Caribbean cruise line says 48 passengers test positive for Omicron variant on ship

Caribbean Cruise Line Says 48 Passengers Test Positive For Omicron Variant On Ship
Some 48 people on the Symphony of the Seas cruise ship have tested positive for Covid-19. Photo: Fred Tanneau/AFP via Getty
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Royal Caribbean Group has said 48 people on its Symphony of the Seas cruise ship tested positive for Covid-19, fuelling concerns that the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus could put a damper on a recovery in the cruise industry.

The cruise operator said it had 6,091 guests and crew members on board the ship, which ended a week-long cruise in Miami on Saturday after setting sail on December 11th.


The passengers who tested positive were asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic, Royal Caribbean said in a statement, adding that six guests were disembarked earlier in the cruise and transported home.

Royal Caribbean said 95 per cent of the community on board were fully vaccinated, while 98 per cent of those who tested positive were also fully vaccinated.

Symphony's future itineraries are not impacted, it added.

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