Disney Cruise Line has updated the “Know Before You Go” section of the Disney Magic at Sea staycation cruises for the United Kingdom starting this summer.

What’s Happening:

  • Disney Cruise Line made updates to the “Know Before You Go” section for Guests going on Disney Magic at Sea staycation cruises this summer in the United Kingdom.
  • The updates give more details for all health and safety measures that will be used during the cruises including the requirement of Guests 18 and older to show proof of vaccination and those 11 and older required to wear masks.
  • There will also be a Virtual Queue used at select pool deck areas.
  • Disney Cruise Line will have a Public Health Officer along with nurses and physicians aboard the ship to help with any suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19.
  • Disney Cruise Line states that all ships will now be equipped with “a new purification system that cleans both air and surface areas using a process called ionization.”

Enhanced Health and Safety Highlights:

  • COVID-19 Vaccination: “In order to sail, Guests 18 years of age and older must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as defined by the National Health Service (NHS). The NHS 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 this vaccination status.”
  • Pre-Trip COVID-19 Testing: “Guests under 18 years of age are not required to be vaccinated, but 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 the date you set sail. 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. Guests may obtain their PCR test from the third-party vendor or any qualified testing supplier.”
  • Embarkation COVID-19 Testing: “All Guests, including those who have been vaccinated, are required to undergo an antigen COVID-19 rapid test administered by a third party in the terminal prior to boarding. Anyone testing positive will undergo a second test to verify the results. All tests administered at the terminal will be at the expense of Disney Cruise Line. Guests with positive COVID-19 test results, as well as those in their travel party, will be denied boarding.”
  • Onboard Medical Capabilities: “While we are taking a multi-layered approach to help promote health and well-being, we have a plan for managing any suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19. We are adding a Public Health Officer and staffing our ships with nurses and physicians experienced in emergency or critical care and certified in advanced cardiac care and life support. We have developed protocols for screening for and responding to symptoms of COVID-19. Medical facilities are equipped with isolation, monitoring care, ventilators, oxygen, laboratory and pharmacy services. The ship’s medical staff adheres to the requirements of the American College of Emergency Physician Health Care Guidelines for Cruise Ship Medical Facilities.”
  • Air Purification: “All ships will be equipped with a new purification system that cleans both air and surface areas using a process called ionization. We are also increasing the circulation of fresh air on board our ships, and all HVAC air filters have been upgraded to MERV-13 high efficiency grade, which can remove very small particles. Additionally, each stateroom maintains singular air circulation, eliminating the need for air intake from adjacent common areas.”
  • Virtual Queue: “In an effort to promote physical distancing and make planning easier, capacity at select venues—like the Goofy’s Pool Deck Area and AquaLab Deck Area—will be managed via our new, easy-to-use virtual queue system.”

More on the Disney Magic at Sea Staycation Cruises:

  • The staycation packages are 2, 3, and 4-night cruises from the UK.
  • Cruises will depart from London Tilbury, Newcastle, Liverpool, and Southampton.
  • During the staycation at sea, you’ll be immersed in the Disney storytelling aboard the Disney Magic cruise ship with all of the entertainment, dining, and recreation activities currently available on the Disney Magic.
  • You’ll be able to get photos of Marvel characters, Captain Mickey, a royal promenade of Disney Princesses, and Toy Story friends.
  • You can get more details on each staycation package here.
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