Disney Cruise Line Cast Member dies at Sea

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Disney Wonder Cast Member

A painter who worked onboard the Disney Cruise Line Ship the Disney Wonder died this past Tuesday.

Eddie Burgos Ragodon of the Philippines had visited the ship’s medical center in recent days with chills, according to a colleague who requested anonymity for fear of retaliation. Right now the Disney Wonder is traveling around the Caribbean to repatriate crew members who have been stuck on board since the cruise line industry shut down in March.

Disney Cruise Line will test Ragodon for COVID-19, said the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is not yet clear if Ragodon’s death was caused by COVID-19.

“We are saddened by yesterday’s passing of our longtime Crew Member, and we are mourning along with his family,” said a Disney spokesperson Kim Prunty in an email.

At least 255 people onboard the Disney Wonder has tested positive for COVID-19 since March 1st making it among the largest known cruise ship outbreaks. However for nearly a month now, no other Disney Wonder Crew Members have tested positive.

Disney Cruise Line announced recently that the Disney Wonder sailings that were scheduled to depart between Aug. 3 and Sept. 14, 2020, have been suspended. Disney Cruise Line is offering a Cruise Date Flexibility feature, which will allow Guests the option to change their sail date up to 15 days prior to their cruise.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family…


Photo Credit Source Miami Herald


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