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Disney Cruise Line updates COVID-19 policy

Disney Cruise Line updates COVID-19 policy
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Disney Cruise Line has made an update to their cruise line policy regarding COVID-19. See how this might affect a future cruise.

Cruising returns

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It seemed like it took forever, but despite the fact we are still under a pandemic, cruising has finally returned to Disney.

Cruises finally returned to the U.S. back in August of 2021 with the Disney Dream kicking off the first cruise date back since cruises ended. With cruising returning, policies for guests were also put in place.

After the initial return to cruising, vaccination was not required, but this policy was changed. It seems as if every day a new development occurs.

Check in and embarkation procedures

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Checking in for a Disney cruise is not what it once was. To take a look at the procedures regarding check in and how everything goes before setting sail, take a look at Marisol’s posts HERE and HERE.

Would you still decide to sail on a cruise in light of all of the new policies or will you be waiting?

Another update to the COVID-19 Policy

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Today, Disney Cruise Line updated their COVID-19 policy relating to guests who have recently recovered from COVID-19. Here is the official update from Disney Cruise Line:

In some cases, people who have recently recovered from COVID-19 may still test positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus. If Guests have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 within 11-90 days of their sail date, they may qualify to be considered as “90-Day-Recovered.” With the appropriate documentation and subsequent approval, Guests considered “90-Day-Recovered” are not required to participate in COVID-19 testing during the Pre-Sail, Embarkation or Disembarkation phases of their voyage.

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Since people can continue to test positive for weeks, Disney Cruise Line will now allow guests who tested positive within 11 to 90 days of their sail date.

Guests will now be required to provide a doctor’s note saying that they have recovered, be vaccinated and include a copy of an antigen, NAAT, rapid PCR or lab-based test taken within 11 to 90 days of the sail date.

What do you think of the new update to Disney Cruise Line’s policy? Do you still plan to take a cruise or will you hold off for a while? Tell us about it in the comments below or on our Facebook page.

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  1. Your not huddled most get tested in the parking garage and you go find a parking spot and stay in your car until you get your results then after tou results are emailed to you you go directly to the ship and the the MAGIC Begin

  2. This isn’t new and exactly what we did in October for my daughter who had tested positive in August… Show the recovered documents from a doctor stated they are clear for travel…

  3. I try to cancel my Disney Cruise for March 18 last week and they told me that I would lose
    A large amount of my fully paid cruise. The fact that they’re going to test 1000 people within a couple hours had me concerned as they’re all just gonna hurdle us all in together and we all sit there and wait for a test result, I just don’t trust the System that they are implementing, so now I feel like I am rolling the dice and gambling with my $4000 for a weekend cruise on Disney.

  4. We wont go on any cruise until vaccine, testing, and mask mandates are gone. As a healthcare provider I am educated enough to know the vaccines have not had full longterm testing. Maybe in another 6-8 years after we get full information published. Nesides tje baccines do not prevent you from getting or spreading the virus.

  5. Couldn’t agree more. Cancelled 2 Disney Cruises when they implemented the requirement for kids. My kids had and recovered from Covid with barely a sniffle and their doctor has told us their antibodies are high and the vaccine would not benefit them at this time. I’m not going to vaccinate them just to go on a Disney cruise. Disney has lost my business and we rebooked on another cruise line for half the cost and better cabins.

  6. Since they implemented the vaccine requirement for 5-11 year olds, the sailings have been empty. All I see are pictures of empty ships and hearing that crew onboard are being placed on standby because there are not enough passengers. I read that only about 20% of 5-11 year olds are fully vaccinated in the US as of February 1, 2022 and demand has dropped significantly. Other countries haven’t approved the vaccine for 5-11 year olds so they can’t sail even if they wanted to. I wonder how long they can continue with this business model?

  7. Wow count me out! I am never getting the vaccine! I know too many people with side effects from it. Im gonna laugh when the ship breaks out with covid and has to stay at sea. My vaccinated and boosted friends were just as sick as me and some were sick longer. Sorry but the vaccinated get and spread the virus as easily as unvaccinated. Even the CDC admits it! There goes a lot of money Disney! Good luck enforcing that!

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