Home Disney Cruise Line Breaking: Big Change for Vaccinations aboard the Disney Cruise Line

Breaking: Big Change for Vaccinations aboard the Disney Cruise Line

2
Breaking: Big Change for Vaccinations aboard the Disney Cruise Line
Credit: Disney

Lots of changes are coming up for Disney Cruise Line. Disney continues to adjust protocols, and big changes are on the way.

Disney Cruise Line Protocols

Credit: KtP

Just like at its theme parks and other destinations, Disney Cruise Line is constantly updating guidelines and protocols based on the current environment. Disney Cruise Line eliminated mask mandates and social distancing. In addition, self-serve buffets returned as well. You can read about those changes HERECharacter hugs and autographs also return soon!

Back in Julythe CDC released an update stating that “CDC’s COVID-19 Program for Cruise Ships is no longer in effect. CDC will continue to publish guidance to help cruise ships continue to provide a safer and healthier environment for passengers, crew, and communities going forward.”

Credit: KtP

What does this mean for Disney? Well, since cruise ships no longer have to follow the guidelines, it will be up to each individual cruise line on what guidance they want to follow for their guests and crew.

We saw a big change back on September 2, 2022, for sailings departing US and Canadian ports, Disney Cruise Line will require Guests ages 12 and older to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at the time of sailing, as defined by the CDC. In consideration of CDC guidance, Disney Cruise Line highly recommends that Guests ages 11 and younger be fully vaccinated before sailing. Read more about this HERE.

This was later followed by news that fully vaccinated Guests do not need to test before sailing. Check out this announcement HERE.

New Vaccination Update

Credit: KtP

Beginning October 14, 2022, the Disney Wonder, Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy, and Disney Wish sailings and the Disney Magic sailings on November 7, 2022, will no longer require COVID vaccines. This means that guests will no longer be required to be fully vaccinated at the time of sailing.

Beginning October 14, 2022, the Disney Wonder, Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy, and Disney Wish sailings and for the Disney Magic sailings on November 7, 2022 will no longer require COVID vaccines.

Unvaccinated guests must present proof of a negative COVID test taken 1-2 days before their sail date. In consideration of CDC guidance, Disney Cruise Line highly recommends that Guests ages 11 and younger be fully vaccinated before sailing. Read more about this HERE.

This is wonderful news for guests who were hoping to resume sailing aboard the Disney Cruise Line.

What do you think of these changes? Will you now be booking a Disney Cruise? Let us know in the comments below and on Facebook.

Are you planning a vacation? Reach out to our trusted travel agency sponsor Authorized Disney Vacation Planner Mouse Class Travel!

2 COMMENTS

What do you think?

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.