In a recent meeting, the Port Director and CEO of the Port of Galveston provided an update about Disney Cruise Line’s plan to restart cruises. Do you agree with the capacity thresholds and timeline?
Disney Cruise Line
Like the other Disney resorts and theme parks around the world, Disney Cruise Line suspended cruising back in March. Every few weeks, we receive updates on cancelations and future plans for Disney Cruise Line.
Yesterday, the Port of Galveston hosted its Board of Trustees of Galveston Wharves meeting. Rodger Rees, Port Director and CEO, discussed recent conversations with Disney officials regarding the restart of Disney Cruise Line sailings.
Disney Cruise Line plans to only allow a limited number of people in the terminal at a time, which they already do with port arrival times. Guests have always chosen their arrival times. However, those port arrival times will now be enforced more strictly. This will be done in order to control the number of passengers entering the terminal at one time.
Rees also discussed Disney Cruise Line brainstorming how to get fresh air into the terminals rather than recirculating air through the air conditioning system. He believes “that the cruise lines think they are close.”
Disney Cruise Line Occupancy Level
The Disney Cruise Line is targeting a 70% occupancy level when Disney Wonder returns to the Port of Galveston. Pending any future cancelations, the Disney Wonder is due to sail a 7-night Bahamaian Cruise from Galveston on November 20.
Disney Cruise Line is aiming for 70% capacity.
Additionally, Rees also mentioned at the meeting the fact that a cruise needs to reach at least 30% occupancy in order for a sailing to be considered profitable.
Many find this a bit interesting that Disney Cruise Line would aim for a 70% capacity considering capacity at the theme parks are much less. Considering cruise ships are considered more high risk for spread of germs, Disney Cruise Line will need to get creative about how to ensure the proper health and safety of passengers.
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