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COVID-19 Cases Confirmed on Royal Caribbean Ship

June 10, 2021 • 10:37 pm CDT
(Vax Before Travel)

Guests aboard the Royal Caribbean's Celebrity Millennium cruise ship tested positive for COVID-19, reported MarketWatch on June 10, 2021. The cruise ship was sailing out of the Caribbean island of St. Maarten.

The cruise line had required all guests to show proof of vaccination and a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours before sailing.

This voyage was one of the Royal Caribbean's first voyages in the region during 2021.

Royal Caribbean International is applying the recommendations of its Healthy Sail Panel of public health and scientific experts to provide a safer and healthier cruise vacation on all of its sailings. As of August 1, 2021, all guests age 12 and older must be fully vaccinated before departure.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) travel advisories, warnings, or recommendations relating to cruise travel are found at this link. As of May 2021, the CDC advises against sailing on a cruise ship during the COVID-19 pandemic.