Royal Caribbean conducts simulated voyage from Florida

2-day cruise has volunteer passengers

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.

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.

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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.