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Cruise Lines International Association, which represents 95% of the cruise industry, introduced mandatory requirements to be able to set sail again.

USA TODAY

Passengers on the Caribbean cruise that ended its voyage early after multiple passengers tested positive for COVID-19, were allowed to disembark in Barbados over the weekend. 

Sue Bryant, who lives in the U.K. and writes for Cruise Critic and was aboard the SeaDream Yacht Club’s SeaDream I cruise ship, reported that on Saturday, “the Barbados government gave the go ahead for those of us who tested negative to fly home.”

Bryant reported that the seven passengers who had tested positive left the ship Friday and were transferred to an isolation facility on Barbados. “The ship’s crew later told me that the group of six, including the man with the original Covid case, had returned home to the US by private jet, five of them having tested