Norwegian Cruise Line is one of the best cruise line in the fleet. During this global pandemic NCL (Norwegian Cruise Line) decided to send home their lovely crew members. Norwegian repatriate almost 127 Philippines crew members to Manila.
So after Norwegian Down they sending around 127 Philippines crew members from Norwegian Jade. The company arranged a charter flight for then to repatriate 127 Philippines.
On April 12, 2020 around 127 crew members from the Philippines are ready to fly for Philippine. This one is their 2nd batch with 127 crew members from Philippines. The 1st batch is already reached to Philippine and they are quarantine for 14 days.
Before Norwegian Dawn is also send home all the Philippines in two batch till Manila. The 1st batch they send on March 30, 2020 from Miami to Manila and 2nd batch on March 31, 2020.
On March 29, 2020 Norwegian Dawn gave a grand farewell party to all lovely crew members and they said we will be back soon to serve. Of course they enjoy a lots with all fellow crew members. Everyone want to go home for their love one after finishing their contract but no one want to go like that.
The crew members who reached Manila are quarantine for at least 14 days. The Philippines Government arrange lots of hotels for them to quarantine for 14 days. And i personally think this is the best way to take precaution to protect the whole country from COVID-19.
The Philippines Government followed the same process for Norwegian Jade crew members. Once they reached to Manila they went for 14 days quarantine in respective place/hotels. After 14 days of quarantine they can go to see their family members.
Aida Cruise Line also repatriate their crew
This time on April 12, 2020. The crew members leave the ships at mid night @01:00 hrs for fly to Manila. See the living at sea is totally different from land, the ships are second home of every seafarares. And of course they enjoy their life as well but when its come to safety on board, they are very prepared. But this time need to fight with an unlisted Virus which is globally pandemic.
And we all know that on ships how difficult to keep away from any kind of flue or virus because ships are floating home. And these things spread very quickly on board that’s why all the cruise company want to send home all the crew as soon as possible.