Today, Disney Cruise Line issued a statement on the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Notice which was originally issued in November for guests who may choose to sail if cruise operations resume under the current CDC travel notice.
Notice to Passengers Regarding Travel Recommendation from U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on COVID-19 and Cruise Ship TravelDisney Cruise Line Statement on CDC Level 4 Travel Notice – 2/2/2021
The CDC has issued a Level 4 Travel Notice recommending that all people avoid travel on cruise ships. The complete notice is available at https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/covid-4/coronavirus-cruise-ship and is subject to change by the CDC without notice. 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 will return to the U.S. port of embarkation, and your subsequent travel, including your return home, may be restricted or delayed.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention set the travel heath notice status for cruise travel to Level 4: Very High Level of COVID-19 (archived link) from level 3. Level 4 was just added on Saturday, November 21, 2020, when the CDC adapted its 3-level notice system to a new 4-level system for COVID-19 (archived link). The CDC uses these notices to alert travelers and other audiences to health threats around the world and how to protect themselves. Please keep in mind, the CDC’s travel notice is subject to change without notice.
We will continue to monitor the slow and gradual resumption of cruising. Today’s statement is one of the first outward statements from the cruise line to guests giving the cruise faithful a sign that we are beginning to move forward.