Royal Caribbean is looking for test cruise volunteers

Royal Caribbean is inviting the public to be part of it return to sailing. Can’t wait to cruise? Stay tuned to be the first to know more about how to be one if the first back at sea.

All volunteers must be 18 years of age or older and must know the full, legal name and date of birth of each person travelling. There is no information as to dates or cost yet. If you would like to be added to the list of people to be contacted when the cruise line sails again, please contact us at [email protected] or 607-330-1531 and we can put you on our list to reach out to when sailing resumes. We can also direct you where to volunteer for one of the first cruises available. You can also sign up to receive our travel newsletter here.

Cruise lines were officially given the go-ahead by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) late last month. All major cruise lines decided to voluntarily extend their suspensions at least through the end of the year to prepare for the healthy return to cruising.

As part of those guidelines, the CDC is requiring that all cruise lines demonstrate their ability to safely sail through trial sailings before officially welcoming consumers back onboard.

The sailings are expected to “stress-test those protocols in real-world conditions,” Royal said in an earlier update. Even when the test sailings finish, cruise lines are expected to start sailing with a limited number of ships, with limited capacity, and new rules like universal testing, face mask requirements, and more.