This is a question that we have been asking for such a long time now. When will Disney Cruises sail again?
Unfortunately, there is still no official word about when Disney Cruise ships will start sailing again, but there are some positive indications that it may not be too much longer to wait.
There is some progress following the Disney Dream’s test voyage which sailed out of Port Canaveral on 17th July 2021.
The Disney Dream was under the command of Captain Thord and sailed with Cast Members are passengers for a two-night voyage.
The Dream sailed to Castaway Cay and back to Port Canaveral.
The status of the Disney Dream has been upgraded to Simulated, following the first test sailing.
The next steps before resuming sailing are to have more test cruises. Then hopefully the CDC will approve Disney to sail with the general public.
There are 2 more test cruises for both the Disney Dream and the Disney Fantasy.
Disney Dream will sail on August 1 and August 5 for 3-night Bahamian cruises with port stops in Nassau and Castaway Cay.
The Disney Fantasy will sail on both a 3 and a 4-night cruise:
- 3 Night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral visiting Nassau and Port Canaveral siling on August 26, 2021
- 4 Night Western Caribbean cruise from Port Canaveral sailing on August 29, 2021. This will visit Cozumel.
Once again, these are test cruises that are only open to Cast Members.
However, if we look at the sailings which are available immediately after these test cruises we have:
- Disney Dream sailing on August 9th, 2021
- Disney Fantasy sailing on September 4th, 2021
Could it be that these will be the first Disney passenger cruises to sail for 18 months? Or will there be more conditions after the next test sailings?
Right now everything is speculation.
For those guests who are waiting to see when Disney cruise ships will sail again, it is yet another agonizing wait.
And here we are only talking about test cruises for the Disney Fantasy and Disney Dream. Right now there are no test cruises scheduled for the Disney Wonder or Magic.
The Disney Magic is sailing right now on her European sailings from England.
She is able to sail as she is not under the jurisdiction of the CDC whilst sailing in Europe.
The Disney Wonder is a different matter. She is in Port Canaveral at the moment and so it isn’t clear when she will undergo a test cruise.
The Disney Wonder is scheduled to sail Alaska cruises until mid-September and then sail out of San Diego.
However, she would need to sail to the West Coast via the Panama Canal as she is currently with the Fantasy and Dream in Florida.
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Alison Meacham is the founder of EverythingMouse Disney Blog. For over 15 years she has shared her love of Disney Parks, Disney Cruises and Universal Orlando. In over 30 years of Disney Travel she has spent countless months in Disney Parks and has sailed on over 45 cruises. A British native and now a United States resident she splits her time between California, Florida and the UK. And spends a serious amount of time sailing the seven seas. She helps over 200,000 people per month follow their Disney travel dreams.