This week, Disney announced the return to sailing for cruises departing from the United States beginning August 9. Cruising will be limited 3-4 day sailings and have limited excursion options. Cruises will be departing from Florida to Caribbean destinations, including Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay.
Similar to other cruise lines, several on-board and destination offerings are limited or not currently available.
Additionally, Disney has created a KNOW BEFORE YOU GO site specifically for Disney Cruises.
A few of the current sailing requirements include: Masking in common areas and all indoor areas, as well as abiding by any local mask requirements at the ports of call. Other things, such as proof of negative COVID-19 tests within a specified number of days before sailing and day of embarkation (performed at the port by Disney’s 3rd party test administrator, will be required. Disney strongly encourages vaccinations for those over age 12. COVID-19 testing is not required for those fully vaccinated, but requires proof of vaccination at time of embarkation. Additionally, unless guests are fully vaccinated and provide proof, everyone boarding is required to take a rapid PCR COVID-19 test at the time of embarkation. Guest are responsible for all costs incurred with testing and the rapid tests will be charged to the guests folio.
Disney Navigator app is being updated to help with on-line check-in, virtual queuing, guest services chat, etc. It is important that guests update their app regularly. The Oceaneer’s club and other experiences will require pre-registration via the app as well whenever possible. For complete information and up-to-date cruising requirements, please refer to Disney’s Know Before You Go.
Bookings for Fall 2021 as well as sailings through 2022 are available for booking now. If you are interested in obtaining a no-obligation quote or have questions about a Disney Cruise Line vacation, contact me.