Two passengers were tested for coronavirus at the end of the first cruise in North America since 2020.
“Today, two guests sharing a cabinet aboard the Celebrity Millennium are positive for COVID-19 as they conduct the necessary end of cruise tests,” a statement from Celebrity Millennium’s cruise line said Thursday.
“The persons are asymptomatic and are currently in isolation and are being monitored by our medical team. We conduct contact tracking, speed up testing for all close contacts and closely monitor the situation, “the company added.
These were the only two cases of a ship with more than 600 people, at least 95 percent of whom were vaccinated, Cruzely reports.
It was the first cruise in North America since the industry was shut down last year due to the virus.
The cruise began on Saturday in St. Martin, and all passengers at the time had to either be fully vaccinated or show a negative coronavirus test from the previous 72 hours.
It is not clear whether the two passengers tested positive.
“This situation shows that our strict health and safety protocols work to protect our crew, guests and the communities we visit,”
Passengers will stay in St. Marton while testing negative for the virus and the cruise line will help them make plans to return home at the right time, a spokesman said. he said ABC News.
The cruise had no requirements for social distance or mandates due to limited capacity and most passengers were vaccinated.