At the beginning of July the cruise ship “Odyssey of the Seas” of the company Royal Caribbean was supposed to set sail. Now the trip has been postponed.
The cruise line Royal Caribbean has postponed the maiden voyage of its ship “Odyssey of the Seas”. Michael Bayley, managing director of Royal Caribbean, reports on his Facebook page that some crew members have tested positive for the corona virus. The ship was supposed to set sail on July 3rd. The cruise will be postponed to July 31st.
Eight crew members tested positive for Corona
Bayley explains in his Facebook post that eight crew members tested positive for Covid-19 in a routine test. Particularly annoying: All 1,400 crew members of the “Odyssey of the Seas” had been vaccinated against the virus at the beginning of June and would have been considered fully vaccinated on June 18. “The positive corona cases only became known after the vaccination and before the vaccination is fully effective,” writes Bayley.
The affected crew members are therefore now in quarantine. You would have no or only mild symptoms. In order to avoid further infections, the other crew members are also in quarantine for 14 days. Because the crew has been on the cruise ship together for some time. Bayley sums up the situation with the words “two steps forward, one backward”.
The “Odyssey of the Seas” has its starting point in Fort Lauderdale in the USA. She is said to be on various routes in the Caribbean. The passengers who actually took part in the first trip will be notified. You now have several options for the pending cruise.