Fifteen (15) crew members on the Allure of the Seas tested positive for COVID-19 last week. The crew members and an undetermined number of close contacts were required to quarantine on the ship.
This inside information was provided from a Royal Caribbean crew member on this ship who prefers to remain anonymous.
This Royal Caribbean cruise ship which departed from Port Canaveral on Monday, is currently sailing on a “Western Caribbean Perfect Day“ itinerary.
Royal Caribbean requires its crew members on this ship to be fully vaccinated. This is another example of “breakthrough infections’ of already vaccinated crew members which has occured regularly on cruise ships lately.
The Allure of the Seas had her 2-night test cruise conducted on July 27th. The Royal Caribbean cruise ship sailed on her first revenue cruise, since the industry stopped sailing in March 2010, on August 8th. The ship has been sailing with passengers for a little over two months from Port Canaveral since then.
The color tracking system conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that the Allure has been under the color yellow for the past several weeks. The yellow warning means that the CDC has investigated the presence of COVID-19 and the cruise ship “remains under observation.”
Some anti-vaxxers point to breakthrough infections of vaccinated individuals to suggest that vaccines are not effective. But the truth is that vaccinations are largely effective at preventing serious symptoms, hospitalizations, and deaths due to COVID-19.
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Image credit: Allure of the Seas – top – Jorge in Brazil – common / wikimedia via Flickr; bottom – Yanjipy – CC BY-SA 4.0 commons / wikimedia.