BREAKING: All Guests 12 and Older Must Now Be Vaccinated to Board Disney Cruises
Last week, the Prime Minister of the Bahamas signed an order utilizing emergency powers to require all passenger cruises to provide a passenger manifest including vaccination statuses. In order to enter a port, all passengers age 12+ must be fully vaccinated. The new restriction will be in effect from September 3 through November 1. Disney Cruise Line has now addressed the executive order and how it will affect their Bahamian cruises.
Disney has announced that all guests ages 12 and older on upcoming sailings must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, and Johnson & Johnson are the accepted COVID-19 vaccinations to meet the requirement.
According to CDC guidelines, the following conditions must be met to be considered fully vaccinated:
Guests who have received both doses of Moderna, Pfizer or AstraZeneca are considered fully vaccinated 14 days after the second dose has been administered.
Guests who have received Johnson & Johnson are considered fully vaccinated 14 days after receiving one dose.
Guests with both one dose of Moderna and one dose of Pfizer are considered fully vaccinated 14 days after the second dose.
Guests who have received one single dose of a vector vaccine (e.g. AstraZeneca) and one single dose of a mRNA vaccine (e.g. Pfizer, Moderna) are not considered fully vaccinated.
Guests who do not provide proof of full vaccination will not be permitted to board the ship.
Guests on a sailing to The Bahamas (including Disney Castaway Cay) departing between September 3 and November 1, 2021, may modify or cancel their cruise without cancellation fees by September 3. Guests who cancel will receive a full refund to the original form of payment.