Royal Caribbean ship denied entry due to COVID

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Royal Caribbean’s cruise ship, Odyssey of the Seas, was denied entry into Curacao and Aruba after a COVID-19 outbreak.  Of the estimated 5,500 passengers and crew members, 55 people tested positive for COVID-19.  According to Royal Caribbean, the passengers who tested positive are mildly symptomatic or asymptomatic, and their close contacts were placed in quarantine prior to testing. The ship set sail from Fort Lauderdale on Dec. 18th with 95% of passengers and crew vaccinated, and the company’s guidelines require travelers over the age of 12 to be fully vaccinated. The cruise ship had docked on Sunday at CocoCay, Royal Caribbean’s private island in the Bahamas, and will now remain at sea until its planned return Dec. 26 to Fort Lauderdale.

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