Lehigh Valley couple on trip stranded abroad after COVID check

Michael and Susan Arnold celebrated their retirement with a Viking River Cruise from Basel to Amsterdam.

The Lehigh Valley couple loved a Black Forest bike trip and a Mercedes tour.

Every day began with a COVID check aboard the ship. That was no huge deal for the vaccinated couple, who examined unfavorable earlier than the journey. However on day three, Susan was informed by Viking employees she examined constructive.

“I stated, ‘can I please take one other COVID check as a result of I do not suppose you are proper,’ and he stated, ‘keep in your room,'” Susan stated.

Michael examined unfavorable.  Even so, there was no second check for Susan.

She says Viking employees informed her the journey was over, and as quickly as she examined unfavorable, the corporate would ship them residence.

However till then, they needed to quarantine on the Frankfurt Hilton. Susan says once they received there, she counted roughly 127 different pissed off Viking passengers in the identical scenario.

“These younger people who find themselves engaged on the desk for the lodge, it was actually unhappy, they’re getting screamed at by individuals who wish to know when is somebody coming and when can I am going residence,” Susan stated.

“They principally dumped us right here and now we’re principally fending for ourselves right here,” Michael stated.

Susan examined unfavorable on the lodge. The couple says regardless of making dozens of calls to Viking, they have not heard again.

Rep. Susan Wild, (D)-PA District 7, is wanting into the incident.

“What we have got to take a look at is whether or not the cruise traces have to have a passenger invoice of rights carried out in the identical means that the airways did a variety of years in the past,” Wild stated.

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The Arnold’s have this recommendation for vacationers – get journey insurance coverage, and pay attention to COVID journey insurance policies.

Viking didn’t reply to our request for remark.