Disney Cruise Line approved to sail test cruise out of Port Canaveral

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has given the green light for Disney Cruise Line to run test cruises out of Port Canaveral.

The cruises will test the company’s newly developed health and safety protocols for the Disney Dream.

“Our continuous efforts in close consultation with our cruise partners at Disney has led to this important milestone,” Capt. John Murray, Port CEO, said in a prepared statement. “We’re very excited and ready to welcome back the iconic Disney ships to their home at Port Canaveral.”

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The announcement is a huge step in the process to resume full cruises from Brevard County.

“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,” Cynthia Martinez, director of communications and public affairs for Disney Cruise Line said in a prepared statement. “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.”

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Channel 9 is working to confirm the dates of the test sailing.

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Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.