Two guests on the Celebrity Millennium ship examined positive for COVID-19, Celebrity Cruises mentioned Thursday.
The ship set sail from St. Maarten on Saturday for a 7-day cruise with stops in Barbados, Aruba, and Curacao. Before boarding, guests had been required to indicate proof of vaccination and a unfavorable COVID-19 test taken inside 72 hours. All guests needed to be examined once more for COVID-19 on the finish of the cruise, and the 2 passengers who examined positive shared a stateroom on the ship. They are each asymptomatic, Celebrity Cruises mentioned, and are being monitored by a medical staff.
This was the primary main cruise ship to sail with American passengers for the reason that pandemic shut down the business, NCS reports. Celebrity mentioned it’s now conducting contact tracing and expediting further COVID-19 testing. “This situation demonstrates that our rigorous health and safety protocols work to protect our crew, guests, and the communities we visit,” Celebrity Cruises mentioned in a press release.
There are 500 passengers on the Celebrity Millennium, NCS studies, and the entire crew is vaccinated. Child passengers who’re unable to get the vaccine needed to present proof of a unfavorable COVID-19 test earlier than boarding.