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I would totally sign up for something like this if I could! I’ve never been on a cruise before and they are going to be using volunteers to test Covid-19 safety protocols.
Royal Caribbean is preparing for the go-ahead to start cruises again. In order to do so, they have to prepare for Covid-19 safety guidelines and the way to do that is with mock voyages with volunteers.
In order for them to start cruises from the U.S. homeport, they have to get a permit from the CDC as part of the new Conditional Framework. is the senior vice president of sales, trade support, and service from Royal Caribbean and had made the announcement this past week.
We are going to be doing a series of sailings using our employees and other volunteers to test out the protocols and make modifications.Vicki Freed – Cruise Industry News
They haven’t decided just how they will choose volunteers at this time, but I am interested in finding out. The mock voyages will use staff and volunteer passengers, once a number of these are complete and approved, they may begin sailing at a reduced capacity again.
Vicki Freed also mentioned that the first cruises that will be offered in 2021 may be short sailings to CocoCay. This would allow them to use the “bubble” by being on its own private island, that sounds smart.
Would you do it? If I was able to, I absolutely would! You can find out more about how to get considered for being a volunteer here.