A big change will be occurring for those sailing on Disney Cruise Line beginning next month. Beginning September 23, 2022, those Guests who are fully vaccinated who are sailing on the Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy, Disney Wish and Disney Wonder will no longer be required to have a COVID-19 test in order to sail. Those who are sailing on the Disney Magic who are fully vaccinated will no longer be required to have COVID-19 tests beginning November 7, 2022.
Guests who are NOT fully vaccinated must continue providing proof of a negative COVID-19 test. This test must be taken one to 3 days before the sail date. However, Guests who are not fully vaccinated will no longer be required to complete a second test at the terminal on embarkation day.
Earlier this month, Disney shared that beginning on September 2, 2022, for sailings departing U.S. and Canadian ports, Disney Cruise Line will only require Guests ages 12 and older to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at the time of sailing, as defined by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
In order to sail, all Guests 12 and older (who are required to be vaccinated), plus those under 12 that are vaccinated, must upload their proof of vaccination to the Inspire Diagnostics Safe Passage website. This must be done by midnight prior to embarkation day. Unvaccinated Guests must upload a negative COVID-19 test result to the Inspire Diagnostics Safe Passage website by midnight prior to embarkation day. Uploading these documents is a requirement for all who are sailing. A parent or legal guardian will need to use their own account to provide this information on behalf of minors.
After appropriate documents have been uploaded and reviewed by Inspire, Guests should see the words “Clear to Arrive” or “Clear to Sail.” This will be found in the Pre-Sail Screening section when they log into their Safe Passage account.
It is also recommended that Guests bring a copy of their proof of vaccination or negative COVID- test result with them to the port. Guests who fail to upload proof of vaccination and/or COVID-19 test results may be delayed or denied boarding.
Guests booked on the Disney Wonder, Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy or Disney Wish September 23, 2022, through December 31, 2022 may modify or cancel their sailing by September 12, 2022. This can be done without any Disney-imposed cancellation fees. Standard cancellation policies and terms and conditions apply for any cancellation or modification made on or after September 13, 2022.
Lots of changes are taking place for Disney Cruise Line recently. Disney has also shared that they will be re-introducing traditional character meet and greets onboard their ships beginning by the end of this month.
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