Disney Cruise Line updated their Know Before You Go Debarkation Day page with details on a new post-cruise COVID-19 testing service launching January 31st for guests returning home and may need to provided a negative test to return to their state or home country.
Disney Cruise Line announced that Inspire Diagnostics, Disney Cruise Line’s third-party testing provider, offers an optional service for $98.33 per person for PCR testing, and $41.40 per person for antigen testing.
Guests are responsible for knowing which type of test their home country/state requires (PCR or antigen), and the window of time in which it must be conducted. Testing is conveniently conducted at the terminal after Guests disembark the ship. Results take approximately 45 minutes to two hours, depending on the type of test.
Please note that this service is available for cruises beginning on or after January 31, 2022. For more information and to book an appointment, visit the Safe Passage website. For more information on the new post-cruise testing options as well as all other important information you need to know before your next cruise, please review Disney Cruise Line’s Know Before You Go website page.
New Pre-Cruise Testing Site Added in New Orleans
Guests sailing out of New Orleans can visit the InterContinental New Orleans, located at 444 St. Charles Avenue, to receive a PCR test.
The site, approximately 6 minutes from the Port of New Orleans, is open 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM CST, one to 3 days before each sail date for sailings beginning on January 30, 2022. Storyville Room (for testing appointments on February 11, February 26, February 27 and March 1, 2022); for all other testing appointments, go to the Gentilly Room.
Honestly, this is a no brainier service to offer, especially since the testing volume should be low, and just a few people for the Embarkation testing crew would need to come in a few hours earlier.
So is this day before official testing in lieu of the testing done on the morning of the cruise? Or is that still required also?
This is testing for those that need it before they fly home (international)
Nope. It’s time to remove all testing and vax requirements. DCL is causing their own suffering and has no one to blame but themselves. The day that all requirements are removed is the day I will book another cruise. And if it happens at another cruise line first, they’ll be the one that gets my money.
Many countries have vaccine and testing requirements to enter them. And, as hard as it may be for you to believe, America doesn’t control the rest of the world. As long as you are opposed to science and safety, DCL is very happy to not have you aboard.
Wrong again, R. There are many places in this world I could travel to today that have absolutely no restrictions and there are new countries being added to that list every day. If you would get your head out of the sand long enough to look, you would know. Science is not dictated by politicians. Science is ever-evolving and can always be questioned. What is known now is that masks, nor testing, nor the vax works at stopping infection or transmission of infection. If fact, if you are vaxxed, you are more likely to catch and spread infection as your immune system has been weakened. Why do think that cruise ships full of vaxxed passengers are still getting covid (aka, colds)? It. Does. Not. Work.
Too bad Scott doesn’t remove such dangerous disinformation like your comment. Again, DCL, and all of us sailing, are extremely happy that you won’t be joining us.
I’ll continue to listen to the medical professionals in my family. You continue to listen to professional politicians as they cash their big pharma checks and see where that gets you. Good luck.
Vancouver, Too? I hope.
Based on the timing of the New Orleans announcement, I wouldn’t expect to hear news on Vancouver until much closer to the start of the Alaskan season.
I, for one, want to thank Scott for letting people politely voice their opinions. People are free to do their own research and base their decision on what they think is best for them. I am also grateful that Scott does not seem like someone who is representing the DCL corporation, but one who simply wants to give out as much info as possible. I noticed on most You Tube channels or vlogs the ones that are gung ho about all the protocols have a financial stake in the travel industry. Many regular cruisers who have recently cruised give a very different analysis of the situation. What I can’t understand is how any industry could think that they could offer a much less product and still expect people to pay for what they were use to getting. Thanks again, Scott for all the work you do to get us the most up to date info.
I also would like to know if this service will be offered in Vancouver. Not only for the Alaskan cruise but for the Honolulu to Vancouver cruise that ends on 5/16. Wish Canada would update their entry requirements for cruise ships which could be what DCL is waiting for too
Do you need to take a test before you leave the terminal to get on a flight from Orlando to Dallas? While it’s a domestic flight, I don’t want to be caught off guard if someone asks if I have been out of the country. The cruise only goes to Castaway Cay and back to the US.