Updates on Adventures by Disney

 

Please read the following important information before you travel with Adventures by Disney.

Please visit this important KNOW BEFORE YOU GO site with Guest Health and Safety Protocols from Adventures by Disney.

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

Due to the changing 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.

Please note 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 August 21, 2020

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:

Please note 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 vacation.

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.

Adventures by Disney Health and Safety Protocol- What you need to know.

If you booked your Adventures by Disney vacation 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.


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UPDATE from Disney March 16, 2022

Health & Safety Update for Adventures by Disney and National Geographic Expeditions

Proof of full vaccination continues to be required for all Guests traveling on an Adventures by Disney or National Geographic Expeditions trip. Proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result will no longer be accepted as an alternative.

A SeaMail with information regarding vaccines will be sent to Guests and Travel Agents traveling after May 31.

Additionally, face coverings are now optional for Guests when traveling to CDC Level 1-3 countries with Adventures by Disney or National Geographic Expeditions. Physical distancing at indoor or outdoor venues will not be required unless stated by the venue or local regulations.

Health and safety protocols, including face coverings and physical distancing, may still be required for CDC Level 4 countries.

In consideration of guidance from the CDC, both Adventures by Disney and National Geographic accept 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 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)

Adventures by Disney and National Geographic Expeditions strongly recommend that Guests who are eligible to receive a COVID-19 booster shot do so in preparation for their travel. Destinations and their local laws may have different requirements and definitions of what constitutes full vaccination. This may include a booster dose, as well as additional wait time after the full series of vaccine doses. Guests who have not received a booster dose may be prevented from traveling to certain destinations.

Guests should visit the Know Before You Go page for Adventures by Disney or National Geographic Expeditions to view the updated Guest Health & Safety Protocols.

Please see the SeaMail below being sent to Guests and Travel Agents regarding vaccines:

Dear [Guest ],

As we welcome Guests back to exploring the world with us, promoting health and safety is a top priority. With this in mind, we are reaching out with updated information about the COVID-19 vaccination requirements for your trip.

We continue to resume trips with health and safety measures developed in consideration of guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other health experts.

Vaccination Requirements

All Guests/Travelers must provide proof of being fully vaccinated before joining any trip.

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

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (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 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)

Note: Adventures by Disney/National Geographic Expeditions strongly recommends that Guests/Travelers who are eligible to receive a COVID-19 booster shot do so in preparation for their travel. Destinations and their local laws may have different requirements and definitions of what constitutes full vaccination. This may include a booster dose, as well as additional wait time after the full series of vaccine doses. Guests/Travelers who have not received a booster dose may be prevented from traveling to certain destinations. For international trips, local laws will apply, so it is important that you confirm you will be fully vaccinated according to the countries on your trip.

Please note that details about your specific trip will be shared closer to your scheduled departure. Additional information about our health and safety measures can be found in the Health and Safety Protocols section of our website.

We look forward to welcoming you on your trip soon.

Sincerely,

Adventures by Disney/National Geographic Expeditions

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UPDATE from Disney  December 30, 2021

For 2022 Adventure Season trips currently booked through March 31, 2023, Adventures by Disney is temporarily extending final payment until 65 days prior to the start of the trip. This means that those Guests who have not yet reached their final payment due date can wait until up to 65 days prior to their Adventures by Disney trip to pay for their vacation.

In addition, we are temporarily relaxing our Adventure cancellation fee schedule for currently booked trips departing on or before March 31, 2023, as described below:

All Adventure by Disney trips booked for the 2022 Adventure Season

Days Prior to Vacation Commencement Date             Fee Amount

65 days or more                                                            Deposit per Guest, nonrefundable after the earlier of the end of the 14-day grace period and our receipt of the executed Adventure Travel Agreement (unless otherwise stated on the Guest Confirmation)

64 – 46 days                                                                 50% of vacation price per Guest

45 days or less                                                              100% of vacation price per Guest

Please note that this only applies to land-based departures and excludes the following:

  • Antarctica Expedition – 12/20/22, 12/30/22, 2/13/23
  • Arctic Expedition – 6/19/23, 7/10/23
  • Galapagos Expedition – 7/10/22, 8/7/22, 12/18/22, 3/19/23, 6/11/23, 7/12/23, 8/2/23, 12/17/23
  • Buenos Aires Escape –12/18/22, 12/28/22, 2/11/23
  • All River Cruises
  • All Private Adventures

UPDATE from DISNEY  November 16, 2021: Adventures by Disney:

For Adventures by Disney departures on or after January 12, 2022, all Guests must provide proof of being fully vaccinated before joining any trip. For departures beginning on or after January 12, 2022, proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result will no longer be accepted as an alternative.

Please remember that before January 12, 2022, all Guests must be fully vaccinated before joining any trip, or provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within five days prior to the start of the trip. Certain destinations may quire COVID-19 vaccination due to country entry requirements. Adventures by Disney requires all Guests to be vaccinated for travel to Level 3 international destinations, as listed on the Centers for Disney Control Covid-19 Travel Recommendations by Destination webpage.

In consideration of guidance from the CDC, Adventures by Disney accepts the following vaccine types: Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca.

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

Please encourage Guests to visit the Know Before You Go page to view the updated Guest Health & Safety Protocols for Adventures by Disney.

Please see the SeaMail below being sent to Guests today with this information:

Dear Guest],

As we welcome Guests back to exploring the world with us, promoting health and safety is a top priority. With this in mind, we are reaching out with updated information about the COVID-19 vaccination requirements for your trip.

We continue to resume trips with multiple layers of health and safety measures developed in consideration of guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, local and international health authorities, and our own team of health experts.

Vaccination and COVID Testing Requirements

For departures before January 12, 2022, all Guests must be fully vaccinated before joining any trip, or provide proof a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 5 days prior to the start of the trip. Certain destinations may require COVID-19 vaccination due to country entry requirements. Adventures by Disney requires all Guests to be fully vaccinated for travel to countries identified as Level 3 in the CDC’s Travel Recommendations by Destination.

For departures beginning on or after January 12, 2022, all Guests must provide proof of being fully vaccinated before joining any trip. For departures beginning on or after January 12, 2022, proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result will no longer be accepted as an alternative.

In consideration of guidance from the CDC, Adventures by Disney accepts the following vaccine types: Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (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

Please note that details about your specific trip will be shared closer to your scheduled departure. Additional information about our health and safety measures can be found in the Health & Safety Protocols section of our website.

Guests on trips through May 31, 2022, may modify their travel date or cancel their trip without any Adventures by Disney-imposed cancellation fees by contacting their travel agent by December 1, 2021. Please note that cancellation fees imposed by third-party suppliers, including airlines, 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 December 2, 2021.

We look forward to welcoming you on your trip soon.

Sincerely,

Adventures by Disney


UPDATE May 28, 2021: Adventures by Disney

Disney is offering a temporary adjustment to their terms and conditions to provide more flexibility.

Guests currently booked on Adventures through Aug. 31, 2021, can change their reservation and receive a 100% credit to be used toward a future Adventure. Guests may select an alternate Adventure or place their booking on a future hold date by contacting their travel agent. Guests will have until May 31, 2022, to select a new vacation and must travel by December 31, 2022. This future travel credit is non-refundable and standard prevailing rates will apply.

Disney asks that Guests traveling through Aug. 31, 2021, contact their travel agent at least 65 days prior to their Adventure start date to request a vacation date change.


UPDATE April 28, 2021: Adventures by Disney – Adventure Vacation Insurance Policy

Beginning today, modifications to the Vacation Protection Plan will be made, and the Cancel For Any Reason feature will be sold as an add-on. Guests may choose to purchase the Vacation Protection Plan, and for an additional cost may add optional Cancel for Any Reason coverage within 14 days of booking. This coverage will provide 75% of the pre-paid non-refundable cancellation fees as a monetary refund.

Information on the current Vacation Protection Plan and the Cancel For Any Reason Travel Credit can be found on AdventuresbyDisney.com.


If you booked your Adventures by Disney vacation 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.


Published: March 16, 2022

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