Meanwhile, on a Royal Caribbean International cruise in the Bahamas, two young passengers have tested positive for covid. The TSA has also reported the highest number of travelers passing though its screening processes since March 7, 2020.
First Cruise From A US Port In More Than 15 Months Has Set Sail
It’s been a long circuitous journey to restarting cruise travel in the United States. But more than 15 months after the pandemic halted the industry, the first big cruise ship has sail out of a US port on Saturday. Celebrity Edge left from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale just after 6 p.m. on a seven-night voyage with ports of call in Mexico and the Bahamas. The ship is sailing at 40% capacity as Celebrity — and the industry — sets off toward a US recovery. (Hunger, 6/26)
The Washington Post:
Two Young Unvaccinated Passengers On Royal Caribbean Cruise Test Positive For Covid-19
Two young unvaccinated passengers on a Royal Caribbean International cruise out of the Bahamas tested positive for the coronavirus, the cruise line said. The passengers, who were younger than 16 and traveling in the same group, left Adventure of the Seas before the end of the cruise on Thursday in Freeport with their companions. They returned home to Florida on a private flight arranged by the cruise company, CEO Michael Bayley said in a Facebook post. (Sampson,…