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Disney is postponing its upcoming "simulation" cruise that was preparing to set sail on Tuesday.
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gave the go-ahead earlier this month for the 2,500-passenger Disney Dream to run a two-night trial run from June 29 through July 1 out of Port Canaveral.
However, the move is now being delayed due to "a small number of inconsistent COVID-19 test results, which are considered positive by the CDC," according to a Disney Cruise Line spokesperson.
"The rigorous health and safety protocols we have in place helped us identify the situation, though the test results were ultimately negative," the spokesperson told FOX Business in a statement.
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Disney is now aiming to launch the test cruise in July, pending approvals.
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The federal government is allowing cruises to resume as long as nearly all passengers and crew are vaccinated against COVID-19. Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis recently signed a bill banning business from requiring proof of vaccination, so cruise lines must prove the effectiveness of their COVID-19 safety protocols on test cruises.