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BIG DCL news today for getting Disney Cruise sailing out of Port Canaveral, again. Starting June 29th and proceeding through July 1, Disney Cruise begins test sailings out of Port Canaveral, as required by the CSO (Conditional Sail Order) for resuming cruise operations.
Disney Dream to Begin Test Cruises
President of Disney Signature Experiences, Thomas Mazloum released an announcement detailing the simulated cruises.
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.
Disney recently previewed their new ship, the Disney Wish that will take the Dream’s place when completed in the summer of 2022.
Volunteers for Test Disney Cruises
Initially, when Disney Cruise Line’s first test cruise was announced, it was unclear who the volunteer passengers would be. Now, it has been confirmed that only Cast Members will be able to apply for the Disney Dream‘s first sailing in over a year.
It has not been announced if only Disney Cruise Line Cast Members will be allowed on this cruise or if Disney Parks Cast Members will also be eligible.
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Are you excited about getting back on a Disney Cruise ship? I know the Jones Family can’t wait!