Updated Pre-Sailing Testing Requirements for Disney Cruise Line

Updated Pre-Sailing Testing Requirements for Disney Cruise Line

Disney Cruise Line has updated it’s COVID-19 testing requirements for all sailings departing from a U.S. or Canadian port on or after June 7. Please ensure guests are aware of these changes prior to sailing.

As a reminder, Disney Cruise Line requires all vaccine-eligible Guests (based on U.S. eligibility requirements) to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as defined by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at the time of sailing. This is a requirement for all Guests (U.S. and international) ages 5 and up.

The following COVID-19 testing requirements will go into effect beginning June 7:

Guests who are not vaccine-eligible

Guests who are not vaccine-eligible because of age (ages 4 and under) must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result (paid for by the Guest) taken no more than 3 days before their sail date. The test should be a Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT), rapid PCR test or lab-based PCR test. Rapid antigen tests are not accepted.

Guests who are not vaccine-eligible because of age are also required to take a second COVID-19 test (paid for by Disney Cruise Line and administered by Inspire Diagnostics) at the terminal before boarding.

Fully vaccinated guests

Fully vaccinated guests on sailings departing U.S. and Canadian ports must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result (paid for by the Guest) taken no more than 2 days before their sail date. The test must be:

  • A rapid antigen test professionally observed by a medical professional through a medical facility or telehealth provider
  • Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT)
  • Rapid PCR test or lab-based PCR test

Guests can purchase COVID-19 tests through our third-party vendor, Inspire Diagnostics, or obtain a test from any independent testing supplier.

Test Results for all guests must be uploaded into the Safe Passage website by midnight prior to embarkation day.

Fully vaccinated Guests who do not upload the required pre-trip test results into the Safe Passage website by midnight prior to embarkation day must be tested at the terminal before boarding and will be charged. The cost of embarkation tests for fully vaccinated Guests will be $74 + tax for the initial antigen test, and, if needed, $125 + tax for a confirmatory PCR test, charged at the time of service.

SeaMails will be sent to guests on upcoming sailings departing from a U.S. or Canadian port informing of the updated COVID-19 testing requirements. Sample SeaMails being distributed to guests can be found below.

Early Booking for Disney Cruise Line Summer 2023 Itineraries

Early Booking for Disney Cruise Line Summer 2023 Itineraries

Disney Cruise Line has officially announced 2023 Summer itineraries! While we are still waiting for all the itineraries to load, here is what we know as of April 27, 2022!

-The Disney Dream will be sailing to Europe

-The Disney Wonder will spend the summer in Alaska

-The Disney Fantasy and Disney Wish will be sailing the Bahamas and Caribbean from Port Canaveral

-The Disney Magic will be sailing from San Juan and Miami

If you’re currently a Platinum, Gold or Silver Castaway Club Member, an eligible Disney Vacation Club Member or an Adventure Insider with Adventures by Disney, be among the first to book our new Summer 2023 cruises before they go on sale to the general public on May 9, 2022.

Stay tuned for more information and click below to request pricing from one of our amazing travel planners specializing in Disney Cruise vacations!

Can I bring alcohol with me onboard a Disney Cruise?

Can I bring alcohol with me onboard a Disney Cruise?

This is a question that gets asked a lot while planning a Disney Cruise. In the past, guests were allowed to bring any liquor they wished on board with them. This rule was changed in 2015. So, the short answer is yes, but there are some stipulations. 

Each guest 21 and over, boarding a Disney Cruise is allowed to bring 2 unopened 750ml bottles of wine or champagne or 6 beers, no larger than 12ozs. It is important to note that any wine or beer you choose to bring on, MUST be packed in your carry-on luggage. The main reason for this is they don’t want bottles breaking and possibly ruining other guests’ luggage if it leaks. 

Be aware that all of your luggage is passed through x-ray machines before boarding, so they will find anything you are trying to sneak on. Any alcohol, that isn’t wine or beer, that they find, will be confiscated and will be returned to you upon debarking.  

This wine and beer rule also applies to the ports you may stop in. For every port-of-call, you can pick up 2 more bottles of wine, or 6 bottles of beer and bring them back on board to enjoy. What better way to wrap up your fantastic day in port than to find a new bottle of wine to try while relaxing on your verandah! 

You are welcome to purchase liquor in port, but Disney Cruise Line will take it upon reboarding the ship and hold it until debarkation. 

Remember if you are going to be bringing your own wine or beer, to enjoy responsibly!

Disney Wish Inaugural Sailing Delayed Until Mid-July

Disney Wish Inaugural Sailing Delayed Until Mid-July

Disney announced today that due to construction delays in Germany, partly caused by COVID, the Disney Wish has been delayed. The maiden voyage will now be July 14, 2022, and the DVC sailing has moved to July 19th, 2022 with all sailings picking back up starting July 22, 2022.

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Please be patient with Disney Cruise Line and your travel agent as they navigate these changes and what that means for your sailing. Disney has paused sailings of the Wish until February 8th while they handle these changes.

Here is the email that was sent to all Wish Guests:
Disney Wish Maiden Voyage SeaMail
Dear Disney Wish Guest, 

Over the past year, it has been nothing short of magical to see the excitement build as each new detail about the Disney Wish is revealed. Our cast and crew, as well as our partners at the Meyer Werft shipyard, have poured their hearts into bringing this magnificent new ship to life.

While we are all eagerly awaiting the ship’s debut, today we must share that our anticipation will unfortunately have to extend a bit longer than initially planned. The shipyard has notified us that despite their very best efforts, they will need more time to finish our ship due in part to the pandemic and particularly the arrival of the Omicron variant in Germany at a critical point in the process.

As a result, we are left with no other choice than to delay our maiden voyage until July 14, 2022, which will regrettably affect your sailing. We apologize for the disappointment and inconvenience we know this will cause.  And we assure you we will do all we can to help you adjust your family’s vacation plans.

Since you were booked on the original maiden voyage, we will automatically shift your reservation to our new maiden voyage scheduled for July 14, 2022, at a 50 percent discount. No action is necessary on your part if you’re able to join us on this new sailing date. You can expect to receive a confirmation with your updated statement and reduced fare in the coming days.  

If you’re unable to sail on the new maiden voyage and would like to use the 50 percent discount on a future sailing departing by December 31, 2023, any funds currently applied to your reservation will be held as a future cruise credit. The credit will automatically be applied to your account and can be used as a payment option when booking. Alternatively, you may request a full refund. Please contact your travel advisor to assist with any changes.

We have never been more optimistic about the future and cannot wait to welcome guests aboard the Disney Wish. The enchanting new ship will be a celebration of Disney’s rich legacy of storytelling, bringing to life the fantastical worlds and beloved characters at the heart of Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars adventures like never before.

Thank you for choosing Disney Cruise Line – and thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to complete construction of the Disney Wish and ultimately deliver a uniquely magical cruise experience for you and your family.

Disney Cruise Line Cast & Crew 

Other Impacted Disney Wish Cruises SeaMail
Dear Disney Wish Guest,

Over the past year, it has been nothing short of magical to see the excitement build as each new detail about the Disney Wish is revealed. Our cast and crew, as well as our partners at the Meyer Werft shipyard, have poured their hearts into bringing this magnificent new ship to life.

While we are all eagerly awaiting the ship’s debut, today we must share that our anticipation will unfortunately have to extend a bit longer than initially planned. The shipyard has notified us that despite their very best efforts, they will need more time to finish our ship due in part to the pandemic and particularly the arrival of the Omicron variant in Germany at a critical point in the process.

As a result, we are left with no other choice than to delay our maiden voyage until July 14, 2022, which will regrettably affect your sailing. We apologize for the disappointment and inconvenience we know this will cause. And we assure you we will do all we can to help you adjust your family’s vacation plans.

Since you were originally booked on one of the affected sailings, we would like to extend a 50 percent discount on a future cruise departing by December 31, 2023. To provide this, any funds currently applied to your reservation must be held as a future cruise credit. This credit will be automatically applied to your account in the coming days and can be used as a payment option when your travel advisor books your new reservation. Alternatively, you can request a full refund. Please contact your travel advisor to assist with any changes. Disney Wish itineraries will be available for booking beginning February 8.

We have never been more optimistic about the future and cannot wait to welcome guests aboard the Disney Wish. The enchanting new ship will be a celebration of Disney’s rich legacy of storytelling, bringing to life the fantastical worlds and beloved characters at the heart of Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars adventures like never before. 

Thank you for choosing Disney Cruise Line – and thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to complete construction of the Disney Wish and ultimately deliver a uniquely magical cruise experience for you and your family.

Disney Cruise Line Cast & Crew

Save Up to 30% on Select Sailings

Save Up to 30% on Select Sailings

Embark on an unforgettable Disney cruise on select dates and take advantage of special savings of up to 30%—available for a limited time only!

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Save up to 30% on Select Sailings from Galveston

4-Night Western Caribbean Cruise

6-Night Western Caribbean Cruise

Save up to 30% on Select Sailings from New Orleans

4-Night Western Caribbean Cruise

6-Night Western Caribbean Cruise

Save up to 25% on Select Sailings from Miami

4-Night Bahamian Cruise

5-Night Marvel Day at Sea Bahamian Cruise with 2 Stops at Disney Castaway Ca

5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise with Marvel Day at Sea

5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise

Save up to 25% on Select Sailings from San Diego

4-Night Baja Cruise

5-Night Baja Cruise

Save up to 25% on Select Sailings from Port Canaveral

3-Night Bahamian Cruise

4-Night Bahamian Cruise

7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise with Star Wars Day at Sea

7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise with Star Wars Day at Sea

Important Details on Inside Category with Restrictions, Oceanview Category with Restrictions and Verandah Category with Restrictions (Category IGT, OGT and VGT)

  • Valid for new bookings only
  • Full payment is required at the time of booking for all Guests and is non-refundable.
  • Full legal names of all Guests are required at time of booking and no name changes are allowed.
  • Specific stateroom will be assigned at a later time, based on availability.

Book with Confidence

Ready to return to the sea? Book with peace of mind, knowing there are new options available on select sailings that allow you to change your sail date or receive a full refund.

Extended Final Payment

For sailings through September 30, 2022, Guests are able to make their final payment until up to 60 days prior to sailing.

Relaxed Cancellation Fee Schedule

For sailings through September 30, 2022, the cancellation fee schedule has been temporarily relaxed.

Important Details

  • Rate does not include gratuities or Port Adventures.
  • Not combinable with Disney Vacation Club Points.
  • The number of staterooms allocated for this offer is limited.
  • This offer cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts.
  • Rates are in U.S. dollars.
  • Offer subject to Disney Cruise Line Terms and Conditions.
Early Booking for Disney Cruise Line Summer 2023 Itineraries

Limited Time Offer: 50% Off Required Deposit on Select Disney Cruises

A Disney Cruise ship sailing on the ocean

Book a magical Disney voyage by March 11, 2022 and pay only half of your required deposit on the day you make your reservation. See Important Details below.

This offer is valid on any new reservation for select Disney cruises departing between June 18, 2022 and May 31, 2023 that does not require final payment at time of booking. Remaining balance will be due at time of final payment. This offer excludes Disney Wish sailings through September 30, 2022.

Embark on a tropical cruise to the Caribbean or The Bahamas—or choose from one of our other fun-filled itineraries to Alaska, Europe, Mexico and beyond. With exciting voyages sailing from Florida, Louisiana, Texas, California and New York, there’s no better time to cast off with Disney Cruise Line on that family vacation.

Important Details Regarding the 50% Off the Required Deposit Offer:

  • Remaining balance due at time of final payment.
  • Valid for new bookings only on sailings booked by March 11, 2022.
  • Valid on select cruises sailing between June 18, 2022 and May 31, 2023, that do not require final payment at time of booking.
  • Not valid on Disney Wish cruises sailing June 9, 2022 through September 30, 2022.
  • This offer is valid from December 20, 2021 through March 11, 2022.
  • No code is needed.
  • Taxes, Fees and Port Expenses, gratuities and Port Adventures are not included.
  • Not valid on categories with restrictions (IGT, OGT, VGT), suites or Concierge-level staterooms.
  • Rates are in U.S. dollars.
  • This offer cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts.
  • Offer subject to Disney Cruise Line Terms and Conditions.