Earlier this week, history was made at Port Canaveral when three of the four ships in the current Disney Cruise Line fleet shared neighboring berths. The Disney Fantasy tied up at the Disney Cruise Line terminal (CT8), the Disney Dream at CT10 which will be utilized in the coming years when multiple Disney ships are in port on the same day, and the Disney Magic over at CT6.
MICKEY HAPPY FACE: Port Canaveral had the honor to receive three Disney Cruise Line ships at once, so we decided to put them all together – the Magic, Fantasy and the Dream. It will just be a matter of time before happy passengers are embarking on their new journey.Port Canaveral’s video description
The ships have been rotating between CT8, Cape Canaveral Anchorage, Castaway Cay, and at sea during the shutdown caused by Coronavirus pandemic. The Florida fleet, as I’ve been calling it, spend the time in port to expedite crew transfers between the ships ahead of a repatriation effort highlighted by the Disney Magic sailing to Europe which left Port Canaveral on Thursday. On Friday, the Magic made a short stop at Castaway Cay before setting out on the Transatlantic crossing with a scheduled arrival at Ponta Delgada on May 15th and Dover on May 19th.
This is a result of CDC restrictions in the United States. Crew have effectively quarantined on board for well over a month, well past the normal two-week period, yet the CDC still requires private transportation for any crew member debarking. It is beyond me why crew quarantined offshore Florida cannot be transported to one of the many vacant Walt Disney World resorts for a 2-week quarantine period on land, and then be allowed to travel home.
Below is the same video which was posted on YouTube. Added as an alternate for those unable to view the video on Facebook.