Before RCI-Royal Caribbean International can restart sailings with paying passengers, they will have to conduct test cruises and it is not clear yet how volunteers would be selected for the process.
Speaking to travel agents, Vicki Freed, the line's Senior Vice President, Sales, Trade Support and Service, said that test sailings would be conducted with a combination of RCI employees and volunteers, though they were not sure how volunteers would be picked yet.
Ms. Freed explained they were going to be doing a series of cruises using their "employees and other volunteers to test out the new protocols and make tweaks and modifications to ensure that everything is running smoothly and still deliver that Royal Caribbean amazing vacation experience".
After questions from travel agents who could volunteer to help test out the cruises, Ms. Freed said that RCI was still deciding how they might pick volunteers.
It is not clear when the test sailings might start, but according to Freed, test trips in December was a possibility, although not confirmed.