Good News for Cruisers. Two Disney Cruise Line Ships Have Been Cleared for Travel by The CDC.
We recently reported that the Center for Disease Control (CDC) had extended the No Sail Order for all ships in and out of U.S. ports.
On July 16, 2020 the Center for Disease Control (CDC) announced they would be extending the No Sail Order for all ships sailing out of or through a United States port through September 30, 2020.
The CDC’s No Sail order has been in place since March 14. The order had previously been set to expire on July 24.
During a previous stakeholder call, CEO of Walt Disney Company, Bob Chapek, stated Disney Cruise Line would likely be one of the last operations to resume.
Today, there is finally a glimmer of hope for the Disney Cruise Line. Even on the heels, of a non-Disney fleet ship out of Norway reporting 43 positive COVID-19 cases just this week.
The Disney Wonder and The Disney Dream have been cleared by the CDC for sailing and have been given “green” status. This status indicates that both ships have had no confirmed cases of COVID-19 or COVID-like illness for 28 days.
So, what does that mean for Disney sailings that are coming up?
Not a whole lot.
All this news really means is that when the time comes and the CDC lifts the restrictions for sailings in and out of US ports, these two ships have the green light to do so.
But! Beacons of hope and light at this end of this tunnel. That’s what we are needing right now. And good news even small news is better than bad news.
As for Disney Fantasy and Disney Magic, both ships are currently in Europe and haven’t appeared on the CDC’s list of approved ships yet, but we’ll let you know as soon as they do!