Disney Set to Sail
Mickey and his friends are ready to take to the water again.
According to KATC TV3, Disney cruises are set to resume in August.
The first cruise is set to sail to the Bahamas, with enhanced health and safety measures, according to a Disney spokesman.
Yolanda Cade took to Disney's blog to announce the three- and four-day cruises to their private island off of the Bahamas, sailing out of Port Canaveral, Florida. The first cruises will be departing on August 9, 2021.
...we’ve enhanced our health and safety measures to promote wellness for guests and crew aboard our ships and in the destinations we visit. - Yolanda Cade, Disney
Disney also released a "Notice to Passengers Regarding Travel Recommendations", and referenced the advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on cruise line travel. That advice? The Centers for Disease Control recommends that anyone who is NOT fully vaccinated stay away from taking a cruise. The notice also warns passengers that if a certain level of COVID-19 infection occurs during the cruise, the ship will return to port and that passengers may be quarantined on the ship.
Back in March, Disney was slapped with four federal lawsuits from families in Utah and Arizona with claims that they contracted COVID-19 while on a Disney Cruise, according to TampaBay.com. The lawsuit says that Disney would not allow the plaintiffs to change or postpone their trips, leaving them no choice but to go on the cruise; Disney claims that passengers had until the day prior to sailing to postpone their plans without penalty.
Let's hope that the pandemic gets under control before it gets out of control.