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Disney Delays Test Cruise Over 'Inconsistent' COVID-19 Results

Celebrity Edge cruise ship docked at port
Marta Lavandier
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The Celebrity Edge is moored at Port Everglades, Saturday, June 26, 2021, in Fort Lauderdale. Celebrity Edge is the first cruise ship to leave a U.S. port since the coronavirus pandemic brought the industry to a 15-month standstill. The seven-night cruise will have 40 percent capacity and with virtually all passengers vaccinated against COVID-19.

It would have include 300 employees who had volunteered for the “simulation” cruise.

Disney Cruise Line is postponing its first test cruise since the pandemic brought the cruise industry to a standstill after a handful of participants had inconsistent test results for COVID-19.

The Disney Dream had been scheduled to set sail Tuesday from Port Canaveral with 300 employees who had volunteered for the “simulation” cruise.

But the trip was postponed indefinitely because a small number of employees had inconsistent results for COVID-19.

The federal government is starting to allow cruises to sail again, but only if nearly all passengers and crew are vaccinated.

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