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Passengers on First Fully Vaccinated North American Cruise Test Positive For Covid-19
Passengers on the first North American cruise to be fully vaccinated tested positive for Covid-19.
During end-of-cruise testing, which is done 72 hours before returning to the US, two passengers on the Celebrity Millennium, which is operated by Royal Caribbean, tested positive for Covid-19.
The passengers are asymptomatic and have been confined to the ship's cabin.
Two people on the first cruise to set sail from North America since the pandemic tested positive for COVID-19 at the end of the crew, according to WFLA Tampa.
Before the ship departed from the Caribbean island of St. Maarten on Saturday, all passengers were required to show proof of vaccination as well as a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours.
“The buffets are handled very well, and rather than the passengers using utensils and serving themselves, the crew wearing gloves served the passengers,” Stewart Chiron, “The Cruise Guy,” told NewsNation's Brian Entin.
The ship is currently docked in Curaçao, and the passengers who tested positive have been isolated on board. The ship will arrive in St. Maarten on Saturday to disembark passengers.
The cruise line released a statement:
“Today two guests sharing a stateroom onboard Celebrity Millennium tested positive for COVID-19 while conducting the required end of cruise testing. The individuals are asymptomatic and currently in isolation and being monitored by our medical team. We are conducting contact tracing, expediting testing for all close contacts and closely monitoring the situation.
“Celebrity Millennium is sailing with fully vaccinated crew and guests and following comprehensive protocols that align with our destination partners and exceed CDC guidelines to protect the health and safety of our guests. All guests on Celebrity Millennium were required to show proof of vaccination as well as a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours before sailing from St. Maarten this past Saturday. This situation demonstrates that our rigorous health and safety protocols work to protect our crew, guests and the communities we visit.”