The Celebrity Millenium. (Photo: Celebrity Cruises)
Two passengers who shared a room onboard Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Millennium ship, which was carrying only fully vaccinated passengers and crew, have tested positive for COVID-19, the cruise line said in a statement.
The tests came back positive during end-of-cruise testing, which is completed 72-hours before returning to the United States, Celebrity Cruises spokesperson Jonathon Fishman told USA TODAY.
All passengers were required to show proof of vaccination in addition to a negative COVID-19 test within a 72-hour period before the ship departed from the Caribbean island of St. Maarten Saturday. The vessel is currently docked in Curaço and the passengers who tested positive remain on board in isolation, Fishman said. The ship will return to St. Maarten this Saturday to disembark.
“The individuals are asymptomatic and currently in isolation and being monitored by our medical team,” Celebrity’s statement read. “We are conducting contact tracing, expediting testing for all close contacts and closely monitoring the situation.”
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