Earlier today, an internal email was sent to Disney Cruise Line cast and crew from Thomas Mazloum informing the team the CDC has approved their application to conduct a 2-night simulation cruise aboard the Disney Dream on June 29, 2021. I do not have any further details to share because there has NOT been an official public announcement by Disney Cruise Line on the matter.
I reached out to Disney Cruise Line asking for confirmation and/or a statement, but I have not heard back. Therefore, I am not going to post the contents of the email in this article. There are several places you can find the leaked contents of the email and they can argue over who wants to claim ownership of leaking internal communications first – I’m actually surprised it took so long for someone to post it, I heard the details before lunchtime.
The cruise industry is fighting to resume cruise operations and these simulation cruises are of the utmost importance. The 2-night simulation cruise with volunteers will be pivotal and there is no room for error. If you are wondering how to become a volunteer, I wouldn’t hold your breath. There is a massive pool of Disney Cast Members all within a short drive of Port Canaveral that have been through Traditions training and know-how to follow company rules. I fully suspect the test cruise will be filled primarily with Cast Members because the CDC test is way too important to let John Q Public or Disney Blogger onboard.
I will continue to follow this story and share updates such as an actual public announcement as it becomes available.
UPDATE – Statement from Disney Cruise Line
“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.”