Posted: Nov 11, 2020 / 05:55 PM EST/ Updated: Nov 11, 2020 / 05:56 PM EST
PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. (WESH) — Royal Caribbean is seeking volunteers for trial cruises as it prepares to make a comeback after the entire industry was shuttered due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The test cruises will be a way for the cruise line to test and show off safety measures.
“I do believe that there will be plenty of volunteers. I doubt whether there will be a lot of seniors, or people with underlying medical problems, volunteers, but you never know,” cruise industry expert Abraham Pizam said.
After being shut down for most of the year, the cruise industry got some new life after the CDC’s no sail order expired, but a return to sailing needs another green light from the agency.
Royal Caribbean said in a statement: “Once we have met the requirements proposed by the CDC, and with the help of the Healthy Sail Panel, we will determine who is eligible for our simulated cruises. We are very eager to welcome our guests back on board, but we have a lot to do between now and then, and we’re committed to