Dreams Do Come True! The Disney Dream Returns to Passenger Service in the United States from Port Canaveral

Chapter 2 of Disney Cruise Line restart begins as the Disney Dream resume service in the United States. Today, after 1 year, 4 months, 25 days, the Disney Dream is sailing her first full revenue cruise since operations ceased following her return to Port Canaveral on Monday, March 16, 2020. The Disney Dream sailed a CDC test cruise back in July and recently completed Cast Member test/shakedown voyages ahead of today’s embarkation official restart.

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Before the Disney Fantasy departed port, there was a friendly horn battle between the sisters.

Good luck Disney Dream! We are hearing there will be a 7PM departure, but the last cruise left a bit earlier, be sure to visit PTZtv’s Port Canaveral webcam to view the sail aways.

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The Disney Dream’s first voyage back is a 4-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral (2-stops at Castaway Cay) and will return to Port Canaveral on Friday morning for a 3-Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral (2-stops at Castaway Cay). The restart sailings are all spending two days at Castaway Cay forgoing the typical stop in Nassau.

Are you sailing on any of the August Disney Dream voyages?

7 Replies to “Dreams Do Come True! The Disney Dream Returns to Passenger Service in the United States from Port Canaveral”

    1. Scott Sanders Post author

      First port arrival time is 1PM. I was told they were leaving around 7PM. There are some learning curves for everyone involved, plus same day testing at the port could set back guests boarding if they arrived near the end of the port arrival times.

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    1. Scott Sanders Post author

      Disney removed the stop and replaced it with a 2nd stop at Castaway Cay a while back. No official statement on it, but it allows them to control the environment while not having to deal with the added complexities associated with going ashore in Nassau. By going to Castaway, it removes the variable of guests going ashore in Nassau for the initial restart. This is a crawl before walking situation and as we saw with the theme parks, Disney is going to take it slow and methodical to ensure they are not in the news.

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  1. Tyler

    Any news in the Fantasy test cruise? Still looking at the 12th? Currently booked on the Thanksgiving cruise.

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  2. Scott Weinfeld

    Just hope when on sail with you July 30, it be somewhat normal again. Sick of having so many postponements and rescheduling to get on my first Disney cruise

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