The Disney Cruise Line is once again attempting to run a test sailing this weekend out of Port Canaveral. This test sailing will be done with Cast Members on Saturday, July 17th through Monday, July 19th.
According to the Orlando Sentinel, this will be the first time the Disney Dream has set sail since 2020. The testing was supposed to occur at the end of June, however, inconsistent COVID-19 test results forced a delay:
The ship was originally supposed to have done the two-night sailing back on June 29, but some of its crew came back with positive COVID-19 test results ahead of the planned departure, forcing the line to wait at least 14 days before giving it another go. The crew have all been vaccinated, and successive tests gave back negative results, but CDC requirements meant the ship had to wait.
But now, the Disney Dream is ready to set sail again with around 300 people for the test cruise on Saturday around 4 p.m according to Port Officials. The Disney Dream is expected to set sail to Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay, and then return again on Monday:
Now, Disney Dream will sail with about 300 people, which is more than the required 10% capacity, in an effort to get the OK from the CDC to sail with paying customers. Disney Dream is still listed with an Aug. 9 sailing date on the company’s website with a four-night trip to the Bahamas. The Saturday sailing is headed to the line’s private island Castaway Cay and returning Monday. The ship will sail away from Port Canaveral around 4 p.m., according to port officials.
We should have a better idea after this test cruise when the Disney Cruise Line will return to operation in Florida.
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