Royal Caribbean is taking small steps for the cruise industry.
On Sunday, the ship Freedom of the Seas embarked from Port Miami for a simulated voyage.
Company officials say the two-day jaunt with volunteer passengers will serve as a way to observe quote “multi-layered health and safety measures” set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The cruise industry has been shut down for about 15 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a statement, Royal Caribbean says the voyage is a major step toward making cruises possible for Americans looking to hit the seas for a vacation.