Late last week, Disney Cruise Line made the decision to postpone the June 29th simulation cruise aboard the Disney Dream following inconsistent test results. Today, the news became public hitting the paper with the following statement from an unnamed Disney Cruise Line offical published in the Orlando Sentinel article.
“We are delaying our simulation cruise due to a small number of inconsistent COVID-19 test results, which are considered positive by the CDC,” according to the statement. “The rigorous health and safety protocols we have in place helped us identify the situation, though the test results were ultimately negative.”Disney Cruise Line delays test sail from Port Canaveral by Richard Tribou
At this time, Disney Cruise Line has NOT made any further public statements regarding the simulation cruises. However, ABC News published the following statement from Disney Cruise Line.
The Disney Dream had been scheduled to set sail Tuesday from Port Canaveral, Florida, with 300 employees who had volunteered for the “simulation” cruise. But the trip was postponed until next month, pending approvals, because a small number of employees had inconsistent results for COVID-19, “which is considered positive by the CDC.”Disney delays test cruise over ‘inconsistent’ virus results – ABC News
It is worth pointing out, pending further action by the CDC, there CDC’s Conditional Sail Order rules will become just recommendations mid-July following a recent ruling in favor of the State of Florida against the CDC’s shutdown of the cruise industry in the state.