Two passengers in first post-pandemic cruise test positive to COVID-19

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A post-pandemic cruise, “The Celebrity Millennium cruise” operated by parent company Royal Caribbean Group has issued a statement announcing two of its passengers have tested positive at the end of the cruise.

“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,” said the statement. They added that both passengers are asymptomatic and currently in isolation. 

This was the first post-pandemic cruise to ship. Other Royal Caribbean cruises have not set sail yet, but will not require their passengers to be vaccinated. They will instead mandate all passengers be tested for COVID-19. 

The Celebrity Millennium cruise ship is currently docked in Curaço and the passengers who tested positive remain on board in isolation. The ship is expected to return to St. Maarten this Saturday to disembark.

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