Two cases of coronavirus were found among those aboard the Celebrity Millennium, one of the first cruise ships to resume leisure travel to North America after the outbreak of the pandemic, despite “crew and passengers being fully vaccinated” for COVID-19, as announced by the company Royal Caribbean.
The two faces “They are asymptomatic, they are currently in isolation and are being monitored by our medical team “, the company stated, assuring that it is conducting a business to track their contacts. The ship set sail from St. Maarten, the Dutch part of the Caribbean island of Saint Martin, on June 5th.
The two men were diagnosed as infected after “mandatory cruise tests”, Royal Caribbean explained, explaining that all its passengers were required to present vaccination certificate and negative test for the young coronavirus which must have been done up to 72 hours before departure to allow them to board her ship.
The company stressed that it adheres to strict health protocols, in coordination with the destinations that are its partners, protocols that “go beyond” the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the main US Federal Office of Public Health, “to protect the health and safety of its passengers “, which is 600, while the crew members are 650, according to The New York Times, cited by AMPE.
The CDC released new, stricter rules in May to allow companies that run cruises resume travel: 95% of boarders, customers or employees, need to be fully vaccinated.
After departing from St. Maarten, the Celebrity Millennium is scheduled to sail the Caribbean for seven days, passing through Barbados, Aruba and Curacao.