Mandatory Vaccines for ages 12+


DCL News and Discounts, Disney Cruise, Disney News / Tuesday, August 24th, 2021

There have been some changes to the vaccine requirements on the Disney cruises visiting the Bahamas. All guests 12 and older must be fully vaccinated.

For sailings to The Bahamas beginning September 3, 2021, until November 1, 2021, The Bahamas will require that all passengers ages 12 and older be fully vaccinated in order for a ship to be allowed entry into any of its cruise ports, including private islands like Disney Castaway Cay.

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Castaway Cay Bahamas
Castaway Cay Bahamas

To comply with this new requirement, all Guests ages 12 and older on your upcoming sailing must be fully vaccinated to board the ship. Approved vaccines include those produced by Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson. Please note, in accordance with CDC guidelines:

  • 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. (I know there are Canadians breathing a sigh of relief with this one)
  • 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 choose not to provide proof of vaccination to meet the requirements of The Bahamas will not be permitted to board the ship.

Castaway Cay Bahamas
Castaway Cay Bahamas

Guests on a sailing to The Bahamas (including Disney Castaway Cay) departing from September 3, 2021, to prior to November 1, 2021, may modify their sail date or cancel their sailing without any Disney-imposed cancellation fees by contacting your travel agent by September 3, 2021. Please note that cancellation fees imposed by third-party suppliers, including airlines, as well as travel insurance, are not refundable. Refunds will be processed back to the original form of payment. Standard cancellation policies and terms and conditions apply for any cancellation or modification requests received on or after September 4, 2021.

Guests under the age of 12 and guests coming from outside of the USA will need to take a pre-trip COVID-19 PCR test. This is the first of 2 COVID-19 PCR tests required to set sail. The test should be a lab-based PCR test, not a rapid test. The same guests will take a COVID-19 PCR test at the terminal. This is the second of 2 COVID-19 PCR tests required to set sail.

If you are sailing soon make sure you keep up to date by checking the DCL website.


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