Disney Cruise Line has been floating empty since March due to the ongoing pandemic in the world. However over the last few weeks we’ve been seeing positive news that the ships will soon start to see passengers once again.
The CDC finally lifted the cruise ban a few weeks ago but still have strict protocols that need to be put in place to enable safe and healthy cruising. Other vendors have been offering “test” cruises where volunteers are able to go and sample a cruise with new safety measure put into place. Disney have publicly stated that cruising would be the last part of the business that would be operational. Though now with the recent CDC lift, it looks like we’re getting closer and cruising could even come back before Disneyland opens back up.
Disney’s CEO Bob Chapek “I guess, the best news out of all of it is that, we now do see some light at the end of the tunnel. I think we have an opportunity to create sort of a Disney bubble, if you want – if you would on each one of our cruise ships,”
Has the demand fallen due to all the bad press cruises have gotten? Not according to Chapek. Chapek stated, “We’re seeing extremely strong demand in the back half of FY 2021, and all of 2022 in terms of – of bookings.” With all the new safety measures in place, it will ultimately delay the start of cruising again, however it’ll be a nice peace of mind for all travelers sailing.
This news all comes in a Disney currently has 3 ships on order. All ships have been delayed but it is encouraging to see that the demand is still there.
We look forward to when we can get to cruising soon!