Two kids aboard Royal Caribbean Cruises’ Adventures of the Seas ship examined positive for COVID-19 Thursday, firm officers stated.
The kids, who’re each beneath the age of 16 and unvaccinated, had been “immediately quarantined” following the routine testing and are actually returning dwelling to Florida, firm officers stated in a press release Thursday.
“One guest is asymptomatic, and the other guest is experiencing mild symptoms,” Royal Caribbean stated.
The different passengers touring with the children and those that got here in shut contact with them are all vaccinated and returned unfavorable assessments, the cruise liner stated.
The contaminated kids and their companions then disembarked the ship Thursday in Freeport within the Bahamas to fly dwelling on a non-public flight organized by Royal Caribbean, CEO Michael Bayley stated in a Facebook publish.
The cruise liner stated 92 % of the visitors on the Adventure of the Seas are absolutely vaccinated, together with all the crew.
The individuals who traveled with the kids and those that got here in shut contact with them had all been vaccinated and didn’t test positive for the virus.Joe Raedle/Getty Images
The ship, which boasts 1,673 cabins for as much as 3,100 visitors, options an ice-skating rink, a rock-climbing wall and a theater sufficiently big for 1,200-plus folks, in accordance with its web site.
The vessel’s subsequent voyage is ready for Saturday from Nassau, Bahamas, with stops in Cozumel, Mexico, and Grand Bahama Island earlier than returning to Nassau on July 3, an itinerary reveals.
Thursday’s announcement comes after two visitors aboard Royal Caribbean’s Celebrity Millennium Cruise examined positive earlier this month and its Odyssey of the Seas was delayed when eight staffers got here down with the bug, CNBC reported.
It additionally comes as the primary cruise ship is ready to tackle passengers at a US port on Saturday after a 15-month shutdown because of the coronavirus.
Celebrity Cruises, which is owned by Royal Caribbean, stated at the very least 95 % of visitors getting on its $1 billion Celebrity Edge in south Florida have been vaccinated in compliance with Centers for Disease Control necessities.
Celebrity Cruises spokeswoman Susan Lomax informed the Associated Press the corporate is asking visitors in the event that they want to share their vaccination standing to be able to adjust to a brand new Florida legislation banning enterprise from requiring prospects to shove show they’re inoculated.
Guests who don’t put up proof of their photographs might be thought-about unvaccinated and be ordered to put on face masks, in addition to to remain in designated areas in eating rooms, casinos and theaters.
The business’s three largest gamers – Royal Caribbean, together with Carnival and Norwegian – misplaced $20 billion final 12 months, in addition to one other $4.5 billion within the first quarter of 2021 during the CDC-imposed shutdown.
Royal Caribbean stated 92 % of the passengers on the cruise had been vaccinated.Reuters
“We are excited to be part of that,” Russ Schwartz, a Florida college principal, informed the Associated Press of his looming journey on the cruise. “Things have changed drastically. Back then we really didn’t know much about he virus. Cruises at that point weren’t prepared.”
With Post wires