Royal Caribbean cruise ship arrives in Florida after 48 people test positive for COVID

98% of travelers who tested positive were fully vaccinated

MIAMI – A cruise docked at Port Miami on Saturday after nearly 50 people aboard the ship tested positive for COVID-19, News 6 partner WPLG-TV reported.

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line confirmed 48 people on its Symphony of the Seas cruise, which ended Saturday in Miami, tested positive for COVID.

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The cases were identified as a result of contact tracing after a guest tested positive, the cruise line said.

“Each person quickly went into quarantine,” Royal Caribbean said in a statement. “Everyone who tested positive were asymptomatic or had mild symptoms, and we continuously monitored their health.”

Out of the 6,091 guests and crew aboard the ship, 95% were fully vaccinated.

Additionally, the cruise line said that 98% of the people who tested positive were fully vaccinated.

About the Author:

David Dwork joined the WPLG Local 10 News team in August 2019. Born and raised in Miami-Dade County, David has covered South Florida sports since 2007.