Key workers are being offered free cruise “staycations” around the UK coastline in recognition of their hard work and dedication during the coronavirus pandemic.
Royal Caribbean announced that 999 rooms will be allocated to personnel from social care, emergency services, NHS and armed forces.
Workers who want to apply for the voyages must register on the cruise line’s website to enter a ballot.
To be eligible for one of the free sailings, UK residents must be able to show proof of an official Blue Light Card.
Pre-registration for guests eligible for one of the 999 free rooms open on 13th April, and final names will be drawn from a ballot by the end of this month.
Sailings will be available to UK residents who have had both doses of a coronavirus vaccine, and children with negative test results.
“We are delighted with the UK government’s recent announcements regarding cruising and excited to set sail again with a phenomenal ship and favourite such as Anthem of the Seas,” said Royal Caribbean International president and chief executive Michael Bayley.
“After a tough year, we all need a holiday, but no one more so than the emergency services, NHS, social care sector and armed forces who will have the long-awaited opportunity to get away and relax with total peace of mind,” he added.