Disney Cruise Line To Start Simulated Test Sailings in Late June

The Disney Dream cruise ship docked at Castaway Cay.

We are finally getting some positive movement towards Disney cruises reopening with a simulated test sailing leaving Port Canaveral on June 29th.

Previously the CDC had recommended test sailings as part of their roadmap to reopening stating:

The initial phases will consist of testing and additional safeguards for crew members. CDC will ensure cruise ship operators have adequate health and safety protections for crew members while these cruise ship operators build the laboratory capacity needed to test future passengers. “

It looks like this is where the Disney Cruise Line is at in it’s quest to reopen.

This first sailing will be with volunteers and will be a two-night cruise aboard the Disney Dream.

Here is the message that was sent out by Thomas Mazloum, President, 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.

This is the first step to reopening in the guidelines set out by the CDC last October.

Hopefully this bodes very well for DCL moving forward!

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Source: Laughing Place


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