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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.

A federal judge declared earlier this month that Florida cruise lines can require proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

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James Pierce
James Pierce
1 month ago

damn, it’s like disney wants to have us killed

Walt Did It
Walt Did It
1 month ago
Reply to  James Pierce

Yes. I am sure that is Disney’s intention. They obviously want their highest paying customers to die. Clearly that is a very sound business decision. Do you people even pause for a brief moment to think about what you are saying and how utterly moronic the thoughts running through your conspiracy laden heads actually are?

Brad W
Brad W
1 month ago
Reply to  James Pierce

You’re going to have to explain your logic here. If anything they’re trying to keep everyone from being killed by requiring the vaccine.

Even then it can be argued that the Bahaman Government are the ones forcing Disney’s hand. If they can’t dock into port in Nassau, Freeport, or even Castaway Cay, then there can’t be a cruise.

Impressions de Frank
Impressions de Frank
1 month ago
Reply to  James Pierce

Easy solution. Choose another cruise line.

Lila
Lila
1 month ago
Reply to  James Pierce

James you’re right. I don’t get vaccinated because of my religious beliefs so I guess disney doesn’t care about the different beliefs their customers have. The vaccine has been proven to spread Covid & make you sick but that’s none of my business I guess lol

Bart
Bart
1 month ago

Where is the source for the announcement? Guests aboard the Sept. 6 cruise have not received any news from Disney.

Tom Corless
Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Bart

The source is an email from Disney Cruise Line

Harry
Harry
1 month ago

Hope Disney goes broke from these things

John Soenning
John Soenning
1 month ago

What about kids who’s 12th birthday is less than two weeks prior to sailing?

Tom Corless
Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  John Soenning

You’ll have to ask, but I think it’s going to be a no.

Oswald
Oswald
1 month ago
Reply to  John Soenning

go to your doctor and explain the case and get it done on time I’m sure they’ll help you out – or go to a site that doesn’t require strict proof

Derek
Derek
1 month ago

Disney can not legally sail from Florida without making port in a foreign county before returning to Florida, they can also not port in the Bahamas or their private island due to the new restrictions in place by the Bahamas. Disney only had two options 1) cancel the cruises and furlough all the employees again or 2) Require vaccinations, either way unvaccinated people were not going to cruise. It stinks but the Bahamian government gave them no choice, it’s my personal view that not allowing private island porting was extremely petty on their part.

Last edited 1 month ago by Derek
Kai Kami
Kai Kami
1 month ago
Reply to  Derek

Congress passed a temporary ban on the PVSA until next February. Doesn’t mean much for Florida cruises unless your taking a east coast cruise or just want to go to PR but its really big for Alaska and Hawaii cruises

Joseph Kastner
Joseph Kastner
1 month ago

Go broke, Disney. Go broke

Chris
Chris
1 month ago

Good thing they’re letting people cancel without penalty, rare for a cruiseline, the earlier cruises aren’t even two weeks away.

Brooklyn
Brooklyn
1 month ago

This is such crap! I’m not even sailing anytime soon with Disney (not for a year from now) but I truly empathize with all persons who are forced to cancel for the arbitrary Bahamian EO, especially when you are permitted to fly to the Bahamas with only having a negative COVID test. Disney cruises aren’t stopping at other countries or ports so why should this unjust EO apply to their cruises. Makes no sense to me. Truly praying this charade of an EO will not be extended and Disney will only require a negative COVID test as before, thereby being… Read more »

Brad W
Brad W
1 month ago
Reply to  Brooklyn
  1. Their Country, their rules.
  2. This EO is towards ALL cruiselines, not just Disney
  3. Disney’s ships, Disney’s rules.
mis
mis
1 month ago
Reply to  Brooklyn

apparently the bahamian eo is a practicing progressive democrat.

saytransrights
saytransrights
1 month ago
Reply to  Brooklyn

They could also quit being babies and get vaccinated

Anon
Anon
1 month ago
Reply to  Brooklyn

Or, you know, stop being selfish and take 5 minutes to get a shot. No excuses anymore other than your selfishness.

CarolAline Flaumenhaft
CarolAline Flaumenhaft
1 month ago
Reply to  Brooklyn

You know it’s the Bahamian Government and effective for ALL cruise lines, not only DCL????

Kai Kami
Kai Kami
1 month ago

The time for mask and vaccine mandates are here. What will the 80mil people who’ve said they acknowledge the vaccine helps but refuse to get it because they believe it’s their choice on to receive it do when their employers bring the hammer down?

Arthur
Arthur
1 month ago

Edge case, but will apply to my family. My child will be a few days into the age of 12 and will have her first shot. Will Disney not allow me to board because she is 12 and not fully vaccinated?

Solana Victoria Figuera
Solana Victoria Figuera
1 month ago

In my country we don’t have those vaccines, I have the first dosis of Sinopharm and hopefully next week will have the other one. Even tho I would be fully vaccinated I couldn’t go on the cruise? :(

Save the kids
Save the kids
23 days ago

It’s disgusting any Disney attractions that will allow unvaccinated IN. It’s a child’s playland for shit sake. Really messed up people in this country