- Not less than six passengers who have not been vaccinated for COVID-19 weren’t allowed to board their cruise from Seattle to Alaska.
- All Royal Caribbean passengers departing from all US ports besides Florida should be absolutely vaccinated, the corporate says.
- After not crusing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Royal Caribbean’s first ship in over a yr set sail in June.
Not less than six Royal Caribbean passengers have been left on the dock in Seattle, Washington, as a result of they didn’t obtain the COVID-19 vaccine, KIRO 7 Information reported.
The barred passengers on the Ovation of the Seas liner to Alaska thought they solely wanted to indicate a destructive COVID take a look at from inside 72 hours, they advised KIRO 7.
Some passengers, like Marilyn Sylver, had the journey deliberate for 2 years. She and the opposite passengers that weren’t allowed to board the ship on Friday say Royal Caribbean didn’t make them really feel welcome.
“They are not speaking like they’ll assist us in any form of manner,” Sylver advised KIRO 7 over the cellphone. It was reported that she was anticipating to be allowed onto the ship with restricted entry as soon as on board.
Royal Caribbean didn’t reply to Insider’s request to remark earlier than publishing. Nonetheless, a Royal Caribbean spokesperson advised KIRO 7 that passengers ought to have identified concerning the coverage.
In accordance with Royal Caribbean Worldwide’s vaccine coverage that was up to date on August 1, all passengers on cruises departing from all US ports besides Florida should be absolutely vaccinated in opposition to coronavirus. Youthful passengers who will not be but eligible for vaccination should present proof of a destructive COVID take a look at.
Unvaccinated passengers touring out of Florida are topic to common testing and extra well being protocols at their very own expense, the coverage reads.
The Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention set well being tips and restrictions for cruise traces to comply with with a view to set sail greater than a yr after being sidelined within the US because the coronavirus pandemic raged. Florida officers have claimed the CDC guidelines are too restrictive and will stop most cruises from ever hitting the water.
In June, Royal Caribbean launched its first cruise ship out of a US port after 15 months.