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COVID-19 vaccination necessities are altering for cruisers on-board Disney Cruise Line. And the adjustments take impact nearly instantly.

Vaccination Modifications

Beginning on October 14, 2022, friends crusing on the Disney Marvel, Dream, Fantasy, and Want are now not required to be totally vaccinated. The identical is true for friends on the Disney Magic beginning November 7, 2022. It is a main shift for Disney; the cruise line did require all eligible passengers to be totally vaccinated or else they might not board the ships. The change comes on the heels of a number of different giant cruise traces lessening their guidelines concerning COVID-19 vaccinations, akin to Princess Cruise Traces and Royal Caribbean Cruise Traces. 

Testing Necessities

Whereas there are now not vaccination necessities, Disney Cruise Line is requiring any unvaccinated cruiser over the age of 5 to submit a destructive PCR check taken not more than 2 days previous to their sail date. The cruise line accepts speedy PCR checks and checks proctored by way of telehealth, however won’t settle for speedy antigen checks. Friends 4 and youthful aren’t required to take a check or show vaccination standing. 

To make testing simpler, Disney is partnering with Encourage Diagnostics to supply a number of pre-cruise choices. This contains ordering a check on to your property and taking it by way of telehealth. Friends may also make an appointment for testing arrange by Disney close to the port of departure.

Beginning 2 weeks earlier than crusing, every visitor should create a profile on Disney’s Secure Passage web site and both add their vaccination card or check end result. All paperwork are due on this website no later than midnight previous to embarkation day. Disney will clear you to reach and sail as soon as it has reviewed your paperwork. 


There are a number of exceptions concerning the brand new vaccination coverage. Friends crusing on back-to-back cruises might want to take a COVID-19 check in between the 2 sailings, however Disney can pay for it. Moreover, if a visitor was recognized with COVID-19 inside 90 days previous to crusing, she or he can apply for a 90-Day-Recovered exemption. A replica of the constructive check and a signed letter from a well being skilled stating that the visitor has recovered from the virus are required to obtain this exemption. As soon as granted, these friends won’t must take a COVID-19 check previous to crusing. 

Now that you’re clear to sail on a Disney ship, take a look at our grownup’s information to crusing with Disney, plus our recommendations on how to save cash in your drinks! Should you nonetheless want some inspiration, simply check out this large two-story suite on-board the Disney Want!