Royal Caribbean, one of the world’s largest cruise lines, is looking for volunteers willing to travel for free on one of its impressive ships to test the new anticovid measures, while it is expected to resume business starting in 2021. They have already received more than 100,000 requests.
Currently, its cruise travel is suspended, but it is expected that they will be able to restart trips from next year. To be able to travel on many of Royal Caribbean’s routes, however, it will be necessary to pass the medical examination of the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the body that is called upon to supervise anticovid security protocols in the US.
These protocols will be very strict and it has been deemed necessary for the firm to test its own anticovid measures. For this reason, Royal Carribean has set to work to study the security measures and is planning an experimentation phase, which will be carried out with simulated cruises with volunteers on board, over 18 years old, who will participate in a series of ‘dry rin’ exercises and tests.
The company is therefore looking for volunteers to test all-expense-paid cruises. The Volunteers of the Seas campaign has already received more than 100,000 applications, revealed Royal Caribbean with no certainty yet about the dates on which these test cruises will take place. They will likely depart from Fort Lauderdale (Miami) between December and January, bound for CocoCay, the company-owned private island in the Bahamas.