Disney Cruise Line Gets Approval to Conduct Simulated Test Cruise This Month
Disney Cruise Line has received approval from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to conduct a simulated test cruise with volunteer guests. The Disney Dream will sail from Port Canaveral from June 29 - July 1, 2021. This will be the first cruise that Disney Cruise Line
According to the CDC’s guidelines for Phases 2B and 3, which specifically cover protocol for simulated sailings, these test cruises have the ability to let a ship operate with non-vaccinated passengers under health and safety protocols. Disney Cruise Line at this time has not stipulated any news regarding an official vaccine requirement for guests and crew.
Disney fan site LaughingPlace.com shared part of a letter from Thomas Mazloum, President of Disney Signature Experiences, which contained the announcement of the line’s approval.
“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,” wrote Mazloum.
This announcement will make Disney Cruise Line the second line approved for a test voyage after Royal Caribbean International. The CDC recently approved port agreements for Carnival Cruise Line to operate in Port Canaveral and Galveston. Last week, Celebrity Cruises became the first line to get the CDC’s approval to conduct a paying passenger cruise from the U.S. The Celebrity Edge will sail from PortMiami on June 26, 2021.
Disney Cruise Line has yet to share plans on how guests can volunteer for simulated sailings. We will share additional details on how you can volunteer to sail with Mickey & Co. when they become available from the line.
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