By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Cruise passengers on the Queen Mary 2 are spending extra days on Barbados because of a COVID outbreak onboard.

Parent company Carnival UK says as a precaution, the ship is waiting for additional staff to arrive.

The 28-day cruise department Southampton, England, on Dec. 13 and left New York City on Dec. 22, bound for the Caribbean.

Some travelers will be flown back to New York City on Jan. 2. The remaining passengers will cruise back to England once there’s enough staff.

CBSNewYork Team