Disney Cruise Line continues it’s phased approach as the relaxation and modifications of various health and safety protocols which were required upon the industry restart. Beginning today, April 1, 2022, Disney Cruise Line is rolling out updated health and safety measure for sailings embarking from the United States.
Some onboard products and experiences that were paused due to physical distancing protocols will resume in a phased approach. Protocol updates, among other, include lifting physical distancing across DCL ships and resuming self-service buffets. Face coverings are optional in most places on the ship including Walt Disney Theater. Port Adventures will return to their traditional format where possible.
At this time, the Sail Away Celebration, the Pirate’s Night deck party, and up-close character interactions continue to be paused.
The following Know Before You Go pages have been updated today except where noted:
- Know Before You Go (archived pdf)
- Pre-Cruise Checklist (archived pdf) last updated 3/11/2022
- Canada Sailings (archived pdf) last updated 3/22/2022
- Before Leaving Home (archived pdf)
- Embarkation Day (archived pdf)
- On the Ship (archived pdf)
- Ports of Call (archived pdf)
- Debarkation Day (archived pdf)
Protocols for sailings from Canadian and European ports may vary and will be shared at a later time. It is important to note that the health and safety measures may change at any time without notice and can be different from ship to ship across the fleet.
Just yesterday, it was announced on the Disney Parks Blog that as early as April 18, Disney Parks will start reintroducing traditional character greetings at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts, as well as aboard Disney Cruise Line. An actual date for the reintroduction on the ships was not provided.
For the latest and most up to date information, please visit the Disney Cruise Line’s Know Before You Go page.
Until all vax and testing requirements are gone, NO THANKS! We can easily and quickly get you back to full capacity and making money again, DCL. * waves money around*
Buh-bye! I can assure you that there are plenty of us folks who appreciate the vaccine and testing requirements. Continue waving your money around pointlessly, because Disney will be just fine without you.
Oh, we’ll be back for sure. It’s only a matter of time. DCL cannot continue to operate below capacity. Their need for money will outweigh your fear. I promise you. *continues waving money around*
Yep, I’m even going on extra cruise since the Covid restart. It’s so nice not having to deal with the Karen and Chads and I have yet to see 1 person yelling at the Cast members since the covid restart.
Hey James, not everyone who is against the vaccine is a Karen or a Chad or a right wing conspiracy rhino. In fact most reasonable people are somewhere in the middle. The defense of “you don’t have to go on a cruise” isn’t really fair either. It should be an option. if you were on the other side of the argument you would expect the same.
Sara, just had that very convo with my wife. Beyond more than offsetting losses from any boycotts of the anti-vaxxer cancel culture, the rest of us can bask in cruising free from the negativity of the Chads and Karens who are determined to kill as many people as they can through their ignorance of science and medicine.
Again full price for 1/2 the experience. No thanks end all requirements just like WDW and we will consider returning.
Does that close contact Non-Distanced characters be will be provided soon .
Is Brunch at Palo a buffet again ?
No, we’ve been on two cruises having Palo Brunch (most recently on March 18-20, 2022) and it was still only menu items
Just got back from a cruise and liked that at Cabanas they served you. Prefer that to people (especially kids) with dirty hands using the serving utensils to pile their plates high with food they won’t eat. Am disappointed that they are going back to self-serve. It didn’t slow the line down one bit having the staff serve you.
Agree, at first I thought I would enjoy serving myself but it does look like it is quicker and easier for everyone to have them serve us.
You know their hands are dirty, how? Did you follow them around? Were their hands physically dirty?
Sorry, Lisa…people like you are the reason the idiotic mandates still exist. How about if you are so ascared, YOU stay home and let others live their life?
I agree with Lisa. Normally, we never eat at Cabanas because people are generally gross. When we went a couple of months ago it was way more tolerable. It is usually like Golden Corral on water.
Can we refrain from personal attacks? I think anyone would agree being served food at Cabanas decreases the number of people in contact with the food. And when people go back for 2nd servings….they have dirty hands….it’s a simple fact.
Wow, someone forgot to take their anti-angry pill this morning
I could not agree more. Some things that were put into place during the pandemic, like this protocol, should stay in place. Even if the pandemic is over (which it isn’t) cruise ships have always been known as disease spreaders. My friend calls them floating ‘petri dishes. Having servers for the buffet could make cruises over all healthier regardless of the status of the pandemic.
Going on the Magic on the 30th! Watching vlogs of people on the ship after the restart tells me that I am still gonna have the time of my life however I am still disappointed that there is no Sailing Away party, but I understand.
Drop the vax mandate fill the ship. Pretty darn simple.
DCL is not trying to fill the ship, they are reaching around the desired capacity and some sailings have been removed from being able to book.
@TJ, you’ll have to excuse James. He is a Covidian and has no idea how business works.
I agree Lisa. Normally, we never eat at Cabanas because people are generally gross. When we went a couple of months ago it was way more tolerable. It is usually like Golden Corral on water.
I agree also. We were on the Magic in December, and I actually enjoyed being served at the buffet. Even with the other protocols in place, the cruise was magical and we were very happy to be back on the ship. We’re looking forward to our Med with Greece and the East Bound Transatlantic this year.
Thank you for saying that. DCL does not need people like you. Glad you will not be there when I cruise.