Adults Must Be Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19 as Part of Health & Safety Protocols for “Disney Magic at Sea” UK Staycation Cruises
At the end of March, it was announced that there will be a series of UK-only cruises on the Disney Cruise Line, “Disney Magic at Sea”. Important health and safety information has been released for Guests hoping to sail on the UK Staycations, including COVID-19 vaccination requirements.
In order to sail on “Disney Magic at Sea”, Guests 18 years of age and older must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as defined by the National Health Service, which currently defines “fully vaccinated” as “7 days after the final dose.” Disney Cruise Line will contact Guests prior to sailing with instructions on how to show proof of vaccination status.
Although Guests under 18 years old are not required to be vaccinated, they must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result, paid for by the Guest, taken between 5 days and 24 hours prior to embarkation. Disney Cruise Line has secured a special discounted rate through a third-party vendor for PCR tests and will contact Guests prior to sailing with instructions on how to complete and submit their test results.
All Guests, including those who have been vaccinated, are also required to undergo an antigen COVID-19 rapid test administered by a third party in the terminal prior to boarding, at Disney’s expense.
Anyone positive at the terminal will undergo and a rapid second test to verify the results. Guests who continue to test positive and their party will be denied boarding.
Daily temperature checks and health questionnaires will be required for all Guests prior to embarkation and during the cruise.
All Guests ages 11 and older are required to wear a face covering on the ship and at the terminals, unless in their stateroom, eating or drinking in a designated seating area or while stationary, swimming, or occupying a deck chair.
As a reminder, Disney Magic at Sea is only available for UK residents, meaning residents of either England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland and is subject to government approval.