First U.S. ‘Trial Cruise’ Sails From Miami

June 21, 2021 | 0 Comments

Some 15 months after the Covid-19 pandemic brought cruises to a halt in the United States, a “trial cruise” set sail from Miami on Sunday evening.

A CNN Travel story said, “A trial cruise set sail from Miami on Sunday evening, putting the cruise industry one step closer to resuming operations out of US ports, 15 months after the Covid-19 pandemic brought cruises to a halt in the United States.

“Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas departed from PortMiami at 7 p.m. with about 600 employee volunteers on board to test Covid-19 health and safety measures before the ship starts welcoming paying passengers.

“All of the volunteers are vaccinated, Royal Caribbean said, and there is a representative from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on board.

“According to requirements outlined by the CDC, a trial cruise is one of two paths for a cruise ship to resuvme sailing.

“A ship may either opt to perform a trial cruise or agree to set sail with almost all fully vaccinated passengers and crew — 95% for both groups.”

You can read the full story here on CNN Travel.

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