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No COVID-19 Spread on First UnCruise Adventures Alaska Sailing, Testing Accuracy Questioned | Cruise Critic

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Chris Gray Faust     Managing Editor

(Updated 1:19 p.m. EDT) -- None of the UnCruise Adventures' passengers or crew who were quarantined in Alaska after a positive COVID-19 test from a guest scrapped the cruise -- and the rest of the small ship line's season -- has tested positive for the virus, the line has reported.

The containment of the virus through the line's rapid response shows that COVID-19 policies can be put in place to protect cruise passengers, UnCruise Adventures said in a statement.

"Strict planning paid off," UnCruise Adventures Owner and CEO Dan Blanchard said. "We were able to act quickly, but that doesn't mean this event has not been painful to our company and guests. Our policies held up and may be a footprint for future sailings and the industry."

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