Two passengers aboard the first fully-vaccinated cruise ship in North America have tested positive for COVID-19. My guesses are that either the tests given are faulty (most likely), or the vaccine didn’t work, or the two people (traveling together) lied about their status.
NOTE: Any of these possibilities may be true. Vaccines are never 100% effective, and the PCR tests are definitely not 100% correct. Since they have no symptoms …
Celebrity Millennium issued this statement Thursday:
“Today 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, guests and the communities we visit.”