Today the Disney Dream sailed from Port Canaveral with paying passengers for the first time since the pandemic. Facebook user AlannaZingano shared photos of the Disney Dream with us.
The Disney Dream is sailing to the Bahamas for a 4-night cruise. The cruise includes two stops in Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island.
Both Port Canaveral and Disney Cruise Line have extensive safety protocols in place for passengers and crew.
Disney Cruise Line requires all guests to either provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test or be fully vaccinated. Masks are also required in many locations while on board. Characters will still be seen onboard and in shows but are not available for meet and greets. Youth Clubs like the Oceaneer Lab and Oceaneer Club now require reservations and activities are limited in the number of guests allowed.
Disney Cruise Line is also still providing transportation from the Orlando airport to Port Canaveral for cruise guests.
Twitter user @ThemeParkExpres shared a video of the Disney Dream onboard welcome. Take a look:
Boy have we missed that Disney magic!
Doctor Disney shared on Facebook that the deck of the Disney Dream was virtually empty 3 hours after boarding. Usually, that area of the ship is packed! We aren’t sure what the capacity is for this sailing, but Doctor Disney said the rumor is 25%.
Port Canaveral is slowly becoming busier as cruise lines return to sailing. We can’t wait to see how the Disney Dream sailing goes!
Photo Credit: Alanna Zingano