Royal Caribbean could be setting sail in late June after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved the company’s request for a simulated cruise with volunteer passengers.

The approval will allow the company to test its Covid-19 safety measures on the Freedom of the Seas.

“After 15 months and so much work by so many during very challenging times. To all our colleagues, loyal guests and supporters all over the world I am proud and pleased to share some bright and wonderful news!” Royal Caribbean Cruises President and CEO Michael Bayley said in a statement. “Boom! Onwards and upwards team!”


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