Disney Cruise Line To Resume Sailing From US Ports Next Month
Walt Disney Co's cruise division has said that it will start operations from US ports again next month, following a months-long pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Disney Dream will depart from Port Canaveral, Florida, on August 9 to the Bahamas, with passengers over 12 years of age requiring a valid travel insurance policy that has a certain minimum coverage and no COVID-19 exclusions, the unit said.
The cruise operator said in a blog that it has enhanced its health and safety measures, nearly a month after it postponed its first test cruise on inconsistent COVID-19 test results from a few crew members.
Disney Cruise Line also said that it does not require vaccinations for guests on sailings departing from Florida, but added that it strongly encourages all eligible guests to get inoculated.
Florida state law expressly prohibits cruise lines from requiring documentation of COVID-19 vaccines.
Cruise operators Royal Caribbean Group and Carnival Corp have already started sailing from US ports.