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UnCruise Confident Its Alaska Cruise Did Not Spread COVID: Travel Weekly

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UnCruise Adventures, the small-ship line that was forced to halt its first post-pandemic sailing last week after a passenger tested positive for Covid-19, said follow-up tests for that passenger and others on the ship came back negative, and the line said it was confident there wasn't any spread of the virus.

Company owner and CEO Dan Blanchard said in a Zoom press conference Aug. 13 that the crew and all but four of its 36 passengers have been released from quarantine. He said six of the guests' tests were lost by the lab, but they were allowed to go home because contact tracers determined they did not have enough close exposure with the person who tested positive to warrant concern.

Those still in quarantine in Juneau tested negative, he said, but they had close contact with the guest, requiring them to isolate for two weeks.

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