IMPORTANT Updates on Disney Cruise Line

Disney Cruise Line Updates

If you booked your Disney Cruise with Small World Vacations, please contact your agent for assistance. Small World Vacations’ emergency phone line is 201-497-5529.  Or, contact our main office at guestrelations@smallworldvacations.com. 

Please rest assured that the agents at Small World Vacations are doing their very best to help their guests during the current global health crisis.

For up-to-date info, visit Small World Vacations’ KNOW BEFORE YOU GO page


For the most up-to-date Disney Cruise restrictions, please visit here.

For additional information about the Disney Cruise Line embarkation and sailing date policy change, please visit this page

Please read the following important information before you sail on a Disney Cruise.

For up-to-date info, visit Small World Vacations’ KNOW BEFORE YOU GO page

As a reminder, all Disney Cruise Line Guests and Castaway Club Members—including Platinum Members—are required to select a port arrival time before making their way to the cruise terminal. In order to promote physical distancing, Guests will not be permitted at the terminal or in parking areas before their scheduled arrival time. Guests who arrive early will be asked to return at their scheduled arrival time. When completing online check-in, the earliest time Guests will be able to select to arrive at the terminal is 1 p.m.

Continue to check the suggested websites below as well as other websites for updates and current procedures, policy and news.

Due to the uncertain nature of the COVID-19 health crisis, all information, details and links to websites on this page are subject to change, it is your responsibility to stay up-to-date and informed before traveling. It is important that you check and revisit these links and other resources often.

The CDC advises that older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19. Guests should evaluate their risk in determining whether to visit. People who show no symptoms can spread COVID-19 if they are infected, any interaction with the general public poses an elevated risk of being exposed to COVID-19, and we cannot guarantee that you will not be exposed during your visit.


Important COVID-19 Information as of December 31, 2021

The COVID-19 outbreak is a rapidly evolving situation. The status of the outbreak varies by location and state and country. Local authorities are frequently updating their guidance and safety measures. Check the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) by clicking on these links:

It is your responsibility to check with state or local authorities where you currently reside, along your route, and at your planned destination so that you are fully aware of local circumstances, mandates, quarantines, fines, laws and/or any restrictions that may be in place at the time of travel as well as any circumstances, mandates, quarantines, fines, laws and/or any restrictions that may be imposed and/or required upon your return.


Disney Cruise Terms and Conditions in Regard to COVID-19

View the specific Terms and Conditions for your country.
United States

United Kingdom – 
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All Other Countries

You agree, understand, and acknowledge, that an inherent risk of exposure to the disease COVID-19 (as defined by the World Health Organization and any strains, variants, or mutations thereof) and SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that can cause COVID-19) (collectively, “COVID-19”), and any other communicable or infectious disease, exists in any public place where people are present, including a cruise ship. “Communicable disease” means any disease or illness caused by microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, parasites, or fungi that can be spread, directly or indirectly, from one person to another. “Infectious disease” means any disease or illness caused by microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, parasites, or fungi that enter the body, multiply, and can cause an infection. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious communicable disease that can lead to severe illness and death. No precautions can eliminate the risk of exposure to COVID-19, and the risk of exposure applies to everyone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”), older adults (people 65 years and older) and people of any age who have underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness and death from COVID-19. You acknowledge that the risk of exposure to COVID-19 and any other communicable or infectious disease includes the risk that you will expose others that you later encounter, even if you are not experiencing or displaying any symptoms of illness.

You further acknowledge and agree to review any CDC travel advisory, warning, or recommendation relating to cruise travel prior to making your cruise reservation (available at https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/warning/coronavirus-cruise-ship). If a threshold of COVID-19 is detected on board the cruise ship during a voyage, the voyage will be ended immediately and the ship returned to the U.S. port of embarkation, and your subsequent travel, including their return home, may be restricted or delayed.


For the most up-to-date restrictions, please visit here.

Guests booked on upcoming Disney Wonder sailings visiting Canada will receive SeaMails detailing updated health and safety protocols, including additional embarkation and debarkation requirements for passengers visiting Canada. The Canadian government’s requirements for cruise passengers visiting Canada are independent of Disney Cruise Line’s health and safety protocols.

For more information, please visit the Disney Cruise Line Know Before You Go page for passengers visiting Canada.


From Disney Cruise August 15, 2022

Today, August 15, Disney Cruise Line announced an update to our Health and Safety Protocols regarding vaccination requirements.

COVID-19 Vaccination: For sailings departing US and Canadian ports through September 1, 2022, Disney Cruise Line requires Guests ages 5 and older to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at the time of sailing, as defined by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Beginning September 2, 2022, for sailings departing US and Canadian ports, Disney Cruise Line will require Guests ages 12 and older to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at the time of sailing, as defined by the CDC. In consideration of CDC guidance, Disney Cruise Line highly recommends that Guests ages 11 and younger be fully vaccinated before sailing.

In consideration of guidance from the CDC and the World Health Organization, Disney Cruise Line accepts the following vaccine types for Guests ages 5 and older: Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca, Covishield, Novavax, Sinopharm BBIBP-CorV (VeroCell), Sinovac-CoronaVac and Covavaxin (Bharat Biotech).

For Guests ages 5 and older, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines fully vaccinated as 14 days after receiving one of the following:

  • A single dose of an accepted 1-dose vaccine.
  • The second dose of an accepted 2-dose vaccine.
  • The full series of an active (not placebo) COVID-19 vaccine in the US-based AstraZeneca or Novavax COVID-19 vaccine trials.
  • The second dose of any “mix and match” combination of accepted COVID-19 vaccines (administered at least 17 days apart).

Disney Cruise Line accepts Pfizer and Moderna for Guests ages 4 and younger; Sinopharm (BBIBP-CorV, VeroCell) for Guests ages 3 through 4; and Sinovac (CoronaVac) for Guests ages 6 months to 3 years old.

For Guests ages 4 and younger, the CDC defines fully vaccinated as receiving one of the following:

  • 3 doses of Pfizer: the second dose administered 21 days after the first; and the third dose administered 56 days after the second.
  • 2 doses of Moderna: the second dose administered one month after the first.
  • 2 doses of Sinopharm BBIBP-CorV (VeroCell): the second dose administered 21-28 days after the first.
  • 2 doses of Sinovac-CoronaVac: the second dose administered 14-28 days after the first.

COVID-19 Testing For Guests Fully Vaccinated: Fully vaccinated Guests on sailings departing US and Canadian ports must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result (paid for by the Guest) taken one to 2 days before setting sail to be exempt from embarkation testing at the terminal. Completing pre-trip testing prior to embarkation day enhances the efficiency of boarding and confirms that you are negative for COVID-19 prior to traveling to the terminal. Pre-trip test results must be uploaded into the Inspire Diagnostics Safe Passage website by midnight prior to embarkation day.

Antigen tests must be completed using a proctored in-person or telehealth service and come with digital results that can be uploaded to the Safe Passage website. A nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) or PCR test also is acceptable. Guests can purchase COVID-19 tests through the Inspire Diagnostics Safe Passage website, or obtain a test from any independent online testing supplier or pharmacy.

Fully vaccinated Guests who upload their pre-trip test results to the Safe Passage website by midnight prior to embarkation day will be exempt from embarkation testing. Fully vaccinated Guests who do not upload test results by midnight prior to embarkation day must be tested at the terminal on embarkation day before boarding the ship and will be charged for the cost of the test. Guests with positive COVID-19 test results are required to complete a second confirmatory test. Guests with confirmed positive test results—as well as those sharing the same stateroom and other close contacts—will be denied boarding.

The cost of embarkation tests for fully vaccinated Guests will be $74.00 (USD) plus tax for the initial antigen test, and, if needed, $125.00 (USD) plus tax for a confirmatory PCR test, charged at the time of service. For Canada sailings, the cost of embarkation tests for fully vaccinated Guests will be $95.00 (CAD) plus GST for the initial antigen test, and, if needed, $160.00 (CAD) plus GST for a confirmatory PCR test, charged at the time of service.

COVID-19 Testing For Guests Not Fully Vaccinated: Guests who are not fully vaccinated must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken one to 3 days before the sail date. The test should be a Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT), a rapid PCR test or a lab-based PCR test. Rapid antigen tests are not accepted. This will be the first of 2 tests required for Guests not fully vaccinated; the second test will be conducted at the terminal on embarkation day.

Guests who are not fully vaccinated are required to complete a COVID-19 test at the terminal prior to boarding on embarkation day (paid for by Disney Cruise Line). Guests with positive COVID-19 test results are required to undergo a second confirmatory test. Guests with confirmed positive test results—as well as those sharing the same stateroom and other close contacts—will be denied boarding.

Upload Proof of Vaccination and/or COVID-19 Test Results: In order to sail, all Guests (adults and children, regardless of age) must upload their proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test results on the Inspire Diagnostics Safe Passage website by midnight prior to embarkation day. A parent or legal guardian will need to use their own account to provide this information on behalf of minors. Inspire Diagnostics is Disney Cruise Line’s third-party partner for COVID-19 testing and vaccination verification. To learn more about how to provide proof of negative COVID-19 test result, please visit disneytraveltradeinfo.com/dcl.

Back-to-Back Sailings: All Guests on consecutive, back-to-back sailings, regardless of age and vaccination status, will be required to complete a COVID-19 test between sailings, paid for by Disney Cruise Line.

Guests Recently Recovered from COVID-19: In some cases, people who have recently recovered from COVID-19 may still test positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus. If Guests have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 within 11 to 90 days of their sail date, they may qualify to be considered as “90-Day-Recovered.” With the appropriate documentation and subsequent approval, Guests considered “90-Day-Recovered” are not required to participate in COVID-19 testing during the Pre-Sail, Embarkation or Debarkation phases of their voyage. For details on what documentation is required, please visit disneytraveltradeinfo.com/dcl.


Important Health & Safety Information for Sailings to Bermuda

Today, communication is being sent to Guests regarding updates to Disney Cruise Line’s Health and Safety Protocols. Guests booked on sailings to Bermuda will receive additional communication regarding requirements for their cruises, as required by the Government of Bermuda.

Beginning with the Sept. 18 Westbound Transatlantic Cruise from Dover to New York, all Guests 2 years of age and older on sailings with a stop in Bermuda are required by the Government of Bermuda to have an approved Bermuda Travel Authorization before arriving to the cruise embarkation terminal. Guests may bring either a paper or electronic copy of the Travel Authorization to show at embarkation. The approved Travel Authorization allows Guests to debark the ship in Bermuda. The cost of the application for the Travel Authorization is $40.00 per person.

In addition to acquiring an approved Travel Authorization, all passengers who are 12 years of age and older must be fully vaccinated and are required to upload their proof of vaccination at the time of application. Children ages 11 and younger who are not fully vaccinated are welcome to enter Bermuda with a fully vaccinated parent or guardian, but still need to complete the Travel Authorization.

Guests may begin applying for their Bermuda Travel Authorization 30 days prior to their sailing embarkation date and can visit https://www.gov.bm/cruise-travel-authorisation for more information and instructions on how to submit their application.

While Bermuda’s entry requirements are independent of Disney Cruise Line’s COVID-19 vaccination and testing requirements, test results submitted to Disney Cruise Line satisfy Bermuda’s testing requirements. However, Bermuda testing requirements do not provide testing exemptions for Guests considered 90-day-recovered. Guests debarking in Bermuda must submit COVID-19 test results to Disney Cruise Line.

The email for the Disney Magic Transatlantic sailing on September 18 will read as follows:

Dear [Guest Name],

All of us at Disney Cruise Line look forward to welcoming you aboard the Disney Magic. We are reaching out with important information on the Bermuda Travel Authorization required for your upcoming sailing.

The Bermuda government requires all cruise ship passengers 2 years of age and older have an approved Bermuda Travel Authorization before arriving at the cruise embarkation terminal. The cost of the travel authorization application fee is $40.00 per person. All passengers 12 years of age and older must be fully vaccinated, and are required to upload their proof of vaccination at time of application. Children, ages 11 and younger, who are not fully vaccinated are welcome to enter Bermuda with a fully vaccinated parent or guardian. 

In addition to obtaining an approved Travel Authorization and providing proof of vaccination, the Government of Bermuda requires all Guests on the transatlantic sailing from Dover to New York, including Guests who have identified as 90-day-recovered, complete an antigen test onboard the ship no more than two days prior to arrival in Bermuda. Guests who do not participate in this testing will be unable to debark the ship in Bermuda. Further details about this testing will be shared onboard.

Please visit the Government of Bermuda website for information and instructions on how to submit your travel authorization application and COVID-19 vaccination and testing requirements. Once approved, the Quarantine Authority in Bermuda will email your approved Travel Authorization. All Guests must have an electronic or paper copy of the Travel Authorization to show at embarkation.

While Bermuda’s entry requirements are independent of Disney Cruise Line’s COVID-19 vaccination and testing requirements previously communicated for your sailing, test results submitted to Disney Cruise Line satisfy Bermuda’s testing requirements.

Disney Cruise Line’s vaccination and testing requirements can be found in the Know Before You Go section of our website at DisneyCruise.com.

Again, we look forward to your arrival and appreciate you taking the required steps necessary to sail with us. 

Sincerely,

The Cast & Crew

Disney Cruise Line


The email for the Disney Magic Bermuda sailings on September 30, October 5, 16, 21, 26, and 31 will read as follows:

Dear [Guest Name],

All of us at Disney Cruise Line look forward to welcoming you aboard the Disney Magic. We are reaching out with important information on the Bermuda Travel Authorization required for your upcoming sailing.

The Bermuda government requires all cruise ship passengers 2 years of age and older have an approved Bermuda Travel Authorization before arriving at the cruise embarkation terminal. The cost of the travel authorization application fee is $40.00 per person. All passengers 12 years of age and older must be fully vaccinated, and are required to upload their proof of vaccination at time of application. Children, ages 11 and younger, who are not fully vaccinated are welcome to enter Bermuda with a fully vaccinated parent or guardian.

Please visit the Government of Bermuda website for information and instructions on how to submit your travel authorization application and COVID-19 vaccination and testing requirements. Once approved, the Quarantine Authority in Bermuda will email your approved Travel Authorization. All Guests must have an electronic or paper copy of the Travel Authorization to show at embarkation.

While Bermuda’s entry requirements are independent of Disney Cruise Line’s COVID-19 vaccination and testing requirements previously communicated for your sailing, test results submitted to Disney Cruise Line satisfy Bermuda’s testing requirements.

Bermuda testing requirements do not provide testing exemptions for guests considered 90-day-reovered. Guests debarking in Bermuda are required to submit COVID-19 test results to Disney Cruise Line.

Disney Cruise Line’s vaccination and testing requirements can be found in the Know Before You Go section of our website at DisneyCruise.com.

Again, we look forward to your arrival and appreciate you taking the required steps necessary to sail with us.

Sincerely,

The Cast & Crew
Disney Cruise Line



From Disney Cruise – August 11, 2022

Reminder: Future Cruise Credits Expiring on September 30

The option to use Future Cruise Credits (FCC) received from cruises canceled during the pandemic is expiring on September 30, 2022.

Today, August 11, 2022, a communication is being sent to Guests, who have not used any of their FCC, encouraging them to book and use their FCC before the deadline.

Guests who have a partially used FCC will not receive a communication.

The email will read as follows:

Dear [Guest Name],

All of us at Disney Cruise Line hope you and your family are staying well. We are reaching out with important information about the cruise credit you were previously provided.

When your sailing was cancelled due to the pandemic, you were offered the choice of either a future cruise credit* equal to 125% of your original voyage fare or a full refund. This is a reminder, that your future cruise credit can only be used for sailings that depart by September 30, 2022.

We truly look forward to having you sail with us again. You may place a reservation on hold by applying it as a payment option when booking a new reservation online or you may contact your travel advisor. Any remaining future cruise credit will be applied to your shipboard account as a non-refundable onboard credit.

Guests who do not utilize the future cruise credit by September 30, 2022, will automatically receive a refund equal to 100% of the original voyage fare back to the original form of payment. Refunds typically take up to two billing cycles to appear on most credit card statements.

There is no need to contact us if you do not plan to utilize this remaining future cruise credit. Refunds will occur automatically after September 30, 2022. If you have questions about an upcoming reservation, please contact a member of our reservation team at 1-866-325-6685 or 407-566-7797 or your travel advisor.

Sincerely,

Cast & Crew
Disney Cruise Line


From Disney Cruise – July 13, 2022

Updated Pre-Sailing Testing Requirements for Disney Magic Sailings

Disney Cruise Line has updated it’s COVID-19 testing requirements for all sailings departing from a European port on or after July 30. Please ensure guests are aware of these changes prior to sailing.

As a reminder, Disney Cruise Line requires all Guests (U.S. and international) ages 5 and over 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.

Pre-Trip COVID-19 Testing – Guests not Fully Vaccinated

Guests 4 years of age and under who are not fully vaccinated 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. Test Results must be uploaded on the Sail Screen app available on the Project Screen by Prenetics website by midnight prior to embarkation day. This will be the first of two tests required for Guests ages 4 and under; the second test will be conducted at the terminal prior to embarkation. The test should be a Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT), rapid PCR test or lab-based PCR test. Rapid antigen tests are not accepted.

Pre-Trip COVID-19 Testing – Fully Vaccinated Guests

Fully vaccinated guests on sailings departing from a European port on or after July 30, 2022, must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result (paid for by the Guest) taken 1 to 2 days before their sail date. Test Results must be uploaded on the Sail Screen app available on the Project Screen by Prenetics website by midnight prior to embarkation day. Antigen tests must be completed using a professionally proctored in-person or telehealth service and come with digital results that can be uploaded to the Project Screen website. A nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) or PCR test also is acceptable. Guests can purchase COVID-19 tests through our third-party vendor, Project Screen by Prenetics for $32 (USD) or £30 (GBP). Guests may also obtain a test from any independent testing supplier.

Embarkation COVID-19 Testing

Guests who are not vaccine-eligible because of age are required to take a COVID-19 test (paid for by Disney Cruise Line and administered by Prenetics) at the terminal before boarding. This will be the second test required for Guests ages 4 and under.

Fully vaccinated Guests who do not upload the required pre-trip test results on the Sail Screen app available on the Project Screen by Prenetics 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 £60 (GBP), or 550kr (DKK) for the initial antigen test, and, if needed, £105 (GBP), or 927kr (DKK) for a confirmatory PCR test, charged at the time of service.

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

For more information, please visit the Disney Cruise Line Know Before You Go page.

DISNEY MAGIC SAILINGS DEPARTING BETWEEN JULY 30 AND SEPT. 18, 2022: 

Dear [Guest Who Booked through a Travel Agent],

All of us at Disney Cruise Line look forward to welcoming you aboard soon. We are reaching out with important updates to our Pre-Trip and Embarkation COVID-19 testing requirements for your sailing.

Pre-Trip COVID-19 Testing – Guests not Fully Vaccinated

Guests 4 years of age and under who are not fully vaccinated 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. Test Results must be uploaded on the Sail Screen app available on the Project Screen by Prenetics website by midnight prior to embarkation day. This will be the first of two tests required for Guests ages 4 and under; the second test will be conducted at the terminal prior to embarkation. The test should be a Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT), rapid PCR test or lab-based PCR test. Rapid antigen tests are not accepted.

Pre-Trip COVID-19 Testing – Fully Vaccinated Guests

Fully vaccinated guests on sailings departing from a European port on or after July 30, 2022, must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result (paid for by the Guest) taken 1 to 2 days before their sail date. Test Results must be uploaded on the Sail Screen app available on the Project Screen by Prenetics website by midnight prior to embarkation day. Antigen tests must be completed using a professionally proctored in-person or telehealth service and come with digital results that can be uploaded to the Project Screen website. A nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) or PCR test also is acceptable. Completing pre-trip testing prior to embarkation day enhances the efficiency of boarding and confirms you are negative for COVID-19 prior to traveling to the terminal. Guests can purchase COVID-19 tests through our third-party vendor, Project Screen by Prenetics for $32 (USD) or £30 (GBP). Guests may also obtain a test from any independent testing supplier.

Embarkation COVID-19 Testing

Guests who are not vaccine-eligible because of age are required to take a COVID-19 test (paid for by Disney Cruise Line and administered by Prenetics) at the terminal before boarding. This will be the second test required for Guests ages 4 and under.

Fully vaccinated Guests who do not upload the required pre-trip test results on the Sail Screen app available on the Project Screen by Prenetics 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 £60 (GBP), or 550kr (DKK) for the initial antigen test, and, if needed, £105 (GBP), or 927kr (DKK) for a confirmatory PCR test, charged at the time of service.

Guests with positive COVID-19 test results—as well as those sharing the same stateroom and their close contacts—will be denied boarding.

As a reminder, please keep in mind the following Disney Cruise Line health and safety protocols.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

Disney Cruise Line requires all Guests (U.S. and international) ages 5 and over  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.

In consideration of guidance from the CDC and the World Health Organization, Disney Cruise Line accepts the following vaccine types: Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca, Covishield, Novavax, Sinopharm BBIBP-CorV (VeroCell), Sinovac-CoronaVac and Covavaxin (Bharat Biotech).

The CDC defines fully vaccinated as 14 days after receiving:

A single dose of an accepted 1-dose vaccine

The second dose of an accepted 2-dose vaccine

The full series of an active (not placebo) COVID-19 vaccine in the U.S.-based AstraZeneca or Novavax COVID-19 vaccine trials

The second dose of any “mix and match” combination of accepted COVID-19 vaccines (administered at least 17 days apart)

Sail Screen App available on Project Screen by Prenetics Website

In order to sail, Guests (adults and children, regardless of age) must upload their proof of vaccination and negative COVID-19 test results on the Sail Screen app available on the Project Screen by Prenetics website no later than midnight prior to embarkation day. A parent or legal guardian will need to use their own account to provide this information on behalf of minors. To learn more about how to provide proof of your negative COVID-19 test result, please visit Before Leaving Home: Know Before You Go.

After appropriate documents have been uploaded and reviewed by Prenetics, Guests should see the words “Clear to Arrive” in the Pre-Sail Screening section when they log into their account before arriving at the port.

It is also recommended that Guests bring a copy of their proof of vaccination and negative COVID-19 PCR test result with them to the port. If you have any questions about your Sail Screen app registration or status, please contact Prenetics at +44 1234 676684.

Guests Recently Recovered from COVID-19

In some cases, people who have recently recovered from COVID-19 may still test positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus. If Guests have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 within 11 to 90 days of their sail date, they may qualify to be considered as “90-Day-Recovered.” With the appropriate documentation and subsequent approval, Guests considered “90-Day-Recovered” are not required to participate in COVID-19 testing during the Pre-Sail, Embarkation or Debarkation phases of their voyage. For details on what documentation is required, please visit Before Leaving Home: Know Before You Go.

Debarkation Day COVID-19 Antigen Testing

All unvaccinated Guests on 5-night and longer sailings are required to take a COVID-19 antigen test (paid for by Disney Cruise Line) on the ship the day before debarking.

Country-Specific Government Entry Requirements

Certain European countries may have COVID-19 vaccination, testing and documentation requirements for entry that are independent of and in addition to Disney Cruise Line’s health and safety protocols. Guests should review and stay up to date with any requirements or restrictions that may be in place for travel to the countries their cruise itinerary visits.

Some countries require a COVID-19 booster dose to enter the destination or port of call if your final COVID-19 vaccine was administered more than 270 days before arrival. In these instances, guests should consider completing a booster dose at least 14 days before arrival into the country. Guests who do not meet country-specific entry requirements for their sailing may be unable reach their point of embarkation or unable to debark at certain ports of call or their final destination.

In some cases, Guests who are not considered fully vaccinated with the final dose or a booster administered within 270 days prior to entry, must undergo a COVID-19 test before debarking the ship in each port-of-call. This testing service will be provided aboard the ship, paid for by Disney Cruise Line and administered by Disney Cruise Line’s third-party partner for COVID-19 testing in Europe. More information about this process will be provided onboard.

Guests are responsible for checking and meeting all requirements or restrictions that may be in place for travel to any homeport or port of call that is part of their cruise itinerary.

Guests can find links to all of the European ports Disney Cruise Line visits on our website.

Country-specific government entry requirements may change at any time, without notice. We strongly recommend that guests frequently check the entry requirements for each country they plan to visit, especially as they approach their sail date.

Face Coverings

Government regulations may require travelers, regardless of vaccination status, to wear face coverings while ashore, including in the cruise terminal, COVID-19 testing areas, airports and aircraft.

Online Check-in:

You must complete Online Check-in beginning 30 days prior to your sailing. You will need to submit the required documents as well as select a Port Arrival Time. All Guests, including our Platinum Castaway Club Guests, will need to select a Port Arrival Time. Please be aware that Guests will not be permitted at the terminal or in parking areas before their scheduled arrival time. Guests who arrive early will be asked to return at their scheduled arrival time, and Guests arriving after their scheduled time may be delayed and asked to wait behind those arriving at their scheduled time. Online Check-in can be completed or modified up to one day prior to sailing. After completing Online Check-in, you will receive a Port Arrival Form by email. Bring this with you to the port to expedite your arrival.

As our health and safety protocols and operational guidelines are subject to change, please visit the Know Before You Go section of our website for the latest information and answers to many frequently asked questions.

Guests booked on the Disney Magic July 30, 2022 through September 18, 2022 may modify their sail date or cancel their sailing without any Disney-imposed cancellation fees by contacting your travel agent by July 27, 2022. Please note that change fees and cancellation fees imposed by third-party suppliers, such as airlines and hotels, as well as travel insurance, are not refundable. Refunds will be processed back to the original form of payment. Standard cancellation policies and terms and conditions apply for any cancellation or modification requests received on or after July 28, 2022.

We look forward to welcoming you aboard soon.

Sincerely,

The Cast and Crew

Disney Cruise Line


From Disney Cruise – May 10, 2022

Beginning May 10, 2022, a temporary final payment extension was added to Disney Cruise Line sailings through Dec. 31, 2022. We are also temporarily relaxing our cruise cancellation fee schedule for sailings through Dec. 31, 2022.

Additionally, temporary changes to our Cruise Date Flexibility Option will now apply to sailings commencing on or before Sept. 30, 2022. With Cruise Date Flexibility, Guests have the option to change their sail date, up to 15 days prior to their cruise departure, to another select sail date commencing prior to September 30, 2023.


From Disney Cruise – May 6, 2022

Disney Cruise Line continues to require all vaccine-eligible Guests to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at the time of sailing, as defined by the CDC. This is a requirement for both U.S. and International Guests ages 5 and older. Disney Cruise Line has recently updated the Know Before You Go for Guests sailing to Europe.

In order to sail, all Guests must submit their proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 PCR test result to the Sail Screen by Prenetics website prior to arrival at the terminal. A parent or legal guardian will need to use their own account to provide this information on behalf of minors. Guests will be able to register at the Sail Screen website no sooner than two week prior to their sailing.

For more information, please visit the Disney Cruise Line Know Before You Go page.


From Disney Cruise – April 21, 2022

As previously shared, upcoming Baltic cruises aboard the Disney Magic will have updated itineraries. The July 30 and Aug. 10 cruises are being modified to the following itineraries:

July 30, 2022 Modified Itinerary:

  • Saturday: Dover, England
  • Sunday: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Monday: Zeebrugge, Belgium
  • Tuesday: Day at Sea
  • Wednesday: Oslo, Norway
  • Thursday: Skagen, Denmark
  • Friday: Warnemunde (Berlin), Germany
  • Saturday: Day at Sea
  • Sunday: Stavanger, Norway
  • Monday: Day at Sea
  • Tuesday: Fredericia, Denmark
  • Wednesday: Copenhagen, Denmark

Aug. 10, 2022 Modified Itinerary:

  • Wednesday: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Thursday: Oslo, Norway
  • Friday: Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Saturday: Day at Sea
  • Sunday: Alesund, Norway
  • Monday: Day at Sea
  • Tuesday: Fredericia, Denmark
  • Wednesday: Copenhagen, Denmark

Port Adventures can be reserved online or through the Disney Cruise Line Navigator app prior to sailing. At this time, some onboard offerings and Port Adventures are still being finalized.


From Disney Cruise April 1, 2022:

Disney Cruise Line is taking a phased approach to updating health and safety protocols on board. Considering recently updated guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), DCL will update several health and safety measures for sailings beginning on or after April 1, 2022, originating from a U.S. port of departure.

Some onboard products and experiences that were paused due to physical distancing protocols will resume in a phased approach. Protocol updates, among other, include lifting physical distancing across DCL ships and resuming self-service buffets. Face coverings are optional in most places on the ship including Walt Disney Theater. Port Adventures will return to their traditional format where possible. At this time, the Sail Away Celebration, the Pirate’s Night deck party, and up-close character interactions continue to be paused.

Protocols for sailings from Canadian and European ports may vary and will be communicated at a later time. Health and safety measures, on each ship or fleetwide, may change at any time without notice.

For more information, please visit the Disney Cruise Line Know Before You Go page


From Disney – December 16, 2021

For sailings through September 30, 2022, we are temporarily extending final payment until 60 days prior to sailing for Guests booked in unrestricted stateroom categories. This means that those Guests who have not yet reached their final payment due date can wait until up to 60 days prior to sailing to pay for their cruise vacation. Onboard cruise activities can be scheduled within Guests’ Castaway Club booking window once final payment is received.

In addition, we are temporarily relaxing our cruise cancellation fee schedule for sailings through September 30, 2022, as described below.

Cruises 1 to 5 Nights (Excluding Suites and Concierge Staterooms)

Days Prior to Vacation Commencement Date         Fee Amount

60 days or more                                                     No fee

59 – 45 days                                                          Deposit per Guest

44 – 30 days                                                          50% of vacation price per Guest

29 – 15 days                                                          75% of vacation price per Guest

14 days or less                                                       100% of vacation price per Guest

Cruises 6 Nights or More (Excluding Suites and Concierge Staterooms)

Days Prior to Vacation Commencement Date         Fee Amount

60 days or more                                                     No fee

59 – 56 days                                                          Deposit per Guest

55 – 30 days                                                          50% of vacation price per Guest

29 – 15 days                                                          75% of vacation price per Guest

14 days or less                                                       100% of vacation price per Guest

Suites and Concierge Staterooms

Days Prior to Vacation Commencement Date         Fee Amount

60 days or more                                                     Deposit per Guest

59 – 56 days                                                          50% of vacation price per Guest

55 – 30 days                                                          75% of vacation price per Guest

29 days or less                                                       100% of vacation price per Guest

Categories with Restrictions

Reservations for Inside, Outside or Verandah Categories with Restrictions remain nonrefundable and nontransferable.

For more information, please visit the Disney Cruise Line Know Before You Go page.


Published: August 16, 2022

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