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COVID passenger forces Royal Caribbean's Odyssey of the Seas to return to port
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Royal Caribbean's Odyssey of the Seas is under investigation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention after the company's newest cruise ship was forced to briefly return to port due to a passenger who tested positive for COVID-19.
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The ship, which departed from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Saturday for an eight-night voyage, was diverted on Sunday.
"The guest, who was symptomatic prior to boarding but did not notify us, reported to the medical center and subsequently tested positive for COVID-19," a Royal Caribbean spokesperson told FOX Business. "He and his close contacts were quarantined and disembarked in Ft. Lauderdale to return home."