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A Huge Update for Disney Cruise Line Testing Requirements

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A Huge Update for Disney Cruise Line Testing Requirements
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If you are looking to book a Disney cruise or have one coming up, this news is for you! We have a huge update for testing requirements.

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Just like at its theme parks and other destinations, Disney Cruise Line is constantly updating guidelines and protocol based on the current environment. Disney recently eliminated mask mandates and social distancing. In addition, self-serve buffets returned as well. You can read about those changes HERE.

Vaccines are still required, but testing requirements are about to change.

Testing Requirements

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Fully vaccinated Guests will now be required to obtain a Covid test on their own and upload their results before embarking. If a test is not uploaded ahead of time, there will be test they can take at the terminal for an additional fee.

If your child is not able to be vaccinated due to age, you must provide proof of a negative test no more than 3 days before your sail date. Rapid antigen tests are not accepted. Additionally, those younger guests are also required to take a second test (paid for by Disney) at the terminal before boarding.

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The change is that guests must now supply their own tests and upload the results ahead of time versus being tested at the port.

This is for all cruises in the United States and Canada. This change goes into effect beginning June 7, 2022.

Phased Approach

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There is still no word regarding vaccine requirements for passengers on board and those safety guidelines are still in place. As Disney Cruise Line begins their phased approach to resuming “normal” cruise activities, it is likely that we will see more and more activities and events return slowly as we have seen in the theme parks.

We will keep you updated on any further developments for Disney cruises!

What do you think about the changes for Disney Cruise Line? Are you excited to have them back or are you still a little hesitant to take a cruise? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below or on our Facebook page.

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