Port Canaveral gets ready for cruising to return

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Port Canaveral gets ready for cruising to return

Port Canaveral Florida is getting ready for cruising to resume this week! The cruise industry is kicking back up and cruise lines are heading back out with passengers.

Related – The Disney Dream prepares for cruising to return at Port Canaveral

Cruise lines have completed test sailings and have been given the go-ahead to sail with paying passengers. Carnival’s Mardi Gras just returned to Port Canaveral after completing its first sailing back after the pandemic.

Port Canaveral gets ready for cruising to return

Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas set sail yesterday on its first sailing back since COVID. Tonight, Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Dream will sail its first cruise with paying passengers since the COVID shutdown. It will be sailing a 4-night Bahamian cruise.

Related – Carnival Cruise Line receives approval to resume cruising from Port Canaveral

Port Canaveral will have one of its busiest weekends since the pandemic started. Cruise lines were shut down for over a year due to COVID.

“Over the next two to three weeks, you’re going to see a lot of activity of active sailings out of Port Canaveral. And that’s what’s got us excited right now,” said Canaveral Port Authority CEO Captain John Murray.

Port Canaveral

Work at Port Canaveral has been very slow over the last year. “It was very slow,” said Port Canaveral Manager Adam Der. “Sometimes a little boring, but you kind of keep busy and do what you do.”

He also shared that it’s exciting to see cruise ships return to the port. “It’s great to see, man. A lot of people looking forward to getting back on those cruises and having a good time.”

Will you be cruising again soon?

Photo Credit: Port Canaveral


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