We are getting closer to being able to sail with Disney Cruise Line again! In order to resume sailings, the CDC requires cruise lines to conduct simulated or “test” sailings. Disney Cruise Line has received the go-ahead from the CDC to hold a simulation cruise in June.
This test sailing will take place from June 29 to July 1. The Disney Dream will sail out of Port Canaveral with volunteer passengers and crew. Disney Cruise Line will be able to test its new health and safety protocols.
Thomas Mazloum, President of Disney Signature Experiences, made the announcement:
“I have some great news to share, team.
We received word that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has approved our application to conduct a simulation cruise in advance of resuming normal operations.
This is a critically important milestone for Disney Cruise Line – and I want to thank everyone who has been supporting our return-to-service plans with such dedication and hard work.
We now have the green light to conduct our two-night simulation cruise aboard the Disney Dream from June 29 to July 1, sailing from Port Canaveral. The ship will sail with volunteer passengers and test our newly developed health and safety protocols, which have been meticulously tailored to the current public health environment. All of these protocols are essential to cruising responsibly, and Disney Cruise Line couldn’t be more committed to making vacation dreams come true as it prioritizes the wellbeing of all who step aboard our ships.
Today, as we move closer to restarting our U.S. cruises, I want to spotlight the tremendous resilience and positivity of the team. Your collaboration and continued enthusiasm throughout the pandemic have been nothing short of amazing, as we’ve researched, drafted, revised and refined our comprehensive roadmap for cruising again. It has been no small feat – and I’m extremely proud of everyone.
We will continue to evaluate our health and safety protocols, working closely with the CDC, and make adjustments as we work toward a full resumption of cruising. In the meantime, we can all take pride in the approval of our application with the CDC – a milestone that reflects the incredible talents of our entire team.”
We don’t know how volunteer passengers will be chosen but this is a big step towards getting to sail with Disney Cruise Line again!
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