CRUISE TIPS: Here’s how to check CDC’s COVID-19 color-coding system for cruise ships to see if there was a COVID-19 case or COVID-19-like illness on board with regards to CREW members (not passengers).
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is committed to helping cruise lines provide for the safety and well-being of their crew members while on board cruise ships and implemented a COVID-19 color-coding system for cruise ships to mitigate transmission of COVID-19 on board.
The chart is updated several times a week:
Recent PASSENGER Cases
While the above is regarding ships with a CREW member COVID-19 case or COVID-19-like illness, here are recent reports of PASSENGER cases from Royal Caribbean.
June 24, 2021: Adventure of the Seas Update
“Two guests on Adventure of the Seas tested positive for COVID-19 after routine testing that is required before returning home. Here are the facts:
- Both guests, under the age of 16 and unvaccinated, were immediately quarantined. One guest is asymptomatic, and the other guest is experiencing mild symptoms.
- Those in their immediate travel party are vaccinated and have tested negative.
- Close contacts were quickly identified and tested. All are vaccinated and tested negative.
The guests and their travel party disembarked today in Freeport, The Bahamas and are on their way home to Florida. Ninety-two percent of our guests on Adventure are fully vaccinated and the remaining 8% are under 16 years old. One hundred percent of our crew members are fully vaccinated.”
June 10, 2021: Celebrity Millennium Update
“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 members, guests and the communities we visit.”
Source/Infographic: CDC and Royal Caribbean
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