The Royal Caribbean’s “Celebrity Millenium” cruise ship announced two passengers tested positive for COVID-19 on the first-ever fully vaccinated voyage.
The company released a statement on Thursday, “Today, two guests sharing a stateroom onboard Celebrity Millennium tested positive for COVID-19 while conducting the required end-of-cruise testing. The individuals are asymptomatic and currently in isolation and being monitored by our medical team. We are conducting contact tracing, expediting testing for all close contacts, and closely monitoring the situation.”
“Celebrity Millennium is sailing 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. 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,” the statement continued.
Celebrity Millenium is the first ship to sail out of the United States and was set to go on a seven-day voyage from St. Maarten, with stops in Aruba, Barbados, and Curacao.
According to Royal Carribean, the ship was only at 30% capacity.