Colorado Springs, Colorado 2021-06-16 09:04:27 –
Royal Caribbean has postponed a cruise scheduled to depart from Florida in July after eight crew members tested positive for COVID-19. The simulated cruise scheduled for the end of this month has also been postponed.
In a Facebook post, Royal Caribbean CEO Michael Bailey said the company is reschedule the Odyssey of the Sea’s inauguration voyage following a positive test. The cruise was scheduled to depart Fort Lauderdale on July 3rd.
Bailey says Odyssey’s 1,400 crew members were vaccinated on June 4, and were expected to reach full vaccination by June 18.
According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, you will not be considered fully vaccinated until two weeks after your last dose. However, some members were infected with the virus before the crew reached full vaccination.
On Tuesday, Bailey said it was shown that eight members of the Odyssey crew had contacted COVID-19 during regular tests. He added that only two crew members were experiencing “mild” symptoms. The rest were asymptomatic.
Bailey said the rest of the crew would be quarantined for two weeks and the company would continue regular testing.
Bailey did not say when the Odyssey would depart. “Guests and travel partners will be notified and given some options to consider,” he added.
“Two steps forward and one step back!” Bailey wrote. “Unfortunately, this is the right decision for the health and well-being of our crew and guests.”
Delays occur less than a week after the two guests board the Celebrity Millennium Positive for virus test Just a few days before the ship was scheduled to return to St. Marten Island in the Caribbean for disembarkation.
At the Millennium, all adult guests on board the ship were required to present proof of vaccination prior to boarding. CNN 95% of 500 guests report vaccination. The only guest allowed to board without proof of vaccination was a child.
The cruise ship proved to be an early Superspreader event in the first few months of the COVID-19 pandemic. In early 2020, hundreds of people got sick on the Diamond Princess and more than 12 died.
Florida has been urging the federal government to reopen the cruise industry in recent months. The cruise industry has been in the midst of a pandemic since early 2020. April, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Sued the federal government Hoping to resume the cruise in his state.
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