Disney Cruise Line says it’s delaying its test cruise on the Disney Dream, originally scheduled to depart Tuesday with only crew members on board, due to inconsistent COVID test results.
“We are delaying our simulation cruise due to a small number of inconsistent COVID-19 test results, which are considered positive by the CDC,” Disney said in a statement shared by spokesperson Cynthia Martinez. “The rigorous health and safety protocols we have in place helped us identify the situation, though the test results were ultimately negative.”
During routine testing last week, 5 out of nearly 600 crew members on the Dream tested positive for COVID-19. All were vaccinated, asymptomatic and had tested negative multiple times beforehand. The crew members were tested again the following day following discussions with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and were found negative.
Even still, inconsistent test results are treated as positive by the health agency. The cruise line has canceled in accordance with CDC policy.
The test cruise has not yet been rescheduled for a specific date.
The CDC had no comment on the situation, spokesperson Caitlin Shockey told USA TODAY.
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