Disney Cruise Line Adds Vaccine Requirements to Cruises

From Spectrum News-

Disney and Royal Caribbean cruise lines became the latest this week to make COVID-19 vaccine a requirement to board a ship.

What You Need To Know

Disney Cruise Line will require vaccinations for those over 12 starting Sept. 3 for cruises with Bahamas ports

Royal Caribbean will begin requiring vaccinations Sept. 1

Both cruise lines have private islands in The Bahamas that are included in the vaccine requirements ordered by The Bahamas government

Disney Cruise Lines changed its policy on its website Tuesday. For cruises starting Sept. 3 that include a stop in The Bahamas, guests ages 12 and older must be fully vaccinated 14 days before leaving on the ship. Guests must also provide a proof of vaccination before leaving.

Guests under 12 must provide a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken between 5 days and 24 hours before the sail date.

The change in policy coincides with The Bahamas government’s order requiring all cruise ships to provide crew and passenger manifests showing everyone is fully vaccinated prior to entering port.

Disney says this ruling includes any cruise line private islands in The Bahamas, including Disney’s Castaway Cay. All of Disney’s Florida-based cruise itineraries for the fall include a stop at Castaway Cay, making the vaccine requirement necessary for all Florida cruises.

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