- Two passengers on the Celebrity Millennium cruise ship have tested positive for coronavirus.
- The operator said ahead of the launch that at least 95% of passengers would be vaccinated.
- The passengers are asymptomatic and isolated from others, the operator said.
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Two people on a cruise ship have tested positive for COVID-19, even after operators said it would only sail with at least 95% of people on board vaccinated.
The Royal Caribbean Group said in a declaration Thursday that two passengers sharing a room on the Celebrity Millennium ship tested positive in “mandatory end-of-cruise testing.”
He said: “The individuals are asymptomatic and currently isolated and monitored by our medical team. We are conducting contact tracing, speeding up testing for all close contacts and monitoring the situation closely.”
Celebrity Cruises, a subsidiary of Royal Caribbean Group, mentionned when the ship was launched on June 5, it would travel with “a vaccinated crew and at least 95% of guests vaccinated”.
It is not clear whether the passengers who tested positive had been vaccinated. It is possible, although rare, to contract COVID-19 even after vaccination.
In a statement released Thursday, the Royal Caribbean Group said: “Celebrity Millennium sails with fully vaccinated crew and guests and follows comprehensive protocols that match our destination partners and exceed CDC guidelines to protect health and safety of our guests. “