Royal Caribbean International is the primary journey line to get permission from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for one of its boats to do a test cruising in U.S. waters.
“CDC has provisionally approved one cruise ship from Royal Caribbean to begin simulated voyages in June, following a request to conduct a simulated voyage and the submission of an accurate and complete port agreement,” Caitlin Shockey, spokesperson for the CDC, told USA TODAY Tuesday.
“After 15 months and so much work by so many during very challenging times,” Michael Bayley, CEO of Royal Caribbean International, wrote on Facebook.
The cruise line’s Freedom of the Seas boat will be permitted to sail with volunteer travelers. Vaccine necessities are not compulsory for test sailings per the CDC’s Framework for Conditional Sailing Order.
All volunteers for test cruises should be 18 years old or older, however travelers aren’t needed to be immunized against COVID-19, however in the event that they aren’t, they more likely than not written documentation from a health care supplier or must self certify that they aren’t at an elevated danger for COVID-19, as indicated by the CDC. And all should consent to be evaluated for COVID-19 indications prior to setting out, and in the wake of landing alongside a consent to be tested for COVID-19 three to five days following the cruise.
Bayley shared a picture of the letter of approval sent by the CDC. “Onwards and upwards team !”