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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Royal Caribbean Group announced it has reached a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the U.S. Virgin Islands to further enhance Crown Bay in St. Thomas, as well as a significant redevelopment of Frederiksted, St Croix in the future. The agreement is the first step in a longer

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Maritime Unit has responded to Governor Albert Bryan’s request for technical instructions for the next phases of the Framework for Conditional Sailing Order (CSO) guiding the resumption of cruise ship excursions at U.S. ports. Bryan had requested the information prior to

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ATLANTA — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Friday that people at an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19 should avoid travel on cruise ships, irrespective of their vaccination status. Older adults and people with medical conditions are more likely to get severely ill from

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two Royal Caribbean Group cruise ships have visited St. Thomas in the last two days. The Celebrity Equinox visited the Austin “Babe” Monsanto Marine Terminal at Crown Bay in St. Thomas today, the Virgin Islands Port Authority said. Its sister ship the Celebrity Edge was at the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Royal Caribbean International said the territory won’t allow cruise ships to visit its ports unless all passengers ages 12 and up are vaccinated against COVID-19. The local government informed Royal Caribbean about its new policy on Monday, the cruise line said in a statement. Because of the

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MIAMI — U.S. cruise liner Royal Caribbean Group said this weekend only passengers with a negative COVID-19 test will be let aboard, after six guests on its Adventure of the Seas cruise ship  tested positive during routine testing. The rule will apply to all guests departing on cruises that are five

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SINGAPORE — Guests began leaving a Genting Cruise Lines “cruise to nowhere” this evening after nearly 3,000 passengers and crew were confined to their staterooms through most of the day following the detection of a COVID-19 case onboard. A 40-year-old passenger tested positive onboard and the result was confirmed after

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola — The British Virgin Islands welcomed its first cruise ship in 15 months when Royal Caribbean’s Celebrity Millennium docked at the Cyril B. Romney Pier Park with 414 passengers. It was a far cry from the normal capacity of over 2,000 passengers, but a welcome sight after

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FORT LAUDERDALE — A Royal Caribbean-owned ship, the Celebrity Edge, set sail from a Florida port on Saturday, marking the first cruise ship to sail from a U.S. port in 15 months. It set sail with 99 percent of its 1,110 passengers fully vaccinated, the company said. Celebrity Edge departed

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NASSAU — 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

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