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Date Published: June 11, 2009
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No Swine Flu on Adventure of the Seas Cruise
(4:40 p.m.) -- Lab results for the three suspected cases of H1N1 virus on Adventure of the Seas have come back negative, a Royal Caribbean spokeswoman told Cruise Critic this afternoon.

Over the last two days, the ports of St. Lucia and Antigua have forbidden Adventure of the Seas from docking for fear that the ship was carrying people infected with the H1N1 virus, formerly known as swine flu. The two ports were replaced with a day at sea yesterday and a stop today in St. Thomas. In St. Thomas, passengers were allowed to debark without special conditions (no flu screenings, for example).

Adventure of the Seas will call in St. Maarten on Friday and St. Croix on Saturday as originally scheduled. The cruise, a seven-night Southern Caribbean voyage, will end as planned in San Juan on Sunday.

On Tuesday, two crewmembers and one passenger aboard the ship tested positive for Influenza A. Lab testing conducted in Trinidad has found that they do not have the H1N1 sub-type, which is now considered a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization.

Do you think St. Lucia and Antigua were right to operate with an abundance of caution? Join the discussion on our message boards.

--by Dan Askin, Associate Editor

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