Disney Cruise Line advises guests of new Bahamas requirements including private island

Disney Cruise Line advises guests of new Bahamas requirements including private island

NEWS: Disney Cruise Line advises guests of new Bahamas requirements including private island Castaway Cay that all passengers age 12 and older must be fully vaccinated. This applies for sailings to the Bahamas September 3, 2021 until November 1, 2021.

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To comply with this new requirement, all guests ages 12 and older must be fully vaccinated to board the ship.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) considers people to be fully vaccinated 14 days after the final dose has been administered.

Disney Cruise Line advises guests of new Bahamas requirements and Guests must provide proof of vaccination by uploading their vaccination card to the Safe Passage by Inspire website no later than 24 hours before their sailing. Guests who choose not to provide proof of vaccination to meet the requirements of the Bahamas will not be permitted to board the ship.

Guests under the age of 12 must still provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken between 5 days and 24 hours prior to the sail date by uploading their test results to theย Safe Passage by Inspire website.

Disney Cruise Line advises guests of new Bahamas requirements and Guests will also be required to undergo a second PCR COVID-19 test administered by Inspire Diagnostics at the terminal prior to boarding.

Guests on a sailing to the Bahamas (including Disney Castaway Cay) departing from September 3, 2021 to prior to November 1, 2021 may modify their sail date or cancel their sailing without any Disney-imposed cancellation fees by contacting their reservations team at (866) 325-6685 or (407) 566-7797 by September 3, 2021.

Guests and travel agents will receive an email from Disney Cruise Line outlining additional details and next steps.

Disney Fantasy will Resume Sailings from Florida in September

Disney Cruise Line advises guests of new Bahamas requirements and as Disney continues to resume sailings in a gradual, phased approach, it is necessary for the line to cancel the September 4, 2021, Disney Fantasy sailing.

Guests who have paid their reservation in full have been offered the choice of a cruise credit to be used for a future sailing or a full refund.

Guests who have not paid their reservations in full will automatically receive a refund of what they have paid so far. Affected Guests and travel agents will receive an email from Disney Cruise Line outlining details and next steps.

The Disney Fantasy will resume sailing beginning September 11, 2021, with 4-night cruises from Port Canaveral, Florida.

These 4-night sailings will be available to book beginning August 25, 2021. During this initial phase, the Disney Fantasy will only visit Disney Castaway Cay, their private island in the Bahamas.

Disney Cruise Line advises guests of new Bahamas requirements and he line hopes to resume 7-night voyages or longer onboard the Disney Fantasy in October and look forward to sharing more information with Guests soon.

Guests currently booked on seven-night Disney Fantasy voyages that depart Sept. 11, Sept. 18, Sept. 25 and Oct. 2 will have their reservations automatically transitioned to the new four-night itineraries, which will have the same departure dates.

These Guests will be refunded the difference in cost of the voyage fare, taxes, fees, and port expenses, and Vacation Protection Plan, if applicable.

Guests that remain on their original sail date will receive a $400 non-refundable onboard credit per stateroom that can be used toward onboard purchases.

These Guests will also receive a 25% discount that can be applied to most future sailings taken by September 30, 2022. This discount will be available once Guests return from their 4-night sailing. Guests may also choose to cancel their reservation and receive a full refund.

Disney Cruise Line advises guests of new Bahamas requirements and impacted Guests and travel agents will receive an email from Disney Cruise Line outlining details and next steps. Guests who’ve booked their reservation through a travel agent should contact them directly with any questions. Those who have booked directly with Disney Cruise Line, and have questions after receiving their email, should call (866) 325-6685 or (407) 566-7797.

Disney Dream Sailings

As previously shared, the Disney Dream is currently sailing in the Bahamas, offering a mix of 3- and 4-night itineraries from Port Canaveral.

Disney Magic and Disney Wonder Sailings

The Disney Magic is sailing in the United Kingdom for a limited time this summer on short voyages exclusive to UK residents.ย Learn More

Disney Cruise Line advises guests of new Bahamas requirements and the line continues to prepare the Disney Magic and Disney Wonder to welcome Guests once again in U.S. waters.

Source: Disney Cruise Line

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