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Disney Cruise Line Relaxes COVID-19 Guidelines

Disney Cruise Line is relaxing its COVID-19 guidelines starting on September 2, 2022. Starting on the 2nd, the cruise line will be dropping its requirement that kids under 12 be vaccinated. The policy will apply to kids that are between 5 and 11 years old. Previously, Disney Cruise Line guidelines required them to be fully vaccinated to cruise on departures from the United States and Canadian ports.

Here is a look at the updated policy as found on the Disney Cruise Line website:

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 years of age; and Sinovac (CoronaVac) for Guests ages 6 months through 3 years.

For Guests ages 4 and younger, the CDC defines fully vaccinated as 14 days after 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 to 28 days after the first.
  • 2 doses of Sinovac-CoronaVac: the second dose administered 14 to 28 days after the first.

What do you think of this updated policy for Disney Cruise Line? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!

2 thoughts on “Disney Cruise Line Relaxes COVID-19 Guidelines”

  1. I think it’s good, but also I think those who are fully vaccinated should not have to test. To me that is the worst part.

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