Symphony of the Seas, operated by Royal Caribbean and the world’s biggest cruise ship, announced that 48 people on board the ship tested positive for the virus.
The Symphony of the Seas was carrying 6,091 passengers and crew on a week-long journey around the Caribbean when a guest tested positive. In a statement by Royal Caribbean, after the guest tested positive for the virus, subsequent cases were detected following contact tracing.
Royal Caribbean said that 95% of the members on board were fully vaccinated and 98% of the people who tested positive were also fully vaccinated. Based on the rules stated by Royal Caribbean, all travelers on board a ship aged 12 and above must be fully vaccinated and tested negative before departure.
Crew members were also required to be fully vaccinated and tested at least once a week.