The cruises are only for fully vaccinated Israeli adults and children with a negative PCR test. All crew members are vaccinated.
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The ship's delivery ceremony, a time-honored tradition marking the completion of a new ship, can be seen on the company's Facebook page.
The ship was getting ready for planned sea trials, but will now have to remain docked with its estimated 500 crew and workers forced to stay on board.
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The Nagasaki prefecture official said 57 more crew had tested positive, bringing the total infections on board the Costa Atlantica to 148, roughly one quarter of the vessel's 623 crew members.
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There are 1,243 guests and 586 crew on board, as well as four doctors and four nurses, the cruise operator said.
Passengers who are well and from California - about 1,000 have been identified as state residents - will be taken to a federal facility.
It's still unclear what would occur should anyone now aboard the Grand Princess test positive for the respiratory virus, which terrorized the passengers of a different Princess cruise not long ago.