The CDC has approved a two-night test sailing of the Disney Dream on June 29 from Port Canaveral, Fla.
In a letter to Disney Cruise Line crew, Thomas Mazloum, president of Disney Signature Experience, called the approval “a critically important milestone for Disney Cruise Line,” reported Crew Center.
Mazloum said the ship would sail with volunteer passengers and test the line’s “newly developed health and safety protocols, which have been meticulously tailored to the current public health environment.”
The ship is the second to publicly reveal it was approved for a test cruise, which is a mandatory part of the CDC's Conditional Sailing Order unless the cruise operator can attest that 95% of passengers and crew onboard have been vaccinated. Royal Caribbean International’s Freedom of the Seas was approved to do a simulated voyage from June 20 to 22.
Royal Caribbean revealed last week that more than 250,000 people had volunteered to sail on trial cruises.