6 Americans, 4 of Them Vaccinated, Test Positive for COVID After Royal Caribbean Cruise

Six Americans, four vaccinated adults and two unvaccinated minors, tested positive for COVID-19 after traveling on a Royal Caribbean cruise, the Associated Press reported.

None of the vaccinated adults were traveling with each other. According to the Royal Caribbean spokeswoman, Lyan Sierra-Caro, only one adult experienced mild symptoms.

The two minors were in the same group but not traveling with any of the adults who test positive. Sierra-Caro said they were also not experiencing symptoms.

This is a breaking news story, more will be added as the Associated Press updates.

6 Test Positive for COVID on Cruise
Six Americans, 4 vaccinated adults and two unvaccinated minors, all tested positive for COVID-19 after traveling on a Royal Caribbean cruise. Above, the "Empress of the Seas", a Bahamas-flagged vessel owned by the US Royal Caribbean, leaves from Havana, on June 5, 2019. Adalberto Roque/Getty Images

All six are American citizens, Sierra-Cano said. They were quarantined and people traveling with them were traced and tested negative, Sierra-Cano said.

All six are American citizens, Sierra-Cano said. They were quarantined and people traveling with them were traced and tested negative, she said.

Sierra-Cano said the six passengers would fly back to the U.S. on private transportation at Royal Caribbean's expense and won't need to quarantine in the Bahamas.

The ship was in Freeport, Bahamas, on Friday, where other passengers were free to go on shore, and the cruise will end Saturday in Nassau as scheduled. Sierra-Cano said the company would tell other passengers about the infections once they were all back on board Friday.

Royal Caribbean Group says it requires passengers who are 16 or older to be fully vaccinated and provide a negative test for COVID-19 before boarding, and children who aren't old enough for the vaccines must test negative. All crew members are fully vaccinated, according to the company.

6 Test Positive for COVID on Cruise
Six passengers from a Royal Caribbean cruise have tested positive after the ship docked in the Bahamas. Royal Caribbean said on July 30, that four of them are adults who were all vaccinated against COVID-19, and two are minors who were not vaccinated. Above, Royal Caribbean International cruise ship is docked at PortMiami in Miami on March 14, 2020. Brynn Anderson/Associated Press