By Jamiel Lynch, NCS
Two visitors aboard the Celebrity Millennium examined optimistic for Covid-19 in required end-of-cruise testing, the cruise line stated in a Thursday information launch.
Celebrity Millennium — the primary main cruise ship permitting American passengers because the pandemic pressured a pause on the trade — set sail on Saturday.
The two optimistic visitors, which shared a stateroom on the ship, are asymptomatic and at the moment are in isolation whereas being monitored by a medical workforce, the discharge stated.
“We are conducting contact tracing, expediting testing for all close contacts and closely monitoring the situation,” the information launch stated.
The ship is crusing “with fully vaccinated crew and guests and following comprehensive protocols that align with our destination partners and exceed CDC guidelines to protect the health and safety of our guests,” the discharge stated.
The 7-day cruise from St. Maarten consists of port stops in Barbados, Aruba and Curacao.
All visitors have been required to point out vaccination proof and a destructive Covid-19 take a look at inside 72 hours earlier than from St. Maarten Saturday, the discharge stated.
About 500 passengers are on board, over 95% who’re absolutely vaccinated, based on previous NCS reporting. Children who couldn’t but obtain vaccinations have been required to point out destructive Covid-19 checks.
“This situation demonstrates that our rigorous health and safety protocols work to protect our crew, guests and the communities we visit,” the information launch stated.
Details concerning the two passengers’ Covid-19 vaccinations are unknown.
On Monday, the Royal Caribbean Group, the dad or mum firm of Celebrity Cruise Lines, said on Twitter that returning to Barbados “for the first time in over a year is truly special.”
“Every measured step was taken to ensure that we protect the health and safety of our guests, crew and the residents of this treasured destination and we are thankful,” the publish stated.
NCS’s Maggie Fox contributed to this report.