Royal Caribbean cruise ship passengers test positive for COVID-19

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Royal Caribbean says six passengers on its Adventure of the Seas cruise ship have tested positive for COVID-19 during routine testing.

Four of the passengers were vaccinated and were traveling separately. The other two were unvaccinated minors in the same group.

The guests were immediately quarantined and their travel parties and all close contacts were traced and tested negative, the company said.

The Adventure of the Seas was six days into a seven-night voyage departing from Nassau, Bahamas to CocoCay, the company’s private island, Grand Bahama Island, and Cozumel, Mexico, when the passengers tested positive on Thursday.

Royal Caribbean Cruises shares were down almost 4% on the day.

The Adventure of the Seas became the first of Royal Caribbean’s ships to resume sailings in the Western Hemisphere when she set sail on its first scheduled cruise on June 12th. The ship’s summer itineraries were expected to include around 1,000 passengers and all crew and guests 16 years of age or older are required to be fully vaccinated.

In late June, two kids tested positive on the same ship.