Disney Cruise Line Postpones Disney Dream Test Cruise From Port Canaveral Over Covid Testing

Disney Dream
The Disney Dream continues the Disney Cruise Line tradition of blending the elegant grace of early 20th century transatlantic ocean liners with contemporary design to create one of the most stylish and spectacular cruise ships afloat. The Disney Dream offers modern features, new innovations and unmistakable Disney touches. (David Roark, photographer)

Previously we reported that Disney Cruise Line was going to the their CDC simulation cruise on the Disney Dream. The two-night test sailing was to leave today, June 29, from Port Canaveral, but due to inconsistent test results it has been cancelled.

The news comes from the Orlando Sentinel which had the official statement from the Disney Cruise Line:

We are delaying our simulation cruise due to a small number of inconsistent COVID-19 test results, which are considered positive by the CDC. The rigorous health and safety protocols we have in place helped us identify the situation, though the test results were ultimately negative.

Disney Cruise Lines have been getting their crew vaccinated and plan to sail with an 100% vaccinated crew.  The CDC guidelines are pretty strict about the percentages of vaccinated guests aboard, but at this time there is no vaccine for children under 12, so it’s going to make it difficult for various cruise lines to meet that guideline.

This issue has not only hit Disney Cruise Lines. According to the Orlando Sentinel Royal Caribbean also had to reschedule their test cruise:

Royal Caribbean was planning to sail its new ship Odyssey of the Seas from Port Everglades on July 3, but had to reschedule to the end of July after several of its crew received positive COVID-19 tests earlier in June.

However Royal Caribbean has successfully completed one test cruise with their ship ‘Freedom of the Seas’ last week. Now they can sail paying customers starting on July 2.

It’s very important for Disney Cruise Line to pass the simulation so that they can start running paid cruises again. Delays mean more money lost and could lead to more cancellations.

Disney has yet to reschedule their simulation, but they will likely try to do so later in July.

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Souce: Orlando Sentinel

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