellen Bourque   December 6, 2021 at 2:26 pm

      Well said and spot on. Incompetent, greedy beaurecrats in charge of the hen house. And people blindly follow…

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      • Lili   December 6, 2021 at 3:29 pm

        The same way that the media loves to cause fear in people by not saying that there’s a 99% survival rate vaccinated or not. Here they are presenting facts for a lot people who still believes that these so called vaccines prevent them from getting Covid. They don’t and they don’t even provide full immunity. But if you think it works for you, go for it.

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        • Andrew Greig   December 7, 2021 at 12:19 am

          It’s actually a 2% fatality rate. So that’s one in every 50 people that get COVID will die. Sure, good odds unless you are the one in 50. Your comment is indeed ignorant and I’ll informed. Do you know 50 people? 100? 150? How many of this are you ok with seeing die?

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          • raul allegre   December 10, 2021 at 7:20 pm

            First off, it’s important to understand that the old and sick are exponentially more likely to die from covid than the young and healthy. Throwing around scary numbers has been going on since the very beginning of the pandemic and it’s a tactic to keep everyone in a state of panic. Between January 1, 2020 and October 16, 2021, only 94 children ages 5-11 died of COVID, which is 0.00012 percent of the 723,880 total U.S. COVID deaths. Once you understand this then you realize vaccinating kids is unnecessary and after that you realize that this isn’t about science and must be about something more sinister.

          • Kristine   December 15, 2021 at 12:02 am

            Where did you get that number? The fact is that worldwide the survival rate is 99.98% It’s not even as bad as the “common flu” most years.
            All people die of something. Old people being the most vulnerable to dying from an illness – any illness.
            Death is part of life. I’ve accepted this fact, you should too.

          • kevin mccullagh   December 16, 2021 at 10:50 am

            You are wrong, it is not 2%. It is 2% of the ill people taken to hospital who require treatment such as oxygen etc. Get your facts right.

  3. jim   December 6, 2021 at 12:34 pm

    Why does this story fail to mention that the 17 vaccinated passengers (out of 3,200) who tested positive DID NOT HAVE ANY SYMPTOMS? I understand a vaccine does not place me inside a protective bubble preventing exposure. I’m thankful I have a vaccine that will most likely prevent severe illness should I be exposed to the virus. Through my work I had contact with over 900 people on zoom this year. Many shared stories of the death of family members and friends due to covid, and many more shared how awful it was to go through a covid illness. Several have still not recovered their sense of smell one year after recovering. I did not hear a single personal experience of anyone who had a severe adverse reactions to a covid vaccine. I have a large group of friends who are all vaccinated. Not one has had or even heard of a friend or friend of a friend who had a severe vaccine reaction. Clearly, my odds of avoiding serious illness is much better by taking a vaccine.

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    • andy   December 6, 2021 at 4:41 pm

      Jim, can you please point to the location in the article where it says they didn’t have any symptoms because I fail to see it.

      Even if they had no symptoms, that makes it even worse. We now know that the vaccines don’t stop the spread so that makes vaccinated people super spreaders because they may not even know they’re carrying. In other countries the data shows that the majority of new cases are among the vaccinated. Of course our lying corrupt media will not report such data here.

      You’re obviously only seeing what you want to see. I know of two people who died after getting the shot. One of them was a healthy 19yo male. In both cases they suffered from congestive heat failure.

      Sorry that your cognitive dissonance is keeping you from accepting the truth but you’ve been duped. The vaccines aren’t what they promised. Not even close. Don’t take my word for it. The truth will be revealed as time goes on when the corrupt media is no longer able to protect their sponsors: Big Pharma.

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    • Sandy   December 6, 2021 at 8:45 pm

      Well Jim, I have a dear friend whose son got the vaccine and now has serious heart issues. I have a friend who works at the hospital with covid patients and yes, there has been severe reactions to the vaccine. Go to VAERS site to see the number of confirmed deaths and severe reactions. Yes, some folks don’t have a reaction but why get a worthless vaccine with possible side effects or possible future health problems when most folks have over 90% recovery and older folks nearly 80% recovery without the vaccine? There are plenty of people, myself included, who are not vaccinated who got covid and recovered just fine. No vaccine needed. Yet, it is interesting that with so many people getting the vaccine all of a sudden we have a world wide INCREASE in covid cases instead of a world wide decrease. It is good to have friends who actually work with covid patients and who can attest to what they have seen and what they are not allowed to talk about or even report. You might have 900 friends that you talk with daily about COVID but the world is a little bigger than that..only over 7 billion. Try talking to a few more people.

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    • Laurie   December 6, 2021 at 9:40 pm

      This is a comment thread on Medscape, a medical website for medical news, clinical reference, and education. The thread contains about 3000 (and counting) comments by medical professionals only describing personal experience with and of Covid vaccine adverse effects and expressing serious concerns about the vaccine and the censorship surrounding issues with it.
      https://www.medscape.com/sites/public/covid-19/vaccine-insights/how-concerned-are-you-about-vaccine-related-adverse-events

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      • raul allegre   December 10, 2021 at 7:09 pm

        I’ve heard it takes 30 minutes to enter an adverse reaction case into VAERS and many health care workers don’t bother because it’s too much work. Not to mention I’m sure many are being instructed by administrators to not report anything. So it’s likely the numbers we hear about are vastly lower than the real numbers.

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    • Colorado   December 6, 2021 at 11:57 pm

      Mr Jim, interesting commentary. I had heard some information recently that the vaccine side effects have been identified to have statistical anomalies and are not evenly spread throughout all whom consumed the vaccines. That side effects are often more closely grouped by both time and location. The inference is expressed in a simple laymens term which does not really capture the issue accurately but is still one which is easy for everyone to understand; clean batches, dirty batches. Entire groups through entire periods in entire locations may have one or the other, it is the nature of mass manufacturing which may cause systemic issues to be more broadly identified in one group at one time, than others. With continued consumption the risk is cumulative due to the concern of manufacturing defect potential. Or as the conspiracy guys like to say, safe AND effective.

      It’s important to understand that vaccine manufacturing is not a perfect science. It’s a concept similar to mixing pill powders, some pills get more of the ingredient than others. Also due to the nature of adjuvants and liquid materials, density of substances, weight of the liquids, volume of material left in the distribution cauldron or whatever they are using, calibration of complex instruments, even to alertness of humans running these machines, that even with advanced scientific instruments there can be substantial variances in any given substance or material contained therein. And then you have storage devices, material source batches and their manufacturing process, the distribution supply chain down to the end point of distribution (pun intended), there are just endless variances in terms of potential for an inconsistent product. At least that’s what I’ve gleaned from years of reading on this site and others.

      Per ‘did not have any symptoms’… Did you accidentally invert the numbers or am I reading that correctly that almost everyone got sick? That’s a remarkably high frequency of disease expression, well beyond the norm for this type of illness category. You are missing the key point, the changed definition of vaccinated to omit actual immunity is the problem. Otherwise this concoction should have worked better. Reduced immunity and fears of ADE remains as the primary objection to continued or even initial consumption. That and the unethical nature of the use of force as a requirement to consume. Under the same updated definition standard robotussin and alka seltzer can be considered a vaccine, so could vitamins. Logic fail on the new terminology use. CDC should be compelled to change definition of immunity back to what it was before they manipulated it to sell more vaccines.

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    • Irene   December 7, 2021 at 7:05 am

      Here, you can read the stories of once healthy people who’ve had severe adverse reactions and some stories of those who have died.

      nomoresilence.world

      This shot has a horrible track record, over 2 million injured and over 9000 deaths in 11 months. Deaths from ALL other vaccines since the 1960s total just over 4000.

      I’m glad you feel safe with your shot but the fact is you most likely would have been safe anyway. According to the numbers on the W.H.O COVID website, this virus is 99.98% survivable. I’ve tracked the W.H.O website numbers since September 2020 and that percentage hasn’t changed. The majority of people who died FROM COVID were elderly and had other health issues.

      Even according to the CDC the 99.98% hold true and only dips to 94% for people over 70.

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    • S   December 7, 2021 at 8:09 am

      That’s because the media doesn’t share those statistics. Eeveryone I know who got vaxed had symptoms. Some horrible and most long lasting. Too many to note here. And all are still afraid to go out and fear getting sick! Get healthy, boost immune system, vit D, C, A and good hygiene are a great defense.

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    • raul allegre   December 10, 2021 at 7:05 pm

      One of the most popular places people are looking for suspected evidence of vaccine adverse effects is the 5-fold increase in sudden cardiac and unexplained deaths among FIFA (soccer) athletes in 2021. In the last year, 183 professional athletes and coaches have suddenly collapsed, with 108 dead. Christian Ericsson and Sergio Aguerro are two of the biggest stars affected. Closer to home, backup NBA point guard Brandon Goodwin suffered blood clots shortly after COVID-19 shot in May of this year, possibly ending his career. It’s true among young, healthy people, both covid deaths and vaccine deaths are rare, but we need full disclosure on all the facts so we can make informed decisions. For young, healthy people, there’s no need to risk the vaccine. I agree it’s hard to get alot of info on this because big tech is all in on the vaccines, but if you do a little digging to get past the links from CNN, the CDC, Yahoo and similar sites then you can find the information they don’t want you to see.

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  4. Patricia Rasmussen   December 6, 2021 at 2:24 pm

    I have tried to explain this many times the 95 % relative-effectiveness equal 1% absolute effectiveness. Yes that they use those terms to make it sound better then it actually is,sad. Because I would not have surgery on the 1% possibility of it working every surgery present the possible of death or adverse possibilities. And would not like my government telling me I must have the surgery in order to have a job ! Yes HAD COVID GOT SICK USED IVERMECTIN IN A DOSE APPROBATE FOR MY WEIGHT AM 70 NO SHOT.

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    • Colorado   December 7, 2021 at 12:01 am

      Imagine being forced to take chemotherapy due to the off chance you could get cancer at a later date. Same concept. We beat it with elderberry, collodial silver, teas, c’s, d’s, spirulina, rest, lots of weak steroids in nasal sprays, and a long list of other items. Still have the paste just in case. lol. Now after reviewing studies of people whom have suffered side effects, it appears ivermectin may have a very important use at helping their recovery. It reportedly ‘takes the spike down’.

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  5. Nancy   December 6, 2021 at 2:53 pm

    Why don’t they look into the effects of 5G? Ships are all 5G. Every pandemic was accompanied by a change in the Earths magnetic field!(Drs. Pall, Cotton). 1918, 1956, 1967

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    • Colorado   December 7, 2021 at 12:11 am

      One hopes the cell phone task force makes headway and there are intriguing arguments to be had from Aurthurs work and those whom came before him. CHD has forced FCC to issue updated safety studies and hopefully the OTARD rule will be stricken down alongside. The Irregulators group had been suing for racketeering or some form of collusion regarding cellular having rode on the backbone of fiber optic, taking what was funded for public infrastructure and then selling that back at grossly inflated prices in the form of cellular. I think that was involved with 5g awareness group a side effort of Americans for Responsible Technology.

      Omicron is mysterious and curious. All over the news they identified it in ‘first 2 cases’. It is lovingly referred to as having surfaced ‘in magic 2’s’. Chris Rosinni covered that on twitter. The very next day after it first surfaced in the news, there were articles published how they were already doing research and sending samples. They confused the news cycle and were supposedly sharing samples before the first cases were identified in certain locations. I mean come on, give me a break. What a fraud.

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  6. Tom   December 6, 2021 at 3:13 pm

    It is 100% fact that pfizer and moderna have told the public that their mRNA injections are 100% effective and safe. So, who is lying? Both..there is likely NO covid because they are using the fake PCR tests and mRNA injections have only one objective and that is to harm the recipient.

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  7. Bob   December 6, 2021 at 3:24 pm

    Jim, I think you’re a lying troll. Just sayin’.

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  8. Lili   December 6, 2021 at 3:30 pm

    The same way that the media loves to cause fear in people by not saying that there’s a 99% survival rate vaccinated or not. Here they are presenting facts for a lot people who still believes that these so called vaccines prevent them from getting Covid. They don’t and they don’t even provide full immunity. But if you think it works for you, go for it.

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  9. Ron S   December 6, 2021 at 9:02 pm

    They did a great job.
    They went from 712 to 17 cases.
    The Cruse only lasted 1 week.
    Are their any more cases that showed up later?
    The pcr tests don’t work if you been exposed < 3 days.

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  10. Jim Ervin   December 7, 2021 at 1:29 am

    I see a great effort on the part of governments and the media to divide people over the Covid issue. For instance, a recent Canadian news story reported the results of an alleged survey done by an organization called The Canadian Institute For Family Studies, if I recall the name correctly. At any rate, the survey (for which I wasn’t asked to participate in, as usual) stated that 73% of Canadian families wouldn’t invite an unvaccinated family member to a Christmas gathering. Can you believe it? Just for that, this is the year I’m inviting every damned relative I can think of to my place, even the ones I haven’t heard from in years.
    I’m also finding great hypocracy on the issue of vaccine passports. Our local city college, for instance is waiving the vaccine passport rule for next semester, just as long as you can pay the course fees.

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  11. Irene   December 7, 2021 at 7:07 am

    Here, you can read the stories of once healthy people who’ve had severe adverse reactions and some stories of those who have died.

    nomoresilence.world

    This shot has a horrible track record, over 2 million injured and over 9000 deaths in 11 months. Deaths from ALL other vaccines since the 1960s total just over 4000.

    I’m glad you feel safe with your shot but the fact is you most likely would have been safe anyway. According to the numbers on the W.H.O COVID website, this virus is 99.98% survivable. I’ve tracked the W.H.O website numbers since September 2020 and that percentage hasn’t changed. The majority of people who died FROM COVID were elderly and had other health issues.

    Even according to the CDC the 99.98% hold true and only dips to 94% for people over 70.

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  12. Ronald Williams   December 10, 2021 at 3:02 am

    When will people wise-up and realize that the vaccine does not protect you. In fact the unvaccinated are more protected than the vaccinated. The PCR tests are bogus and will be done away after the end of the year.
    The plan for Fauci, the CDC and big pharma is to have you dependent upon vaccines and boosters until this pandemic is over. In the meantime welcome to the world of masks, social distancing and endless injections from here on out. Just remember mandates are not the law!!

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  13. Joe Biden   December 13, 2021 at 11:24 pm

    I can’t wait until there will be services, ships, resorts, night clubs for the UNVACCINATED ONLY!

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