Two passengers tested positive for coronavirus at the end of first North American cruise since 2020.
“Today, two guests sharing a bedroom aboard the Celebrity Millennium tested positive for COVID-19 while conducting scheduled cruise tests,” the Celebrity Millennium cruise line said in a statement on Thursday.
“These people have no symptoms. and is currently being quarantined and being monitored by our medical team. We are working to track contacts. Accelerated testing for all close contacts and closely monitor the situation,” the company added.
These are just two cases on a ship of more than 600 people, of whom at least 95 percent have been vaccinated with Cruzely. report.
This is the first North American cruise since the industry shut down last year due to the virus.
The cruise starts on Saturday in St. Maarten. And all passengers at that time must be fully vaccinated or show negative coronavirus tests from the previous 72 hours.
It is unclear whether the two passengers who tested positive were vaccinated.
“This situation shows that our stringent health and safety protocols are working to protect the crew, guests and communities we visit,” the company said.
Passengers will stay in St. Maarten until they test negative for the virus, and cruise lines will help them plan to return home in a timely manner, a spokesman said. tell ABC News
The cruise ship has no restrictions on social distancing or wearing masks. Due to limited capacity and most passengers are vaccinated.