100,000 Volunteer For Cruise Line’s Free “Test” Voyages

The New York Post reports:

The president of cruise giant Royal Caribbean has announced that 100,000 people have already volunteered to sail free-of-charge on their government-mandated test voyages.

Just three days earlier, the company set up a “Volunteers of the Seas” Facebook page to attract those eager enough for a free ride aboard a cruise ship during the COVID-19 pandemic. The test sailings are among the cruise ship industry protocols instituted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Cruise lines must launch the simulated voyages to test their coronavirus safety measures before being given the opportunity to resume operating from US ports, Cruise Industry News reported.