Atlanta, GA - Royal Caribbean Cruise Line announced today that its cruise ships have been granted special status as "National Centers For Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases" by the Atlanta based US health authority Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
Royal Caribbean Public Relations Director Nora Salmonella said "This is a win-win for Royal Caribe, the CDC and octagenarians worldwide. Royal Caribbean avoids the nuisance of burdensome and unnecessary health regulations with the added bonus of avoiding damaging press reports when the occasional norovirus breaks out on one of our splendid moving resorts."
She went on to say "The world benefits from the tremendous clinical observations and in situ research opportunities available when a particularly nasty communicable disease spreads throughout our passengers and crew."
A CDC spokesperson present added "This increases our NCEZID offices from 3 to 37 and demonstrates how the public benefits when we partner with private business who specialize in disease incubation and transmission."
Ms. Salmonella closed the press conference by shouting "Royal Caribbean, we're not just a cruise line, we're a laboratory!"