Royal Caribbean International is postponing the inaugural sailing of its newest cruise ship after eight crew members tested positive for COVID-19 during routine tests. Cruises in the southern and western Caribbean from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, from July 3 to July 31, have been postponed due to extreme caution, Royal Caribbean President and CEO Michael Bailey posted on Facebook. A test flight that was originally scheduled to depart in late June will also be rescheduled. Bailey said those who planned to sail the ship “will be notified and given several options to consider.” Are you ready to set sail? Royal Caribbean announces summer cruises from Texas and Florida ports previously: Israeli unrest leads Royal Caribbean to cancel a June-October cruise from Haifa All 1,400 crew members in Odyssey were vaccinated on June 4, but found Positive cases before vaccination was done. It is fully effective on June 18th. Bailey said they have all been quarantined and are being monitored by Royal Caribbean’s medical team. All crew members have been placed in quarantine for 14 days, and the cruise line plans to continue routine testing. “While disappointing, this is the right decision for the health and well-being of our crew and guests,” Bailey said in the post. The ship was originally set for the inaugural sailing from Haifa, Israel, on June 2, which was canceled due to unrest in the area. Seven more Royal Caribbean-class ships are scheduled to set sail from the ports of Texas, Florida and Seattle this summer. Passengers on most Royal Caribbean cruises are strongly advised to be fully vaccinated, and those who have not been vaccinated or are unable to check for immunizations will need to get tested and follow other protocols. He must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The age requirement drops to 12 as of August 1.