Disney Cruise Line has just been given permission to run a test sailing on June 29, 2021! Disney will conduct a two-night simulation cruise aboard the Disney Dream from June 29 to July 1, sailing from Port Canaveral.
The cruise line has been inactive since March 13th, 2020 when it set sail for the final cruise before they suspended all sailings due to the pandemic. Today, in the first big win for the cruise company, they have a glimmer of hope!
Here is the full announcement from Thomas Mazloum, President of Disney Signature Experiences:
“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.” – Thomas Mazloum, President of Disney Signature Experiences
At this time we do not have any additional information on the sailing. When we find out more and learn who will get to take part this first cruise, we will let you know here on Theme Park Professor!
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