All 1,400 crew members aboard the liner have been vaccinated on June 4, however the outbreak occurred in the course of the two-week interval earlier than the photographs are thought of to be absolutely efficient, in response to CEO Michael Bayley.
Royal Caribbean Worldwide has postponed certainly one of its first voyages from the US because the begin of the COVID-19 pandemic after eight crew members examined constructive for the virus, the corporate’s chief government mentioned.
The maiden voyage of the Odyssey of the Seas was set to sail from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on July 3 however has now been rescheduled for July 31.
“Whereas disappointing, that is the proper resolution for the well being and well-being of our crew and friends,” CEO Michael Bayley mentioned Tuesday on Fb.
Bayley mentioned all 1,400 crew members aboard the liner have been vaccinated on June 4, however the outbreak occurred in the course of the two-week interval earlier than the photographs are thought of to be absolutely efficient.
“The eight crew members, six of whom have been asymptomatic and two with gentle signs, have been quarantined and are being intently monitored by our medical group,” he mentioned.
The delay comes days after two passengers examined constructive on the Superstar Millennium, which is a part of Superstar Cruises owned by the Royal Caribbean Group.
The absolutely vaccinated ship, which had departed from the Caribbean island of St. Maarten on June 5, was the primary main cruise line with paying clients to sail from North America because the pandemic.