Disney Cruise Line will set sail on 2-night COVID test cruise

first_imgPORT CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — After a catastrophic coronavirus cruise season, Disney Cruise Line will finally set sail later this month, the company said in a statement Tuesday.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved the cruise line’s request to conduct a two-night simulation cruise on June 29 on the Disney Dream departing from Port Canaveral, the Associated Press reports.The federal government is getting ready to let cruises sail again, but only if nearly all passengers and crew are vaccinated against the virus. Gov. Ron DeSantis, however, signed a bill banning businesses from requiring proof of vaccination, so cruise lines must prove the effectiveness of their COVID-19 safety protocols on test cruises.“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,” Disney Cruise Line spokeswoman Cynthia Martinez said in an email. AdvertisementMiami-based Norwegian has threatened to abandon its three Florida ports and move to the Caribbean over DeSantis’ order. The governor was unyielding, saying there were plenty of other cruise lines eager to take its place.Norwegian is the third-largest cruise line in the world and has ports in Miami, Port Canaveral, and Tampa, according to AP. It also makes stops in Key West.DeSantis is suing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention over the no-sail order. The CDC is set to let cruises sail again if 98 percent of the crew and 95 percent of passengers are vaccinated and ships take other measures to limit the risk of transmitting the virus. Advertisement Mobile pediatric clinic provides COVID vaccines for children 12+ June 15, 2021 Positive COVID-19 tests delay launch of Royal Caribbean cruise ship June 16, 2021 COVID-19 restrictions likely kept kids out of swim class, putting them at risk June 9, 2021 AdvertisementTags: Covid-19cruiseDisney By Bayer Health Matters: Managing the Stress of COVID-19 June 7, 2021center_img AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Looking for Results? Try This 4-Step Protocol for Mosquito Control Dr. Kurt Vandock discusses the ideal protocol for mosquito control and shares proven ways to enhance customer service. Sponsored Content AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments RELATEDTOPICS Advertisementlast_img read more