48 passengers and crew members tested positive for COVID-19
48 passengers and crew members tested positive for COVID-19 on the 'Symphony of the Seas, which docked in Port Miami on Dec 18, 2021. Every person who tested positive immediately began a quarantine. Six people who tested positive disembarked from the ship mid-voyage and were transported home. Future sailings of the 'Symphony of Sea voyages' will not be affected. The ship had left port on Dec 11 with 6,091 passengers and crew members on board, 95% of whom were fully vaccinated. 98% of the 48 people who tested positive for COVID-19 were fully vaccinated against the virus.
Crew member died of coronavirus
On April 12, 2020, a crew member of the 'Symphony of the Seas' died after being evacuated from the ship. Royal Caribbean did not respond to a request to know when the crew member was evacuated. The company declined to say how many people on board the ship have COVID-19.
Tropical storm caused changes of itineraries
The Aug. 31 sailing of the "Symphony of the Seas" has been extended and is now scheduled to return on Sept. 4. The cruise line skipped a Bahamas spot and added two sea days and a stop in Costa Maya, Mexico. The Sept. 3 will now depart Sept. 4, with the cruise line skipping a sea day.Upload News