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Amid the news that cruise ships are returning, many with vaccination requirements for guests, we’re hearing that it’s not going smoothly. Two passengers on an allegedly fully vaccinated Celebrity cruise ship, the Millenium, have tested positive for COVID-19. They’re asymptomatic and are being isolated and monitored.
The cruise ship, operated by Royal Caribbean Group, departed from St. Maarten on June 5 for a seven-night Caribbean sail.
“Today two guests sharing a stateroom onboard Celebrity Millennium tested positive for COVID-19 while conducting the required end of cruise testing,” the cruise line said in a statement. “The individuals are asymptomatic and currently in isolation and being monitored by our medical team.”
The cruise line added, “We are conducting contact tracing, expediting testing for all close contacts and closely monitoring the situation.”
Per Celebrity Millennium’s COVID-19 health and safety policy, “All guests 16 years and older must be fully vaccinated with all COVID-19 vaccine doses administered at least 14 days prior to sailing. As of August 1, 2021, all guests age 12 and older must be fully vaccinated.”
The cruise line previously outlined the different checkpoints guests had to go through …read more