Two people who sailed in North America for the first time since March 2020 tested positive for COVID-19.
According to a statement from the cruiser owner Royal Caribbean, passengers on the celebrity millennium cruiser share a room and are now in isolation. Both are asymptomatic.
All cruise ship passengers over the age of 18 must be fully vaccinated. According to Royal Caribbean Cruises, all crew members have been vaccinated. The age of those who tested positive was not disclosed.
The celebrity millennium has left the island of St. Louis in the Caribbean. On June 5th, this was the first North American cruise since the beginning of the covida-19 pandemic. The second ship from the Bahamas should be on June 12.
According to Royal Caribbean Cruises, all adult travelers must present a vaccination certificate with a recent negative test result.
The celebrity millennium will return to St. Louis. Martin on Saturday. Royal Caribbean stated that positive tests were found in the ship’s end-of-cruise test plan.
The company is conducting a contact search, speeding up close contact testing, and “watching the situation closely.”
Since the beginning of the novel coronavirus pandemic in March 2020, cruise ships have stopped.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced new regulations in early May that allow cruisers to resume operations under strict conditions: 95% of the people on board, the passengers and crew, must be vaccinated.
Last week, Royal Caribbean announced multiple routes departing from Florida, Texas and Washington in July and August.
The Celebrity Millennium cruiser will conduct a 7-day cruise, including Barbados, Aruba and Curaçao.