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Cruise Radio News Briefs — May 27, 2021 [VIDEO]

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Royal Caribbean Taking Test Cruise Volunteers

If you haven’t already signed up for test cruises, Royal Caribbean is giving you the opportunity to volunteer on one of its upcoming sailings. 

The first sailing will be aboard Freedom of the Seas from PortMiami on June 20. 

Previously the line had over 100,000 volunteers sign up in November when it first announced it was taking guests for simulated voyages. 

Now that the line has clearance, they are putting the call out there again. You can sign up at cruisesimulationform.questionpro.com.

STORY: Cruise Lovers React to Test Sailings: ‘I Can Be Packed In an Hour!’ Plus, How to Volunteer

Celebrity Beyond Wellness Program Detailed

Celebrity Cruises has announced that the spa on Celebrity Beyond will feature a thermal suite with an infrared sauna, a water therapy room, a Turkish bath, and more. The spa will also offer over 120 treatments including destination-inspired ones that use ingredients local to the regions the ship visits.

For fitness, guests can participate in classes created with the F45 Training program and enjoy an in-cabin menu of wellness offerings such as yoga and stretching.

STORY: Wellness Program Details Revealed For Celebrity Beyond

Carnival Says It Likely Won’t Be Taking Test Cruise Volunteers

Like Royal Caribbean, Carnival has announced that it is planning to begin test cruises in the near future. Fans are excited about the prospect of being aboard these sailings, but Carnival likely won’t be taking volunteers from the general public.

A spokesperson from Carnival told Cruise Radio, “Although we are still finalizing our plans for test cruises, we do not expect to need volunteers at this time. We appreciate the support and understanding of our guests and travel partners.”

The test cruises are a requirement from the CDC for ships that will not be starting up with nearly all vaccinated passengers and crew.

STORY: Carnival Is Planning Test Sailings — Plus, New Protocols, Vaccine Info To Be Shared by May 31

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Sarah has been writing about the cruise industry since 2015. She’s been on eight cruises so far, and her favorite onboard activities include trying out the water slides, spending time in the spa’s thermal suite, eating lots of food, and attending the love & marriage show. You can keep up with her over on her Instagram at @IAmSarahJaneB.

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