Royal Caribbean Group (RCL) Lower as 2 Test Positive for COVID-19 on Celebrity Millennium Cruise

June 11, 2021 9:44 AM EDT

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Royal Caribbean Group (NYSE: RCL) is down 1.7% off the open after two passengers on its Celebrity Millennium cruise ship tested positive for COVID-19.

The two guests were sharing a stateroom on the ship and tested positive for COVID-19 while conducting the required end-of-cruise testing.

The individuals are asymptomatic and currently in isolation and being monitored by the ship's medical team.

The Celebrity Millennium set sail on Saturday "with fully vaccinated crew and guests and following comprehensive protocols that align with our destination partners and exceed CDC guidelines to protect the health and safety of our guests," the company said.

Amid the positives tests, the company is conducting contact tracing, expediting testing for all close contacts and closely monitoring the situation.

Other cruise stocks are following RCL lower, Carnival (NYSE: CCL) is down 1% and Norwegian (NYSE: NCLH) is down 1.9%.

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