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Royal Caribbean ship completes crew repatriation in Jamaica

Disembarkation process complete for Jamaican RCCL ship-workers

Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness confirmed Royal Caribbean's Adventure of the Seas has completed a process of repatriating crew members on May 25.

The crew members disembarked at the Falmouth Pier in Trelawny. 

According to Holness, Royal Caribbean reported 1024 of the 1044 Jamaicans aboard who wished to return to Jamaica have now done so.

“Jamaicans will recall that as early as April, the Government wrote to RCCL to explore ways to bring our Jamaicans home. The ‘Adventure of the Seas’ was given permission to dock on (May 19) following the finalisation of a protocol under the Controlled Re-Entry Programme,” Holness said.

The prime minister said the Ministry of Health and Wellness created a sterile zone around the port to conduct COVID-19 testing. Following which the ship workers were transferred to the Bahia Principe hotel in St Ann, to await test results.