From the Walt Disney World News and written by: Sean Sposato
After a year-long break, Disney Cruise Line will finally set sail again! However, for now, it will be a test cruise they plan to depart from Port Canaveral, Florida on June 29.
The cruise is said to be that of a simulation. “We have reached an important next step toward our gradual and responsible resumption of service, and are grateful for the productive dialogue with state, local and federal officials, the CDC and others in our industry that has made this possible. We look forward to our amazing crew once again creating magic for our guests and to helping the many workers who support our industry get back to work,” Cynthia Martinez, the Director of Communications & Public Affairs, said.
“Our continuous efforts in close consultation with our cruise partners at Disney has led to this important milestone,” Port CEO Capt. John Murray said. “We’re very excited and ready to welcome back the iconic Disney ships to their home at Port Canaveral.”
Since the COVID-19 pandemic, similar to many other cruise companies, Disney Cruise Line’s new departures have been indefinitely halted for quite some time. The company has gone on record stating it would return to normal operations multiple times over the past year. Although, due to the pandemic and the CDC, the company has continued to push its new departure dates further and further back.
When this ship departs on June 29, this will be the first time in over a year the company has ben able to hold a new departure date for any of its ships.
Carnival Cruise Line was given the green light from the CDC to begin sailing from Port Miami, Port Canaveral, and Port Galveston beginning this summer. Similar to Disney Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean was also given the go ahead from the CDC to begin simulated voyages in June.
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