Great news! Disney Cruise ships will be back in the water starting with simulation cruise aboard the Disney Dream on June 29! We are your resource for the most up to date information around vaccination & testing requirements, whether you will need a mask, taking shore excursions, and health & safety measurements taken by the cruise line.
Do I need a vaccine to travel on a Disney Cruise?
Vaccinations are required for guests 18 years of age and older. Passengers under the age of 18 can sail with proof of a negative PCR test for COVID-19.
We do not collect vaccination cards or store proof of vaccination. Those cruise lines that have vaccine requirements to cruise will likely ask for proof at the time of boarding.
Things to know:
- Fully vaccinated means the final dose of the vaccine was administered 14 days prior to embarkation
- It’s important for guests to come prepared, as those who arrive at the embarkation terminal without the proper proof of vaccination may not be able to cruise and may not receive a refund
Travel Requirement for Unvaccinated Guests - Florida & Texas Based Ships -
- All Guests must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test (at the Guests’ expense) taken between 5 days and 24 hours prior to the sail date.
- All guests will be required to take a COVID-19 rapid test provided by Disney, in the terminal prior to boarding and comply with other health and safety requirements. The $65 test fee will be charged to the folio of all Guests 12 years and older.
- For cruises departing from Florida through December 31, 2021, guests 12 years and older must provide proof of a valid travel insurance policy
- Guests who are fully vaccinated may choose to provide proof of vaccination in order to be exempt from pre-trip and embarkation testing requirements (unless arriving from outside the United States) and travel insurance requirements.
- Guests ages 2 and older are required to wear a face covering on the ship and at our terminals , except in designated areas and situations
- Certain onboard venues, experiences and other offerings will be modified or unavailable, will have limited capacity and availability and may be subject to advance reservations.
In addition, sailings departing July 31, 2021 from Florida, & August 2, 2021 from Texas, guests must also show proof of travel insurance coverage during check-in.
Please note that these guidelines are subject to change.
Do I need to wear a mask?
Face coverings are required for all Guests (ages 11 and up) and Crew Members, including those who have received a COVID-19 vaccine.
Masks may be required to be worn in terminals and during embarkation and disembarkation. While guests will be vaccinated, cruise lines will follow protocols and requirements for each destination while ashore.
Things to know:
- All guests should carefully review pre-booking and pre-travel health advice on our website and the website of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Can I get off the ship at port?
It is more than likely that you will need a booked shore excursion to get off the ship once you arrive at port.
According to the CDC's Conditional Sailing Order cruise ship operators, at their discretion, may advise passengers and crew that — if they are fully vaccinated — they may engage in self-guided or independent exploration during port stops, if they wear a mask while indoors. The cruise ship operator is additionally advised that foreign jurisdictions may have their own requirements.
Things to know:
- Cruise lines are working with local authorities, destinations and tour operators so that the enhanced health and safety measures on board are maintained ashore
- Guests must follow the health protocols for every port we visit
These restrictions are under the control of local government and are subject to change without advance notice, so we encourage guests to come prepared for potential mask requirements ashore.
Health & Safety on the Ship
Ships and terminals will undergo a thorough sanitization between sailings and guests will be encouraged to use the hand-washing sinks and hand sanitizer dispensers at venue entrances and in high-traffic areas throughout the ship. Guests will also be asked to follow health information about the ways to stay healthy on board and when ashore.
Disney has not yet made an announcement about how buffets will operate.
Things to know:
- training for all of our Crew Members on how best to prevent the spread of illness on board
- extensive cleaning and sanitation of common-area surfaces (e.g., handrails, doorknobs and elevator buttons) as well as of children’s facilities and comprehensive cleaning of all staterooms twice a day, plus additional disinfection when necessary
- a health questionnaire completed by all Guests and Crew Members before boarding the ship to screen for illness
- Health Centers on our ships staffed with experienced doctors and nurses and stocked with supplies and medications to treat a variety of illnesses.